Intro to Sheet Forming
Class 1 – Students will make a box or dustpan or something simple of their own design. Principles taught will include:
Cutting, shears, jump, rotary, power snips, nibbling, plasma cutting, notchers, pinch & snip
folding, breaks (box & pan), leaf & press
roll, power slip,rotary machine
joints & edging – wire edging, rivets, solder & brazing
Introduction to Machining on a Manual Vertical Knee Mill
This class will introduce participants to the basic safety and operation of a manual vertical knee mill, and includes hands-on experience.
On Day 1 students will learn the basics about safety, parts of the mill, cutting tools, speeds and feeds, setups, use of the rotary table, and boring.
On Day 2 students will learn tramming (ensuring flatness of the mill table with respect to the quill), and will receive hands-on instruction and experience in inking, measuring, and scribing, followed by hands-on instruction and experience in using the mill to machine at least one piece.
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