No matter what you are repairing or restoring, sooner or later you are going to have to make or repair that elusive spare part! Our two day machining for restoration course will teach you the mechanical skills needed to be able to do just that.
The course consists of two days working in our friendly, well equipped environment where you will learn the following: lathe and milling techniques, identifying threads, restoring old components, making bolts and screws, making and fitting new bearings and much more. You are encouraged to bring along a problem project part, where you can discuss the issue with fellow restorers and your experienced tutor.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines and tools you will use.
No machining experience needed. All materials for set projects are included in the cost.
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.
Brilliant course for a novice
I attended the 'Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course'. It lasts for four days and for a complete novice like me, was quite intensive. I learned so much from our instructor, Bob, who seems to have infinite patience. All the staff at Axminster were friendly and welcoming, the other "students" were great and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the confidence to tackle both basic lathe and milling tasks in connection with my hobby of railway modelling. I thoroughly recommend this course.Pete Townsend, Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course
Excellently run, highly recommended
A full five days of hard but very enjoyable instruction and education through a very informed and positive instructor. Bob was friendly and very good at teaching his life long skills to the less informed without any hint of looking down on you for not knowing, this is the third course I have attended and every one was excellently run and the tools were plentiful and well maintained. This course and any other engineering based courses run at Axminster come highly recommended.Tony P, Engineering Course (5 day)