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Mr. Steve Smith from Grass Valley CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oscillating Sander for Curves

Help me give my students a new tool to increase their success in working with wood.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyone has a place in this life, but finding it can be difficult. Last trimester, “Alli” found her passion in woodshop. On a 1 hour project, Joe spent 8. She couldn’t stop and I didn’t get in her way. By the time the class ended, Alli had made a cutting board, a bird house with her initial and was looking for a new challenge.

Alli might be exceptional but there are many junior high students who relish the opportunity to use their hands as well as their brains; to make a bowl appear where there was once a block of wood or to discover they have potential when they thought they had none.

My Project

This machine will allow students to sand curves and holes with ease and speed. I continue to look for projects that the kids can do that will increase what their shop experience will be. I see an oscillating sander and a needed component to our shop.

With the sander, the kids will be able to finish projects to a higher level and finish then they have been able to do in the past.

I love woodworking and am trying to get Junior high students excited about something else besides what's on their phones or on their computers. Hopefully giving them a new hobby for life!

Mr. Steve Smith
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK36578323T Bench Oscillating Sander7.5 A • Grainger $495.96 1 $495.96

Materials cost

$495.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$578.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.14

Total project goal

$680.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$680.92

2 Donors

-$669.59

Donations toward project cost

-$578.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.33

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$0.00

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