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Shop Equipment

Grizzly G5962 18" x 60" Precision Machine Shop Lathe

  • Distance between centers: 60"
  • Motor size (3 phase, 220V, 2 speed): 6 H.P.
  • Spindle bore: 3-1/16"
  • Spindle size/type: D1-8 camlock
  • Swing over bed: 18-1/4"

The maunfacturer describes this lathe: This lathe is loaded with industrial sized features. Combine a speed range of 24-1600 RPM with the large swing dimensions (11 1/4" clearance over the cross slide!) and you get great finishes at maximum diameters! Other important features include: a large 3 1/16" spindle bore, auto carriage stop with indexable cams, apron clutch, interlocked apron controls, hex shaft feed rod, 11 3/4" wide bed and no gear changes for inch or metric threading plus much, much more! Take a look at the standard equipment that comes with this machine and you'll agree, this is an incredible package for less than ten grand! We have not sacrificed one ounce of quality--this is one beautiful machine!

Useful Software

AutoCAD LT 2004
Autodesk PSG

  • Streamlines the 2-D design process
  • New optimized AutoCAD LT 2004 DWG file format cuts file sizes in half
  • Frameless editor lets you easily view, size, position, and edit
  • Digital signatures ensure the security of your digital design data
  • Live Updates notify you when an update or maintenance release is available

Useful References

Long list of books

Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap Series and other books by David Gingery

Charcoal Foundry
ISBN: 1878087002
The Milling Machine
ISBN: 1878087037
The Metal Lathe
ISBN: 1878087010
The Drill Press
ASIN: 096043304X
The Dividing Head & Deluxe Accessories
ISBN: 1878087053
Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnace
ISBN: 1878087088
The Metal Shaper
ISBN: 1878087029
Working Sheet Metal
ISBN: 1878087134
Designing and Building the Sheet Metal Brake
ISBN: 1878087061

An enormous collection of useful links from NASA.

The Army's Fundamentals of Machine Tools and Welding Theory and Application.

Great resource on Anodizing Aluminum

"Guide to Precision Photoetching Metal" from the rec.models.scale FAQ.

Last but not least, Metalworking.com has an excellent list of links to various shop techniques presented on the web.

Machinery's Handbook Tool-Box Edition
by Erik Oberg
Industrial Press, Inc.; April 15, 2000
ISBN: 0831126256

Tools and Their Uses
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; June 1, 1973
ISBN: 0486220222

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