As some of you know, I have made a large move. My new job is teaching assistant at a college. My role “25% of time has been working with Millwright students. We do some basic work on “Engine Lathe”. I have thousands of hours on my Wood lathe. Very little on metal working one. I am finding the basic concepts of cutting, centering, adjusting speeds are critical for both types of lathe.
Cutters are definately different.
The question I ask…..maybe this is not the place.
Am I out of my element trying to work on this metal lathe ?
I appreciate any help.
(PS. Other 2 teachers in this school, one a welder and other a “wanna be Millwright” have been telling me I shouldnt be here !) Millwright doesn’t know how to “turn lathe on” REALLY !
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