Community College 

Machining is an area I’ve wanted to learn more about for a while, and this spring, I had time to do something about it so I enrolled in community college. The class I chose was MFAB 128 Basic Machine Tool Technology at Johnson County Community College, which is a steal at <$10 per contact hour. 

 Today was the last work day of the semester, and I had a little time to play. I designed, sketched, dimensioned, cut, milled, drilled, and tapped the air manifold above over the course of 3 hours. It was incredibly satisfying to be able to reach this breadth of capability, and I’m excited to see where I can apply continue to develop the skills. 

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