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MW: Metal Lathe Sign Off

  • 26 Aug 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Nova Labs, 1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA
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Come learn the king of all tools, the metal lathe. The only tool in the shop that could make itself! Learn the transcendent joy of machining and watching chips fly! Learn how to safely, maintain, set up the machine, face, turn, and drill parts as well as cut short tapers!

- Sign off: Enco 12 x 36 metal lathe

- Prerequisites: Green Orientation is required for sign off.* Additionally, this class requires metalworking knowledge. We strongly suggest anyone taking this class also take Metal Shop Yellow first unless they have significant metalworking experience.

- Mandatory Safety Dress Code: Metal Shop dress code enforced. Comfortable closed-toe shoes; no jewelry; no loose clothing; long pants, and hair/beard tied back. ==>DO NOT wear synthetics.

Instructor: George Clessas has been teaching metalworking at Nova Labs for over 3 years, [masked]

*You may take this class before taking GO, but you may not independently use the tools listed except when supervised by a certified adult or key member. You have 30 days to take GO or the sign off is forfeited.

Class is required for everyone wishing to use the listed tools, regardless of experience level. After taking this class, inexperienced or moderately experienced people should select a project and come in for help and practice on Metal Shop Mondays Open Office Hours.

Note: Must arrive within 15 minutes of sign off class start time.

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