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Introduction to the Metal Lathe

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Learn the basics of using a metal lathe and start machining your own metal fittings, tools, replacement parts and more!

About this Event

This hands-on single session metalworking workshop will introduce members of the maker community to the basics of turning using a metal lathe. Learning to use the metal lathe is a valuable skill for anyone wanting to start metalworking, a metal lathe allows for precision cutting and carving of a variety of alloys and metals.

This workshop covers the applications and usage of a metal lathe, explains basic tool geometry, and demonstrates how to face off and turn to a diameter using the lathe.

Perfect for beginners looking to use the lathe for the first-time, or those who have taken a break from metalworking and are looking for a chance to refresh their skills and get back in the workshop.


Places are limited and bookings are essential.

All sessions take place on-site at Makerspace Adelaide with small group sizes and direct instruction from an experienced metal-worker, cost is inclusive of all materials.

All participants must fill in a liability waiver at the beginning of the session, provided by the facilitator. 


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