I learned some basic machining skills years ago when I worked as a
welder, but I would like to become more skilled on the lathe and
I live in New York City, and the local community colleges no longer
seem to offer machine shop classes, so I was thinking about buying some
video tapes - perhaps even the expensive set from
- in order fill in some of the gaps in
My goal is only to become skilled and comfortable with these tools at
the hobbyist level - I'm not seeking employment as a machinist.
Has anyone bought the tapes above, or any others that you think might
be worthwhile as an aid to learning basic or intermediate machining?
18 years ago