Take your engineering skills to the next level with this 5 day intensive course. Your experienced tutor will guide you through all the tools, techniques and calculations you’ll need to take on even some of the most complex of projects.
A clear step up from the Introduction to the Lathe and Mill, this course is aimed at those who have already acquired lathe and mill skills. Your five days will include advanced lathe work where you’ll learn left, right and two start threads, using toolmakers buttons, cutting precision tapers and using the four jaw chuck. The milling part of the course will include; gear cutting, dovetail and keyway cutting, plus work with the rotary table and indexing plates. An emphasis is put on fitting too, where you will learn all you need to know about filing, scraping, cold chisel work, grinding, hacksaw techniques, heat treatments and all manner of measuring and marking work. Over the week you will use all the techniques to make a milling cutting tool and honing guide to take home with you.
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines you will be using.
It is preferred that you will have attended at least one of the introductory engineering courses.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.