Here and There at Tufts
The Machine Shop
The Machine Shop and its equipment is designed to provide the means for laboratory training in the study and the use of machine tools. The equipment includes engine and speed lathes, drill presses, shapers, planer and milling machine, a thirty-inch Bullard boring mill, and Brown and Sharp universal grinding machine. The Shop is driven by a twelve horse-power motor which was designed and built by the students of the Electrical Department.
Provision is made for a class of eighteen in the introductory course of Chipping and Filing, but it is intended to limit the number in the Machine Tool divisions to twelve students.
The advanced course in project and constructive work is conducted here and many of the problems in machine design are brought to the test of actual construction.
The first course in Chipping and Filing and Machine Tools includes instruction in work at the vise followed by lathe work which involves straight and taper turning and fitting, chucking, boring, reaming, and thread cutting; also drilling and planing, shaper and milling-machine work.
The advanced course includes further instruction in lathe work upon steel and brass, the use of the boring mill, hardening and grinding, and the elements of tool making.
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