I had a cutting board that was one of my first-
It already had a mineral oil and wax finish on it, but has been kicking around the shop since I made it. Someone asked if I still had this board and they were interested in buying it. So I dug it out and thought I would run it through my Grizzly 24” drum sander to get rid of a few scratches. I started out okay sanding, but when the sanding side lost it’s wax coat the sander grabbed it (the bottom was still slick with wax) and shot it out the back of the sander at rocket speed.
It went about twenty feet before being stopped by my workbench. I thought for sure it would be in pieces, it made quite a racket. Nothing but a small dent on the rounded over edge. Wow this is one tough board.
Lesson learned- DO NOT PUT WAXED BOARDS THROUGH THE DRUM SANDER without first removing the wax !!
I know jet propulsion is one of the safety issues with a drum sander so I never stand in front or behind the sander while it is working. Good thing I payed attention.
Now if I had thought one second about the wax issue….
Putting a new finish on it and it is sold.
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