The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop. Even if you are not an Instructables member, free PDF downloads of all our machine manuals are available here.
The Manual Lathe is a metal and woodshop tool that spins a workpiece about an axis of rotation while performing various cutting operations to create an object with symmetry about that axis.
This class is the most advanced class in a greater course series covering Metal Shop safety procedures and equipment. In this course series you will learn how to safely operate and adjust machines to cut, shape, and drill metal.Check out the rest of the Metal Shop classes:
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Manual Lathe
This lesson goes over the anatomy of the manual lathe, as well as basic safety and approved materials for machining.
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Lesson 2: Lathe Basics
Learn the basic operations of the lathe including the control panel, carriage and tailstock.
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Lesson 3: Using the Digital Readout
Use the digital readout for easy measuring and precise part creation.
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Lesson 5: Speed and Cutting
Using the right speed for a given material will help you cut safely and accurately.
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Lesson 6: Operating the Manual Lathe
How to run the machine for all kinds of materials and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the manual lathe. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!