If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to use the tools you need safely or need a refresher, Tool Training sessions are for you! This 2.5-hour personalized training will launch you into the world of precision machining at the Artisan's Asylum. Makers of all types will benefit from shaping aluminum, steel, and plastics into precisely cut parts.
In this class students will learn to safely use our Colchester/Clausing Metalworking Lathe (a.k.a. engine lathe). After an introduction to terminology and machine anatomy, students will learn the following operations:
"Metalworking Support Tools" strongly recommended. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Practice materials and end mills will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.
What to Bring:
Please wear closed-toe shoes, avoid any dangling clothes or adornments, and tie back long hair. Students are encouraged to bring scrap materials or personal projects to class.
Manual Metalworking Lathe tool training sessions are generally available alternate Monday evenings, 7:30 to 10pm. You can register for a particular session according to the dates on the ticket types above.
Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast. After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.