Machine Shop: Introduction to the CNC Lathe

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0092821DH
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*Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

This class is intended to introduce the operating concepts and safety protocols needed to operate BARN's CNC metal lathe.

We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, the tool library and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it). Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.


  • Prerequisites: A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) and Intro to Centroid CNC Interface is required.
  • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:
David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

Contact: David Hays at

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