Originally Posted by 4banger83
thats what im gonna be goin to trade school for this fall. CNC programmer (and general machine shop)...can you give me some hints/tips/advice on it?
do you post over at F-150forum do you? i posted in a thread titled "machinists" ( http://www.f150forum.com/f15/machinists-43311/
) over there. it seems i remember you saying you were a member over there. or maybe im on crack ha ha. anyways, as far as advice, learn as many different machines as possible, from manual mills, lathes and grinders all the way up to the cnc machines. if possible try and get into an apprentice program or just a job at a machine shop. i learned more from the old toolmakers that i worked under than i ever did at school. im not saying school is bad, it will teach you the fundimentals but real world experience is were the real learing happens. if you have any other questions feel free to ask me, im happy to share any experience i have.