Gear cutting can be a daunting prospect. The one day course will give you the confidence and techniques you need to get gear cutting at home. An essential course for the budding model maker.
Starting with identifying the different gears and processes needed to make them, you will learn all the formulas and measurement techniques required. A firm emphasis is put into the use of the rotary table and indexing plates and how you go about making your own cutters. Our experienced tutor will be happy to look at projects you may already be undertaking.
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.
An understanding of how the lathe or mill operates is useful, but not essential.
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)