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This is a complete scan of the manual for this lathe: [http://www.bloominglabs.org/downloads/AtlasLatheOperationManual.pdf.zip]. It's a 254MB download and is one PDF file. This manual is a good starting place as it covers a lot of aspects on machining and using the lathe.
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For additional material on the subject of running and using a lathe use these links. The MIT guide is a single page with a good overview of lathe parts and operations. The WE Williams site contains complete PDF's of older books on using lathes. I have two expensive classroom books which cover lathe work which I will provide to Bloominglabs members in the near future.
 
For additional material on the subject of running and using a lathe use these links. The MIT guide is a single page with a good overview of lathe parts and operations. The WE Williams site contains complete PDF's of older books on using lathes. I have two expensive classroom books which cover lathe work which I will provide to Bloominglabs members in the near future.
  
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* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22tubalcain%22+-tips&aq=f] - Youtube search for "Tubalcain" maching videos, many different videos on different aspects of using a lathe.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22tubalcain%22+-tips&aq=f] - Youtube search for "Tubalcain" machining videos, many different videos on different aspects of using a lathe.
  
  

Revision as of 17:49, 26 March 2013

This is reference material for people interested in using our lathe. This material is collected here in order to assist a workshop on using the lathe as well as for people to teach themselves how to use this machine.

Contents

Diagram

This is a diagram of the parts of our lathe. Please note that this picture was taken before it was restored to full working condition. See that process here: Atlas_Lathe_Restoration.


Atlas TH42 Lathe


Reading Material

This is a complete scan of the manual for this lathe: [1]. It's a 254MB download and is one PDF file. This manual is a good starting place as it covers a lot of aspects on machining and using the lathe.

For additional material on the subject of running and using a lathe use these links. The MIT guide is a single page with a good overview of lathe parts and operations. The WE Williams site contains complete PDF's of older books on using lathes. I have two expensive classroom books which cover lathe work which I will provide to Bloominglabs members in the near future.

Video Tutorials

These are free MIT videos which are a reasonable introduction to using a lathe. They are part of a 10 video series on machine tools, these are the lathe videos from this series. They each are about 45 minutes in length.

  • [2] - MIT video 1 for the lathe
  • [3] - MIT video 2 for the lathe
  • [4] - MIT video 3 for the lathe


  • [5] - Youtube search for "Tubalcain" machining videos, many different videos on different aspects of using a lathe.


Tool Grinding

Tool grinding is just as important as knowing how to use the lathe. You literally grind a small bar of high quality tool steel down to the correct shape you need for the cuts you need to make.

  • [6] - Tool grinding video from "Tubalcain"
  • [7] - Various pages on lathe info including tool grinding
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