This is regards to the metal lathe training in the hackspace
What I’d like to propose is that I start doing some of the lathe training when the space re-opens.
We’ve had a few people come in, a couple I’ve chatted with in the metal working group who have used lathes before
but I think the burdon of proof that they know what they’re doing has been a bit too strong.
So the plan is to get everyone rubber stamped who needs it.
I’m going to get a hardcover copy of this and put it next to the myford
and suggest anyone who’s new to lathe’s get they’re own copy as well
since it covers the Myford ML7 specifically in terms of health and safety and how to do all the different operations.
Another thought I’ve had and this more relates to the positioning of stuff within the metal working area
is that we swap out the myford for Michael’s green lathe in the corner of the room
and perhaps have the myford in the lift area (this is assuming it’s been cleared of plasterboard)
I think the green one will be more resiliant than the myford if it’s using roller bearings instead of babbit ones.
since we don’t have to keep feeding it oil when using it.
I’m also going to get my Atlas Halifax up and running.
It’s my granfather’s old lathe and I want to get it out fitted with stepper motors for a cnc mod.
I’ve been slowly de-rusting parts of it as a hobby for a while now
also I’ve found a really nice looking paint for it which we recently used for the scafollding, called hammered blue