Course Description

This is a basic machine shop course. Participants who attend will learn the use of hand tools, what to consider when selecting an appropriate tool for a job, and the identification of a machining process that emphasizes safety, tooling, precision, and accuracy. 

Course Outline


  • Materials
  • Mechanical fasteners
  • Measurement
  • Tolerance
  • Fit
  • Layout
  • Hand tools
  • Power hand tools
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Sharpening
  • Burring
  • Filing
  • Polishing
  • Layout work on the bench
  • Use of hand taps
  • Cutting threads with a die
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