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 and honing machine. 

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

2018-2019 Session Details:
2/26 - 5/14/2019
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 Training@MASCPA.org 


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least 10 business working days prior to class start date. Substitutions will be accepted at anytime. No shows and cancellations less than 10 business days prior to class start will be charged the advertised price for the class.

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P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891
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