Friday, September 4, 2015

Tin cakes

The students watch on as Henrik shows them how to make tin plates
Because the students have been working on winding stems and pivot gauges for so long, Henrik decided to teach them something more exciting and new!  They made polishing tin plates!  You can usually buy them premade, but what's the fun in that?
Premelted tin bars

The students melted tin bars until it was fluid then poured it in a mold and waited until it hardened.  To make it all pretty, they turned it on a lathe.
raw tin plates

finished tin cakes

turned to a smooth surface

Eddie is starting all the fun stuff, learning the milling machine this week.
Eddie's first encounter with the milling machine 

The students finish the week strong

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