When Sun Oct 2 2pm — 5pm
Where Workshop - Machine Shop
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn about the operational basics of the machine shop's Clausing-Colchester lathe, capabilities and limitations and where to find a variety of attachments.
Host bob karnaugh


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

Cancellations for this event must be made before October 2, 2022 — 2:00pm.

Register for this Event

1 spaces of 5 available

About this Event

Introduction to the Clausing-Colchester 13", Part II, Machine side Instruction. Note: Registration for Part II is only possible after completing Part I, Clausing/Colchester lathe Self Study and QuizPass.

Protect yourself
Protect the lathe
Being a considerate user
Description of the various parts of the lathe
Loading a work piece
Selecting the chuck
Selecting and loading tools for specific tasks
Setting the correct tool posture
Selecting and setting the rotation speed
Uses of the tail stock
Setting the auto feeds for the saddle and cross slide
How to set the angle of the compound
Dealing with common problems such as deflection
The use of Calipers

Includes at least 3 hours at lathe side

At the beginning of class each student will be expected to indicate the up coming lathe 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 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 one contains a quiz that forms a password.

Note: The Study material is at:
https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Machine_Shop_Clausing_Colchester_Lathe_Self_Study. Go to "search dallas makerspace" box at the top of the Wiki page; type in: "Clausing Colchester Lathe Self Study" Follow the links three clicks deep to the content file. Take the quiz; the best answers form a cute, subject relevant word. If the letter sequence doesn't form such a word, review your answers. Email the password to me at [email protected] If correct I will add your name to the quizpass AD which will allow you to register for the class. Note it can take some hours, or even the next day, before the add results in a new permission in the system.