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Lathe Sander

Operate machines that remove toolmarks and smooth round wooden parts.

What does a Lathe Sander do?

Operates lathe or vacuum spindle machine to remove toolmarks and smooth round wooden parts: Positions part to be sanded between headstock and tailstock of lathe, and closes tailstock against part to hold it in place, or places part on rubber cup of vacuum spindle. Starts machine and presses sandpaper of specified grade over and around rotating part. Inspects or feels part to ascertain whether surface is smooth. Removes sanded part from machine. May apply wax or other finishes while part is rotating on machine. May be designated according to machine as Vacuum-Spindle Sander.