This class covers lathe safety, basic metal lathe operations, and offers the skills needed to make a part.
Participants will learn how to select and set up tools in the lathe toolholder and also in the tailstock, how to apply a file to a part to remove burrs, how to quickly and easily install stock in the lathe chuck for turning purposes, and learn about things such as keeping basic concentricity in a part, salvaging a part if mistakes are made or dimensions come out incorrectly, how to use a drill chuck in the lathe tailstock, the proper way to drill a hole, and many other minor procedures that will make it possible to successfully operate a lathe and make something useful.
Participants must watch the following two videos before the class:
Manual Metalworking Lathe Basics
(Please be sure to watch these videos. Those who have not done so at the start of class will have to during class time before moving to the hands-on portion of the class.)
No previous experience required.
After successful completion of this class and the online portion of the Metal Lathe badge MakeHaven members will earn the Metal Lathe badge.
General Public: $218
MakeHaven members: $185
At 770 Chapel, in basement beside main space.