On display will be a 1940s era 10" swing Atlas screwcutting metal lathe, owned by Pittsburgh's 1st hackerspace, Hack Pittsburgh. The lathe as found over a year ago was in poor shape, with many parts worn out, broken, or simply missing. The lathe was incapable of making dimensionally accurate parts, and in some aspects was outright unsafe to use. Enter 2 men who were recent members to Hack Pittsburgh, and decided to work together and fix it. This lathe is the result of their work. Andrew Campbell and Joachim Hall worked together to make this lathe run again, with many adjustments, and manufactured parts. Come check out Hack Pittsburgh's working Atlas 10" screwcutting lathe, and see us demonstrate, as time permits, how you machine parts with a lathe, with live demos.
Japanese bilingual maker, born & raised in Pittsburgh with varied background, trained as a machinist, mechanical watchmaker, blacksmith, and many others. My current focus is on machine restoration and watchmmaking. If its old and mechanical, its my world.