Take your engineering skills to the next level with this 5 day intensive course. Your experienced tutor will guide you through all the tools, techniques and calculations you’ll need to take on even some of the most complex of projects.
What you will learn
A clear step up from the Introduction to the Lathe and Mill, this course is aimed at those who have already acquired lathe and mill skills. Your five days will include advanced lathe work where you’ll learn left, right and two start threads, using toolmakers buttons, cutting precision tapers and using the four jaw chuck. The milling part of the course will include; gear cutting, dovetail and keyway cutting, plus work with the rotary table and indexing plates. An emphasis is put on fitting too, where you will learn all you need to know about filing, scraping, cold chisel work, grinding, hacksaw techniques, heat treatments and all manner of measuring and marking work. Over the week you will use all the techniques to make a milling cutting tool and honing guide to take home with you.
What you’ll take home
- Milling cutter (made by you)
- Hand scraper (made by you)
- Honing device (made by you)
- Course notes
- Certificate of attendance
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown of the machines you will be using.
It is preferred that you will have attended at least one of the introductory engineering courses.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
What our students say...
Brilliant course for a novice
I attended the 'Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course'. It lasts for four days and for a complete novice like me, was quite intensive. I learned so much from our instructor, Bob, who seems to have infinite patience. All the staff at Axminster were friendly and welcoming, the other "students" were great and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the confidence to tackle both basic lathe and milling tasks in connection with my hobby of railway modelling. I thoroughly recommend this course".Pete Townsend, Introduction to the Lathe and Milling Course
Excellently run, highly recommended
A full five days of hard but very enjoyable instruction and education through a very informed and positive instructor. Bob was friendly and very good at teaching his life long skills to the less informed without any hint of looking down on you for not knowing, this is the third course I have attended and every one was excellently run and the tools were plentiful and well maintained. This course and any other engineering based courses run at Axminster come highly recommended."Tony P, Engineering Course (5 day)