Manual Mill Classes signup post (now in Neon)

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Hey Everyone, This is the signup Post for the manual Milling class (Pre Req for Tormach Class) The next class will be this Thursday the 17th, there is a 330pm and a 7pm section.

The class focuses on using the Rong-Fu 45 Vertical Mill but we also use a lot of other tools such as the DO-All Bandsaw, Sandblaster, Belt Sander, and grinder.

Things we will cover:

-Parts of the Mill
-How to indicate a vise
-How to calculate proper machine RPM
-show you 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 Do-All Band-saw
-How to use The sandblaster
-How to make a leather insert on the Laser

You will get a cool little key-chain to take home with you at the end.

This Cost of the class is $100 and is a Pre-Req to take the Tormach Class.

Cash,Check or Venmo are accepted payment methods.

Some good videos to look through before you come to the class can be found HERE



Dang, I am going to be out of town Thursday, I will just have to make sure to catch the next one

Hello, do we have Tormach class scheduled? I’d be willing to pay for a 1-on-1.

@r1b4z01d I am scheduling one after this manual class no more than 15days out.


I’m good to go for the 7PM class. Will venmo work?

yep Venmo will be fine, see you then!

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Awesome thanks @EricP

Hey @r1b4z01d I held off on teaching the class because of the Fusion changes that were going in to effect. I am going to look through all the changes this week then set an official class up for next. Do you have preferred times for classes?

Sweet! I can make myself available any day or time that works for you, JLMK.

I hope I can make it to the upcoming class, but next week is another busy week for me, I can do it any time on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday next week (19,20,22) If those days don’t work I will just have to wait for the next round, thanks

I can make one of those work, I will coordinate later in the week with you

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When is the next class? I am very interested in this course

@iheartblocks I would be available to teach it Thursday at 330 next week if that would work for you?
or do you prefer classes in the evening?

@EricP I would take this class even if it was at 4am on a Friday :slight_smile:.
Thursday the 5th at 3:30pm works great

I’m interested

Sweet @iheartblocks I put you on the schedule for thursday at 3:30. @Fmartin if you would like to sign up I made a spot on the google sheet for the 5th.

Approximate class time 3 hours


I signed up

@EricP There are 3 people signed up for the class right now – is there room for a fourth? No worries if not, just checking.

Looks like there has never been four in the past, so I’ll assume not

Yah I can’t do 4 people it would take about 5hours for the class. I’ll get another one on the books in about a week or so.


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Thanks Eric, no rush for the next class.