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    Default Learning to Be A Machinist

    Next Fall I will be back in Fairbanks. Is there anyone there that can teach me how to be a machinist? Or at least point me in the right direction on how to get machinist training in Alaska?

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    I will be very interested to see if there is an answer for this question.......What level of Machinist are you interested in acquiring.......???

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    To the best of my knowledge, there are no machine tool technology courses offered in the state of Alaska. You would probably have to go to a state that has a large manufacturing base to find courses offered in the trade schools.
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    Kpc on the peninsula had machinist classes.
    I'm not sure they still have them though.
    No idea about Fairbanks.
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    Machinist is not a very marketable trade in Alaska, unless you have connections with getting employed at the Alaska Railroad. I served my 8,000 hour apprenticeship in Rochester, New York to get my Journeyman Machinist Papers, which are signed by: Governor, Nelson Rockefeller in 1969. Was also required to attend four years at Rochester Institute of Technology, studying mechanical engineering.

    Now days if you can weld and run a grinder, you can call yourself a Machinist.

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    Yeah I have not found any machinist schools in Alaska. But I want to get proficient on both a lathe and a mill. I am wanting to get into making custom firearms and gunsmithing.

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