When Sun Apr 29 12:30pm — 3:30pm
Where Purple 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 bob karnaugh


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

Cancellations for this event must be made before April 29, 2018 — 12:30pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Introduction to the Clausing-Colchester 13"

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 micrometers
The MIT Machine Shop videos on Youtube

Includes an hour in class followed by at least an hour 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.

If you have already taken the intro class for the former lathe, you do not need this class. You just need a 10 minute personal session to be shown what is different on the new lathe. Several persons can give this instruction including: myself, David Kessinger, Tim Bene, Chris Wischkowsky, Jay Phelps, Nick Silva, Scott Westerman.