This class teaches the basic techniques and safety practices needed to begin making your own tools and knives on the Nova Labs 2" x 72" belt grinder, and provides a signoff if you demonstrate a solid understanding of tool operation and safety practices during the class.
Our 72 inch grinder has a 2 inch belt and is specifically designed for precision grinding tools and knives. It gives you a lot of freehand grinding surfaces that get into corners and curves of your piece. If you know a few simple techniques, it is safe, efficient, and a joy to use but there are some serious risks involved so a signoff is required to use the tool.
Sign off: 72 inch Belt Grinder
Prerequisite: Nova Labs Green Orientation.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is being offered ONLY to current Nova Labs members. You MUST provide your own respirator or mask!
Minors under 16 may NOT take the class.
Minors 16-17: May take the class, but parents must remain in the lab and available in case needed or in an emergency.
SAFETY: Must wear leather shoes and non-synthetic clothes (synthetics will melt and can stick to your skin). A dust mask or respirator is required. Masks are require at all times in the lab. Failure to do so may result in being turned away from the class without a refund.
We reserve the right to ask any participant to leave if we feel they are compromising safety or disturbing the class.
Refund and Events Policy: https://www.nova-labs.org/class-and-event-policies/
The 2x72 Belt Grinder is a RED tool, and the signoff is required to use the tool independently.
Nova Labs previously announced this event on Meetup.com.
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