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WS-204 Intro to Machine Tools and Materials- Build a Clock: November 3-7
Instructor: Al Dodson
$660 Early Bird (before 09/19/2014)
$700 Early Bird (before 09/19/2014)
Lab Fee: $75.00
School of Horology
Introduction to Machine Tools and Materials: Build a Clock
This class is an introduction to machining and materials. The classroom includes a complete set of tools and machines for each student. Students will “build” their own working clock using the gearing and escapement of a modern German clock movement (Regula AM44). Using the Sherline lathe and milling machine, this conversion will familiarize students with many aspects of machining and allow them to complete the project in the short time available. The skills taught are applicable to any field requiring micro machining and the abundant “hands-on” time will familiarize students with machine tools and their operation. Accuracy is basic to precision work and we will use the micrometer and caliper to take measurements to aid in our work. Also covered is basic metallurgy and the making of custom tooling.
The workshop will be held at the NAWCC School of Horology on Monday-Friday (half day on Friday), between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00. Those students wishing to stay Friday afternoon may use the time to practice skills learned during the course. This includes 1 hour for lunch each day.