The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the correct cutter and speed setting.
Optional Project: Refrigerator magnet
Prerequisites: None. However, successful completion of MTL103 Basic Metal Shop SBU prior to taking this class is recommended.
Equipment access: Metal lathe
Minimum age: 12
* Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.