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BL_S03: 2x72 Belt Grinder Sign-off

  • 31 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 (Blacksmith Shop)
  • 2



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 (members-only)

PREREQUISITES: Age 16 and over. Any person aged 16 or 17 must have a parent remain on the premises in case of emergency.


  • Must wear cotton or wool clothing – no synthetic materials.
  • Shoes must be made from leather or canvas; plastic-topped sneakers will not be allowed
  • Eye protection (goggles) are provided, but you may bring your own for the best fit.
  • Failure to wear appropriate clothing may result in being turned away from the class without a refund.

N95 respirators will be provided.

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