Access Policies • Safety Policies
Introduction to Combination Sander
How to Start
Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
Schedule an in Person Certification Class*: Go to the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Grinding, Sanding, and Filing Certification Class. This is a 30 minute class taught by think[box] staff that covers basic grinding, sanding, and filing safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "GRIND" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] sanders and grinders during all open hours.
* If you already know how to use this equipment, please use the above link anyway and use the comments section of the online scheduler to indicate your level of familiarity with the equipment. Depending on your past experience think[box] staff are willing to expedite the certification process.
Metal Shop Sander: Metal and plastic ONLY. Absolutely NO WOOD.
Wood Shop Sander: Wood ONLY. Absolutely NO METAL
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The combination sander is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, however training sessions do take priority since they are scheduled in advance. Please look at the calendar below to see when the combination sander will be in use. Additionally, you can call ahead ((216) 368-3248) to see if the machine is in use.