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Machine Shop Orientation
In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Click on a date below to read more & register. Monday, February 14, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PMMonday, February 28, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Introduction to the CNC Mill
In this 2-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Mill, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. In the 2nd session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some material. Click on a date below to read more & register. Tuesdays, February 15 & March 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 12 & 26, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Machine Threading on the Hardinge Lathe
Threads are one of the most basic ways of joining two pieces. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting (chasing) threads using the Hardinge Lathe. You will be introduced to threading basics and then learn now to set up and cut threads using both dies and actual machine cutting. Click below to read more & register. Thursday, February 17, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Make a Spinning Top
In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home. Makes a great gift! Saturday, February 19, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Make Your Own Nut (Learn to Make Threads)
While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four-jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer. This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience. Click on a date below to read more & register. Tuesday, February 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fusion 360 CAM and the CNC Lathe & Mill
The Manufacturing section of Fusion 360 is an essential element of using BARN’s CNC machines. Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using BARN's CNC machines and is required to produce usable g-code from a Fusion 360 model. Click on a date below to read more & register. Tuesday, February 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is the center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island. Studios include Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. BainbridgeBARN.org.

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