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Introduction to Machining

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN ONE-ON-ONE, TWO HOUR SESSION with Paul Firnshild, a professional machinist to learn how to work the lathes, and other equipment in the Freeside shop. DATE AND TIME TO BE DECIDED BY PAUL AND YOURSELF, after making payment here on Meetup.

You will be given a blueprint and written step by step instructions for making the parts in the drawing. You will be given all the instruction and demonstration you need to accomplish each step. By the end of the session you will have made something useful that you can be proud of.

You will get hands-on experience at the activities below:

*Measuring with digital and dial calipers
*Part layout
*Correct use of a hacksaw, cutoff saw and file

Milling machine techniques:
*Using a dial indicator to square the vice
*Setting up the digital readout with via edge finder and vice stop
*Using parallels
*Center drilling, drilling, countersinking, and counterboring
*Setting the quill stop
*Side milling and end milling
*Climb milling
*When to use the drill press to your advantage

Using the lathe:
*Correct tool selection, positioning, and setting tool height
*Turning precision diameters
*Selecting tap drills and tapping on the lathe

Instructor: Paul Firnschild

$75/student, $60 for Freeside members*
*Adjust your payment on the honor system at checkout

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