Category:Machine Shop

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Zone Information
I3detroit-machineshop.jpg
Zone Name Machine Shop
Zone Slogan "I'm a lame zone with no slogan"
Zone Coordinator(s) Brandon Biller
Zone E-mail
Map Area I
Zone Color Blue


Bench Grinder

Safety Notes

  • Do not use the bench grinder on aluminum as the aluminum flakes can trap heat in and cause the wheel to fracture.
  • Do not cut off any piece of your body

Equipment

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Acer 1440G Lathe AcerLathe.jpg Yes

Useful Sites

Virtual Machine Shop

Information on a wide variety of machining operations.

http://kanabco.com/vms/library.html

Information on Gears

Timing Belts, Pulleys and Metric Gears

Info from Stock Drive Products/ Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI)

http://www.sdp-si.com/web/html/reference_library.htm

Lathe Machines

Introduction to the Mini Lathe

If you know how a dog works with a face plate you may not need to look, but otherwise

http://www.mini-lathe.com/Mini_lathe/Introduction/introduction.htm

Fasteners

Fastener Basics

http://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/Printable-Tools/Fastener-Basics.pdf

Wood Screws

http://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/Wood-Screws/Wood-Screw-Diameter.aspx

Nails

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/trade_ind_ed/woodworking_posters/Nails.pdf

Technique

Abom79's channel

Adam doesn't skip over much, so if a project takes 4 hours of shop time, there are probably 4 videos, each between 30 and 50 minutes long. Gives a good sense of pacing, order of operations, and general flow of work. For someone who's new to machining, this can be helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3UZn1tcVe7pH3R6C3Gcng

Trash

  • Please don't throw sheet metal, copper, or aluminum away. We recycle these.