Learn to use a milling machine to make a decorative clip!
In this class, you will learn the basics of metal machining using a vertical mill. You will create a functional and beautiful carbon steel clip starting from a simple bar using several different machining techniques and methods. The clip will be yours to take home and keep as an example of the skills you have learned.
This class requires no previous experience in machining, although previous work in woodworking or Shopbot operation is helpful. This is a foundation class that will help you understand the fundamentals of machining and how you can use the mill to make incredibly sturdy, beautiful and functional pieces out of materials like steel, brass, aluminum, and even plastics. All the tools and materials you will need are included.
This class counts towards the two-class membership requirement and clears you on the milling machine.