It would be great to have a workshop of some variety on the metal lathe in the fabrication shop. It looks like a great tool for the space, but is one that needs some training.
Jim and Nicholas have both given me a quick hand with it in the past, this was great to help me with a project. However it wasn't to the level that I'd go and use it on my own, and I'd like to get there. If that means I end up being the guy putting together the training material I'm good with that.
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Hey Everyone, I found the Blondihacks (Metal Lathe Tutorial) videos very informative: She goes through the following (There is one video per item below):
Turning to a shoulder
How to pick metal
Taps and Dies
Calipers and Micrometers
Snap Gauges & Depth gauges
Speeds and Feeds
I encourage anyone interested in the lathe/mill to go over these videos. They will give you enough knowledge to be able to approach these pieces of equipment with enough knowledge and understanding to work on these machines safely. The instructor is excellent at explaining stuff and she operates a hobby lathe/mill and is a talented maker which really fits in with the Makerspace's tooling and intent.