Machine Shop: Making a Layout

Planning before beginning any layout is one of the most important steps. Each job may require different layout tools depending on the accuracy needed; however, there are certain procedures that should be followed in any machine shop layout. Study the shop drawing or blueprint carefully before you cut off the stock. Allow enough material to … Read more

Machine Shop Work

Machine shop work is generally understood to include all cold-metal work by which an operator, using either power-driven equipment or hand tools, removes a portion of the metal and shapes it to some specified form or size. It does not include sheet metal work and coppersmithing. Machine Shop : Laying Out Work “Laying out” is a … Read more