Despite the increasing use of software in everyday life, using machines to create products that start as raw pieces of metal remains vital to making designs in engineering a reality. Precision Metal Works Machine Shop is at the heart of this process, as machinists take concepts from engineers’ blueprints and replicate them with an accuracy of up to one ten-thousandth of an inch. The machines used to accomplish this are CNC vertical mills and lathes, which run programs written in G-code, and there are also hand-operated mills and lathes at the machine shop. As an engineer it is important to be familiar with where and how every design is realized. Through this project I hope that observation and hands-on involvement in this environment will help form a solid foundation in machining and its connection to Mechanical Engineering.