Introduction to Machining

No experience required!

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN ONE-ON-ONE, TWO HOUR SESSION with Paul Firnschild, a professional machinist to learn how to use the milling machine, drill press, cutoff saw 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 drawing 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:

*Safety
*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

Instructor: Paul Firnschild

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

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