Profession wood sander

Wood sanders smoothen the surface of a wooden object using various sanding instruments. Each applies an abrasive surface, usually sandpaper, to the workpiece to remove irregularities.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Types of wood

    Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.

  • Wood cuts

    Different ways of cutting wood, across the grain or parallel with it, and radial or tangential to the core. The behaviour of cuts of wood under different circumstances and the optimal cut for a given purpose. Influence of special attributes of the wood, like knots or defects.

  • Sanding grits

    Distinguish different grits of sandpaper in order to obtain a rougher or finer finish of the wood.

  • Types of sanders

    Types of electric sanders such palm grip and pistol grip sanders, their features and application.

  • Woodworking processes

    Steps in the processing of wood for the manufacturing of wooden articles and types of machines used for these processes such as drying, shaping, assembling and surface finishing.

  • Sanding techniques

    The various sanding techniques (such as gang sanding), as well as the different sanding papers necessary for which surface.


  • Sand wood

    Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.

  • Clean wood surface

    Use a variety of techniques on a wood surface to ensure it is free of dust, sawdust, grease, stains, and other contaminants.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Maintain sanding machines

    Clean and oil the machines used for smoothing surfaces, check for signs of corrosion, replace defective parts, and perform minor repairs to ensure good functioning.

  • Use sanding machines

    Use and operate different kinds of sanding machines.

  • Inspect wood materials

    Carry out a thorough inspection of wood material using appropriate methods, instruments, tools, and other apparatus.

Optional knowledge and skills

meet contract specifications use wood chisel perform test run inspect quality of products set up the controller of a machine woodworking tools identify hazards in the workplace consult technical resources manufacturing of daily use goods check quality of raw materials monitor automated machines record production data for quality control keep records of work progress manage timber stocks identify abrasives types apply wood finishes manufacturing of sports equipment dye wood report defective manufacturing materials troubleshoot apply restoration techniques operate thickness planer machine stain wood supply machine dispose of non-hazardous waste manufacturing of furniture timber products