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MW_S03: Metal Lathe Sign Off

  • 25 Aug 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax 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: Use of this tool 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.

IMPORTANT: You must arrive within 15 minutes of sign off class start time.

Class is required for everyone wishing to use the listed tools, regardless of experience level. Though not required for sign off, we highly recommend that 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.

Instructor: George Clessas,, is an experience metalworker who has been teaching with us for over 3 years.

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