Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Dallas Makerspace closed on March 18 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

When Wed Oct 16 6pm — 9pm
Where Workshop - Machine Shop
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn machine side about the operational basic of the shop's Bridgeport mill, capabilities and limitations
Host bob karnaugh


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only
    • Ages 18+

Cancellations for this event must be made before October 16, 2019 — 6:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Note: Registration for Part II is only possible after completing Part I, Bridgeport mill Self Study and QuizPass. This is available in the Event calendar the hour prior this class. The Part I material can also be accessed via DMS Wiki, type "bridgeport101 with quiz" in the search box.

Introduction to the Bridgeport Mill:

Protect yourself
Protect the mill
Being a considerate user
Milling versus Drilling
Description of the various parts of the Mill
Mill controls and cautions
How to load/unload a cutter and a draw bar caution
The Digital read out
Selecting the cutting speed
Selecting a prudent cutting depth
Setting the auto feed and cautions about its use
Squaring and fixturing a work piece
Dealing with common problems such as deflection
The use of Measurement tools
Squaring the vice and caution about the tram

Includes at least two hours mill side, usually three

At the beginning of class each student will be expected to indicate the up coming mill related project he/she has by drawing, picture or other means.

Special Considerations and Warnings

Work and class in the machine shop area requires safety glasses with side shields whenever machinery is in use, closed top shoes (best are steel toe shoes). Note: The machine shop area can be a bit grimy.

Note: This is Part II, one can only enroll in this class after completing the self study, part I. Part I contains a quiz that forms a password that is to be sent to [email protected] in order to get your name on the Bridgeport QuizPass AD. See Bridgeport mill Part I in the events calendar.