Milling Machine Basics
Make a keychain bottle opener while learning basic metal machining on our manual mill! Students will learn rules for safe machine operation, mill set-up, basic tool selection and maintenance, and proper machining technique with plenty of hands-on practice. Skills include squaring raw material, measuring and cutting to dimension (accurate to .001”… a quarter the thickness of a sheet of paper!), locating and drilling precision holes, and finishing edges with a file.
Manual Mill + selection of end mills
All materials and consumables are provided by ADX, including safety equipment.
Russ Fogle has been teaching metalworking skills to amateurs and professionals alike since 2011. Recently returned from a 5-month hike of the Pacific Coast trail, Russ now runs Arc & Edge, an art and design studio using contemporary manufacturing methods to shape stone, wood and metal.
No experience required! This is a great follow-up class, however, to Intro to Metal Shop, and will build on skills introduced in that class. Students should read a document called Introduction to Manual Milling document before class (provided by the instructor via email before class).
A NOTE ABOUT CLASS SIZE
Classes are limited to 4 students to ensure lots of hands-on time with the tools and personal attention from the instructor. If the class is sold out but you’re still interested in this particular class, we can add your name to a waitlist and will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Check out our class policies here.