What to bring for a semester at VWS
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Keep a backup pair in case you lose or break yours. Eye trauma is no joke.
It gets loud in the shop! You don't need extra fancy ones, but you'll want over-the-ear muffs that are comfortable.
Sturdy, Close-toed shoes
You want good traction and protection against dropped materials.
We may ask you to wear a mask in the shop—especially if we know there have been local Covid cases.
Woodworking creates a lot of dust. None of it is good to breathe.
We recommend Norton combination waterstones—grits 220/1000 & 4000/8000.
Keep your waterstones soaking in a plastic container so they're always ready to use.
These sanders save a lot of time—especially on a larger project. You won't need this until the middle of the semester, so you can wait to get one.
Make sure these fit your sander! You'll want 120, 150, 180, and 220 grit.
Not required, but definitely useful. We recommend 6" or 12" clutch-style bar clamps.