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Training Checklists

Preliminary ideas for training checklists. These are not complete, please add to them.

Wood Shop

Drill Press

  • (Broken return spring, replace wire if necessary)
  • Changing speed (belts)
  • Clamp down work– don't hold freehand
  • Don't lose the chuck key
  • Put bits away– don't leave them in the chuck (easy to forget)

Bandsaw

  • Blade tension
  • Blade guard and guides
  • Table tilt
  • don't force– let the blade cut
  • cutting curves without breaking the blade
  • For tight curves, consider using the scroll saw or CNC router instead

Table Saw

  • Fence (add 7/16“, double check measurement)
  • Removing and installing guard
  • Blade height and tilt
  • Changing blade
  • Push sticks (don't cut yer fingers off)
  • Cross cutting (use a sled if possible)
  • Clean sawdust from inside cabinet
  • See articles on kickback (I think these are in the Library?)

Chop Saw

  • Angle/tilt/slide
  • Laser guide– replacing batteries

Panel Saw

  • (not quite square, off by about 1/16” per ft)
  • Ruler on frame is not quite accurate– measure it yourself
  • Clamp panel before sawing

Jointer

  • Height adjustment
  • fence angle

Planer

  • height adjustment

CNC Router

  • Changing bits
  • Clamping supplies in toolbox
  • Measure actual thickness of material
  • Use a spoilboard
  • Mach3
  • CamBam
  • Electronic touch-off
  • Speed control on router (not through Mach3)
  • Turning power on/off (separate switch for stepper power)

Router tables?

Metal Shop

Drill/mill

  • Clamp down work– don't hold freehand
  • Changing speed (belts)
  • Don't lose the chuck key
  • Put bits away– don't leave them in the chuck (easy to forget)

Vertical Bandsaw

Horizontal bandsaws

  • On/off
  • Changing speed
  • Blade tension, changing blades
  • Don't force– let the blade cut

Gorton Mill

Bridgeport Mill

  • Changing tool bits
    • Spindle lock
    • Drawbar
    • Collets
    • Chucks
  • Changing speeds
  • Start/Stop
  • DRO
  • Put tool bits away– don't leave them in the machine (easy to forget)

Small lathe (Central Machinery)

  • Belt drive
  • Change gears
  • Tool holders
  • Don't leave the key in the chuck
  • Rotate chuck before starting lathe

Large lathe (South Bend)

  • Lubrication (see chart): every time you use it
  • “How to Run a Lathe” book (on top of tool boxes)
  • VFD (start/stop/speed/reverse)
  • Belt drive
  • Gear changes: reverse, in/out, left/center/right, gearbox
  • Apron: longitudinal feed/cross feed, half nuts, friction clutch
  • Back gear: disengage drive pin
  • Tailstock
  • Don't leave the key in the chuck
  • Rotate chuck before starting lathe

Do we need to check people out on these?

  • Disk sander
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Chop Saw
  • Bench Grinders

Welding area

Hobart welders

Others?

Casting & Forging

Electric Kiln

Forge

Detailed instructions are here: Using the Propane Forge

Key Safety Points:

  • Turn off the freaking gas when you are done!!!
  • This means shutting both valves at the tank, and on the manifold!!!
  • Know what leaking propane smells like (rotten eggs).
  • If you smell it, stop working and find the source.

Casting Furnace

Spin caster

Laser Cutters

?

3D Printers

?

miscellaneous/training-checklists.1374078491.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/07/17 16:28 by rbean