Manual Milling Class

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The Manual Milling class is taught by Eric Peterson

This class focuses on the basics of machining and is a prerequisite for the Tormach class.

Check the google sheet for upcoming classes if none are listed please email the address above to request one. class-schedule

In this class you will make a bottle opener out 2024 Aluminum stock using multiple tools and techniques; Approximate time:3 hours

Typical class cost is $100 but subject to change.


  • Safety
  • Parts of the Mill
  • How to indicate a vise
  • How to calculate proper machine RPM
  • The difference between climb and conventional milling
  • How to square a part
  • How to layout a semi precise part with Dykem fluid and calipers
  • How to center drill, drill, and counter bore
  • How to mill a pocket
  • How to use the shop's Do-All Bandsaw
  • How to use the shop's media blaster
  • How to use the shop's buffer/polisher
  • How to use the shop 1x30" belt sander