I’m working on a project: wood shelf with mountain topography
In order to carve the mountains isn’t feasible to use hand wood carving tools and I use angle grinder with a wood rasp disk (the disk don’t cut, it is nothing fancy as a plane or a chain) see description
Yesterday @joeatkin2 pointed out to me that angle grinder isn’t allowed inside the wood workshop but we both believe this is something that can be solved because regulation wasn’t defined for this context and safeguards can be put in place (I used the SLMS angle grinder, a wood rasp disk and I was wearing protections).
I’m happy, as suggested by @joeatkin2 to draft a risk assessment and verify that the abrasive disks have CE marks, but there is already a risk assessment for the angle grinder and there is not CE marks because these type of rasp disks are made of steel and not covered by an European directive or regulation (I believe it is the same for many drill bits we use every day with the cordless drill in the workshop).
- review the existing risk assessment discourse page and explicitly write that in the wood workshop the risk is mitigated by using only wood rasp disks
- buy a dust shroud to be attached to the vacuum cleaner, reducing amount of dust and also covering the disk when not in use.
I really would like to move forward in the next days with this project inside the wood workshop, can you please share with me if I’m making correct suggestions to get OK from the @woodtechs team ? If not, is there something specific I’m missing and that I need to do?