MADISON, Wis. – More than 30 woodworkers and students from industry and education gathered to attend a recent lunch and learn sponsored by Stiles Machinery and 3M and held at Madison College. Participants learned about how to select proper abrasive types, as well as new technology in wide belt and portable power sanding.

Seminar sessions included classroom presentations and machine and tool demonstrations. Presenters included Peter Van Dyke for Stiles Machinery, along with Ron Hansen and Dan Bygd for 3M.

In addition to walking away with increased knowledge of sanding, one lucky participant won a new 3M pneumatic D/A sander, provided by 3M as the door prize. The Cabinetmaking program at Madison College is a Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) EDUcation member and hosts several seminars annually which are open to industry members. To get on the notification list, contact Patrick Molzahn at 608-246-6842 or

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