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F 10 atlas lathe find


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For me it was just start turning dials and watching YouTube videos. You can't beat hands on experience. It can't be learned from a book. For many machining operations a thorough understanding of trigenomentry is essential. Being a CNC machinist doesn't mean you can automatically do manual machining. In many shops a program is made at a desk and the (CNC) machinist just feeds the machine, changes tools, turns the speed/ feed up or down. It ends up being more production turning out many of the same parts. Manual required more one off parts that requires more input in thought, skill and talent.
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you bet, the old timers are ether retired or dead, and knowing why and how something works is getting to be a lost art....
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I did the community college night classes decades ago, they assumed we knew math so it started as basic classroom stuff on shop practice, tool usage, and sharpening tool bits. From there we went to the shop, all huge lathes from WWII era, actually a bit intimidating to learn on. To pass the course you had to turn 5 different thread patterns to size on 1 piece of stock about 14" long.

Teacher tried to get me to come back for next semester, they were going to start teaching CNC, sounded interesting at first, then the CNC lathe arrived, it was this dinky little thing 1 person could pickup.
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