Grizzly Metal Lathe

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV0063
Make/Model: Grizzly G0776 (google)
Arrival Date: 06/07/2016
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: CNC Warden
Floorplan: Machining
Manual: Manual

About the lathe

This is a decent sized and rigid metal lathe with a Digital Readout (DRO). So far it has met all our expectations. We won't be making nuclear fuel rods with it, but it should meet all our needs.

Weighs about 1300 pounds.

It is a /metal/ lathe. Do not cut wood on this lathe as the dust will get in to the ways and slowly ruin it over time.

13" swing and 40" bed.

We use eco-friendly coolant. If the flow is low, refill the tank.

Certification and Training

Goals – Don’t hurt yourself. Don’t hurt the machine.

  • We do Mill and Lathe certification on an as needed basis. Email the machining warden or contact through Slack to request certification.

During Certification we review

  • Lathe safety and setup
  • Tool selection for turning operations
  • Holding parts using 3-Jaw chuck
  • Change tools and set spindle speeds
  • “Zero” the X and Z axis using the DRO
  • Perform basic facing and turning cuts on aluminum
  • Mount and center work using the 4-jaw chuck
  • Demonstrate understanding of Backlash

Lathe Class Handout: File:Lathe Class Handout.pdf

In preparation for certification please;


The metal lathe is only available to Hive13 members who have been certified on its use & care. To become certified, follow the steps above.

The following people can provide certification:

  • Brad Walsh
  • Will Bauer
  • Dave V.
  • Kevin McLeod

People currently certified (contact machining warden if you should be on this list):

  • Chandler Mosley
  • Kris Desrochers
  • Doug Schmidt
  • Kenny Moulton
  • Dave Blundar
  • Skyler Streed
  • Chris Davis
  • John Clark
  • Evan Johnson
  • Dave Schwinn

Available Tooling

Some tooling is available for members. You will likely have to buy/bring more specialized tools if you need them though (such as reamers, weird size/large drill bits, etc).

  • Knurler
  • Set of general purpose carbide tools and inserts
  • Dead and live centers
  • Machinist's squares and rulers
  • Value dial indicators
  • Value micrometers
  • Value calipers


The lathe has a bunch of small ports for adding way oil via a small hand pump (sitting on lathe base).

If anything needs to be replaced check the Parts list for numbers.


Consumables page for Grizzly Metal Lathe