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MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision
Class Number 257-53690

In this advanced skills class, learn the art of tramming, how to make sure the mill and vise are exactly plumb and parallel, and how to precisely square up work. Confidently use a dial test indicator, 1-2-3 block, fly cutter, and deburring stone. Leave with the skill to mill flat and square projects to a very high degree of accuracy. With practice and patience, become a more accurate machinist and competent mill user!

Project: Square an aluminum part


  • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

  • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: All 16- to 17-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the mill, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Required: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Tie hair back or secure under a cap and remove jewelry.

  • Recommended: Hearing protection

TechShop Location: TechShop Mid-Peninsula
Room / Area: Machine Shop
Instructor: John Shern
Class Date: Monday, Sep 29, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Class Length: 2 Hours
Member Price: $70.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $90.00
Lab Fee: $5.00
Age Range: 16 and Up
Must Attend with Parent: 16 through 17
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 4
Current Students: 1
Seats Left: 3

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