Grizzly Metal Lathe
|List of All Documented Equipment|
|Make/Model: Grizzly G0776 (google)|
|Arrival Date: 06/07/2016|
|Does it work?: Yes|
|Certification Needed?: Yes|
|Contact: CNC Warden|
Remaining things to do
- Think about a dust cover (not just a sheet). One thought is a roll up style door (kind of like a rolltop desk).
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.
Lorin brought in 1 gallon of eco-friendly coolant. We put the installed date on the side of the lathe. If things start to smell funky, it may be time to replace the coolant.
- We have had a few classes on Mill and Lathe certification. Email the warden to request a class.
The metal lathe is only available to Hive13 members who have been certified on its use & care. To become certified, follow the steps above.
Only the following people are certified and permitted to use and certify you on the lathe:
- Will Bauer
- Dave V
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).
- Set of general purpose carbide tools
- 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.