Metal Lathe Training

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Hands on learning of the fundamentals of safe and practical use of a Metal Lathe.


About this Event

Students who successfully compete this class will earn the Metal Lathe badge, allowing ongoing use for members. No previous experience required.

The Learning Objectives are as follows:

  • Identify the locations and function of the milling machine's E-stop
  • Identify and demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Explain and Identify Lock Out-Tag Out procedure and guidelines for the metal lathe
  • List/adhere to all shop/lab safety rules established by Make Haven
  • Identify the location and function of the components on the lathe
  • Demonstrate adequate clamping/fixturing procedure of work-piece
  • Demonstrate proper start up and speed selection sequence 
  • Identify and explain the function of machines preventative maintenance (TPM) requirements
  • Demonstrate proper care and use of precision measuring tools
  • Reference the Machinists Handbook for proper tool selection / cutting speeds and feeds.


There will be three chapters of required reading before starting class. Text will be emailed after registration. 

Successful students will earn the Metal Lathe badge, but badge is not guaranteed and is based on the instructor's assessment.

Students must attend the entire class to earn the Metal Lathe badge.

This is an in-person, hands-on class. Partipants will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth and keep distanced. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or with a recent exposure will be asked to reschedule. Complete guidelines for the space use at this time can be found at



Cancelations will not result in a refund once 72 hours or less from start of class.


Real name: 
Christopher Heun


Instructor Bio: 

Christopher Heun is a husband and a father to three incredible girls. He is a certified Precision Machine Tool Instructor through the State of Connecticut. He has been working in precision manufacturing since 2004. He teaches Precision Machine Tool for Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS formerly CTHSS) and CNC Programming for Naugatuck Valley Community College. He is passionate about all forms of metal working and love to discuss, learn, share and explore the craft. He hopes to one day go back to school for material sciences (metallurgy). He loves to eat tacos and he finds splitting, stacking and burning firewood relaxing.

When capacity of event is full you may join the Waiting List. For online events a link to join the session will be automatically emailed after registration.
Terms and Conditions

All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance of class. Cancellation after will result in forfeit of registration fee.

Arrival more than 15 minutes late will result in not being able to participate.

Participants must sign MakeHaven waiver to participate.