MWSC Shop Practices

Course Description:

This course offers an audit of the operation and function of the following machines:  cutoff saw, band saw, pedestal grinder, belt sander, drill press, lathe, vertical milling machine surface grinder, heat treatment, honing machine...etc. One half of the course will be in the training center shop performing layout work, demonstrations, and hands on fabrication of a small tool of their choosing.

Course Objectives:

Students will have a general understanding of covered machines including presentation and knowledge skills necessary to maneuver/operate on the shop floor.

Course Outline:

  • Safety
  • Shop Math-Review
  • Print Reading Review
  • Measuring Skills Review
  • Tool Layout
  • Drill Press
  • Cut-Off Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Operation of the Harding Lathe
  • Operations of a Vertical Milling Machine
  • Operations of a Surface Grinder

2017/2018 Session Details:
69 Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  6-9 pm 

Required Book: 
Machine Shop Essentials 
ISBN: 978-0831129002

Register below  or 
Contact the MA Training Department at 
717-843-3891 or 

Date: 1/23 - 4/10/18
Sessions: 23 Sessions
Times: 6-9 pm , T & TH
Location: MTC, 320 Busser Rd
Cost (member): 759
Cost (non-member): 1,139

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320 Busser Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891