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|owner=Tiffany Bell-Horwath
|owner=Tiffany Bell-Horwath
|model=Atlas 3996
|model=Atlas 3996
|arrived=Not soon enough!
|arrived=Don't remember
|left=June 2016
|doesitwork=Yes
|doesitwork=Yes
|certification=Yes
|certification=Yes
|contact=[[User:Reportingsjr]]
|contact=[[User:Reportingsjr]]
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|where=1D
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== Overview ==
== Overview ==
Atlas 3996 lathe on loan from Tiffany's father. 36" between stocks. 9" swing. Can do a decent range of SAE threads, possibly metric. Somewhere between 30 and 50 years old. Unknown condition.
Atlas 3996 lathe on loan from Tiffany's father. 36" between stocks. 9" swing. Can do a decent range of SAE threads, possibly metric. Somewhere between 30 and 50 years old. Unknown condition.
The manual can be found here: [[File:Atlas_Lathe_12_3996_manual.pdf]].   
 
Metric gear chart found here: [[File:Atlas_Early_12_in_Metric_Gear_Chart.pdf]].
The manual can be found here: [[media:Atlas_Lathe_12_3996_manual.pdf]].   
 
Metric gear chart found here: [[media:Atlas_Early_12_in_Metric_Gear_Chart.pdf]].
 
Tiffany recommends joining https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/atlas_craftsman/info
Tiffany recommends joining https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/atlas_craftsman/info
Manual of lathe operations and machinists tables found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5npc6c4zpt25es/manual%20of%20lathe%20operation%20and%20machinists%20tables.pdf


== Work Log ==
== Work Log ==
None!
 
=== August 22nd, 2014 ===
Removed leadscrew and apron.  Leadscrew was removed by unfastening bearing at rhs of lathe--2 socket cap screws--and removing set screw from collar at lhs of lathe.  Apron was then removed by unfastening 2 cap head screws at lhs and rhs of carriage to apron joint.
=== March 29th, 2014 ===
* Lathe was received and moved in to position in the dirty room.
* Lathe is covered in rust, chips, dirt, etc. Doesn't look too badly worn which is pretty good. Needs a good amount of work to get it in to shape!
* One of the handles on the quick change gear set vanished on the ride down. Dave Leer is looking for a new one online.
* Tailstock was disassembled and cleaned. It has a bit of rust, but seems to be in good condition. It has a #2 Morse Taper.
** Jim Shealy immediately tried to use it to bore a hole in a copper end cap. Didn't work super well, but we have a 1/2" drill chuck on order!
* Cleaned the ways a bit. Still needs a looootttt of cleanup work.


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Owner/Loaner: Tiffany Bell-Horwath
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: Atlas 3996 (google)
Arrival Date: Don't remember
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: User:Reportingsjr
Floorplan: 1D
Atlas_3996_Lathe.png



Overview

Atlas 3996 lathe on loan from Tiffany's father. 36" between stocks. 9" swing. Can do a decent range of SAE threads, possibly metric. Somewhere between 30 and 50 years old. Unknown condition.

The manual can be found here: media:Atlas_Lathe_12_3996_manual.pdf.

Metric gear chart found here: media:Atlas_Early_12_in_Metric_Gear_Chart.pdf.

Tiffany recommends joining https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/atlas_craftsman/info

Manual of lathe operations and machinists tables found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5npc6c4zpt25es/manual%20of%20lathe%20operation%20and%20machinists%20tables.pdf

Work Log

August 22nd, 2014

Removed leadscrew and apron. Leadscrew was removed by unfastening bearing at rhs of lathe--2 socket cap screws--and removing set screw from collar at lhs of lathe. Apron was then removed by unfastening 2 cap head screws at lhs and rhs of carriage to apron joint.

March 29th, 2014

  • Lathe was received and moved in to position in the dirty room.
  • Lathe is covered in rust, chips, dirt, etc. Doesn't look too badly worn which is pretty good. Needs a good amount of work to get it in to shape!
  • One of the handles on the quick change gear set vanished on the ride down. Dave Leer is looking for a new one online.
  • Tailstock was disassembled and cleaned. It has a bit of rust, but seems to be in good condition. It has a #2 Morse Taper.
    • Jim Shealy immediately tried to use it to bore a hole in a copper end cap. Didn't work super well, but we have a 1/2" drill chuck on order!
  • Cleaned the ways a bit. Still needs a looootttt of cleanup work.

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