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Lathe Theory and Practice


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This course will provide you with hands-on training and classroom instruction, primarily on engine lathes and their uses, including threading, knurling, and cutting tapers, balls, and grooves. You will practice measuring techniques using both calipers and micrometers. You can complete the machinists hammer, a project which covers the full range of lathe capabilities, in the 30 hour course or you can choose to do other projects.

Suggested Tools: 10-inch Adjustable Wrench, Allen Wrench Set to 5/16, safety glasses (required), safety shoes (recommended), clothing should not be too loose.

Students must be 18 years of age to attend the class, unless accompanied by an adult who is also taking the class.