This guide covers what lathe machines do, different, types, and how to learn to use a lathe.
Machinists create precise parts for mechanical equipment. This guide covers what machinists do and the big-picture of being a machinist.
In this comprehensive guide, we cover exactly what machining is, key techniques, how to learn, and machining processes.
Make sure you are ready for anything by being armed with bike repair knowledge! We cover how to fix a chain, a flat tube, and more.
Understanding bike maintenance and having a safe mode of transportation is more important than ever. Read on to learn the basics and more.
Your Guide To All Things Machine
Learn To Work With Machines and Electronics
Precision is key for these areas of study, where machinists create functional work that inspires, transports, or solves technical problems for fabricators and students alike.
In these guides, we collect the expertise of our 150+ faculty and master craftspeople to share with anyone interested in learning how to make their own objects by hand. As part of our Machine guides, faculty from our Bike Shop, Machine Shop, and Kinetics & Electronics Departments share insider tricks and step-by-step project tutorials. You will learn everything from how to tune-up your bicycle to how to light up LED signs.
Explore Other Mediums
The Crucible is the largest industrial arts nonprofit in the country, where we offer classes and studio time in 19+ areas. In these guides, we break down our studio areas and focus on sharing the knowledge of our instructors with you. You can explore our guides, defined by our four main areas: Earth, Glass, Metal, and Machine.
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