Machine shop training course.

I am thinking of running machine shop training courses in the UK for those interested in learning how to really use lathes and other big shop equipment. The idea is subject to insurance company permission etc. but I wanted to gauge if there was any potential interest from people here (obviously only those based in the UK, unless you really want to commute)

I'd expect costs to be something like 50 GBP per day + materials, and no more than two or three people per session, keeping the ratio of machines to people as 1:1. We'll probably try and do "group projects" as well as bring your own. The idea of group projects is that every ones gets to make more than one of something, to get techniques sorted out, and then we combine everyones work into assemblies - collaboration at its finest.


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I would totally do this if I lived on your continent.
Kiteman7 years ago
I'd say "yes", except Manchester is a bit of a hike from Suffolk.

However, I'd say you'd be able to fill such a course from your local student population (150k?  200k?); arty types wanting new skills, Makers wanting a bit of hands-on etc.

You could advertise locally, and online.  Is there a Dorkbot in Manchester?

steveastrouk (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
No signs of Dorkbot here. I wondered about local school "resistant materials" teachers ? 
I am one of the people behind HACMan, a hackspace group based in Manchester, I can ask at our meetings if people are interested (i know i am!). If you fancy coming along, We're at MadLab every wednesday evening.
steveastrouk (author)  thinkl33t7 years ago
Hi, I have two young engineers working with me from Monday, one is well known in this parish....We may well try and make a company night out every week with you - you're in Shudehill aren't you ? Steve
Yup, interested :)
Edge Street, In the Northern Quarter, yeah. See you there (hopefully)!
Those too, plus maybe their older students (suggest they bring their "gifted and talented" [G&T] pupils).

steveastrouk (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Good ideas.
I certainly would be interested. PM or e-mail if you go ahead with this, sounds cool...
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