Metal Lathe Orientation: Whistle
This introductory class will instruct students on how to set up the metal lathe to machine the body of their very own whistle made of aluminum! Students will also use the Dayton Mill/Drill to drill their whistle’s sound hole, as well as files and Foredom flex shaft for creating the whistle insert (directs air over the sound hole).
Beginners interested in machining
How to use a digital read out (DRO)
Finding “zero” off of your work piece to begin a cut
Changing and locking down cutting tools
Drilling with the tailstock
(Idea Foundry workshop members who have taken this class are cleared for independent use of these tools in the shop. Learn more about membership here.)
Pairs Well With
If you're interested in machining, we suggest checking out the Milling Machine Orientation: Carbon Steel Clip class too!
Plan Your Visit
All materials and safety equipment supplied. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to participate, and sturdy footwear (e.g. tennis shoes or boots) is recommended. Plan to arrive for class about 10-15 min early and check in at the front desk. Our main entrance is on State Street, with parking lot entrance on State St. as well. IF parking and street parking available.
Idea Foundry Member - $65
Non Member - $80