When Mon Dec 11 6pm — 7:30pm
Where Interactive Classroom
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 Jerry Kassebaum


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only
    • Ages 16+

Cancellations for this event must be made before December 11, 2017 — 6:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Introduction to the Clausing Colchester Metal Lathe

Protect yourself
Protect the lathe
Description of the various parts of the lathe
Loading a work piece
Selecting the head stock 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 micrometers
The MIT Machine Shop videos on Youtube

Includes an hour in class followed by an hour at lathe side

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.