MANUAL LATHE CLASS

Manual Lathe Class
MANUAL LATHE CLASS

MANUAL LATHE CLASS

6 Lessons

76 Enrolled

Level

The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.

The Manual Lathe is a metal and woodshop tool that spins a workpiece about an axis of rotation while performing various cutting operations to create an object with symmetry about that axis.

This class is the most advanced class in a greater course series covering Metal Shop safety procedures and equipment. In this course series you will learn how to safely operate and adjust machines to cut, shape, and drill metal. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.

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    Class Author:p9shopstaff

    We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.

    Lessons

    Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Manual Lathe

    This lesson goes over the anatomy of the manual lathe, as well as basic safety and approved materials for machining.

    Lesson 2: Lathe Basics

    Learn the basic operations of the lathe including the control panel, carriage and tailstock.

    Lesson 3: Using the Digital Readout

    Use the digital readout for easy measuring and precise part creation.

    Lesson 4: Collets and Chucks

    Learn the best methods for securing small and large workpieces.

    Lesson 5: Speed and Cutting

    Using the right speed for a given material will help you cut safely and accurately.

    Lesson 6: Operating the Manual Lathe

    How to run the machine for all kinds of materials and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the manual lathe. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

    Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
    Get out there and make something!