Sherline Micro Lathe Class


#1

Looking to see if anyone is up for teaching a class on the Sherline Micro Lathe? I know there are at least 3 people that showed interest in a class.

@Photomancer @John_Marlow @BobKarnaugh , your names got dropped as possible teachers of the machine and @nicksilva (time permitting) talked about a possible class.

tagging @jnorine @Lordrook who showed interest.


#2

I would also love to attend. The big lathe is more than slightly terrifying.


#3

I can do one in the mid February time frame


#4

I’m not actually qualified yet to use the Sherline Lathe so can’t teach. Sorry


#5

You want me to sign you off on it next time we’re both at the space?


#6

Sure. I pretty much know all of it as I teach regular lathe. However, just as I expect others to take the training so should I.

Thanks I would appreciate it, I’ll make the same deal I do with folks I sign-off on Bridgeport, etc. I agree to teach a class with 45 days as compensation for your time. After I play with it a bit, I’ll be okay, I’ve heard the class being given a number of times.


#7

Did anything ever come of this? I haven’t seen anything on the calendar. I would love to learn how to run the Sherline lathe.


#8

hello. I developed the sherline class. However, due to the tax burden caused by teaching 12 or more classes a year - I will no longer be teaching anything other than the HAAS class and only 11 classes per year to stay under the radar. I hate to do it but teaching HAAS usually brings in about $800/month to the committee versus $50 for a sherline class. I hope someone steps up to teach it but for an all volunteer organization we have a hard time finding volunteers.
there has been some talk of simply teaching the differences when someone takes the Clausing lathe class and clearing someone on both at the same time. I fully support this but it means you need to be on the lookout for the Clausing class and verify that it will clear you on the Sherline.
i know it’s not the answer you wanted but at least for me this is my reality. Hopefully others that are willing to help will chime in. Cheers!


#9

I’m still willing to teach it if we can get a teach the teachers thing.

-Jim


#10

I see a class on the 20th. Thanks @abitamimbharmal !

edit: aand now I see the one on the 13th, would of signed up for that one :slight_smile: