Metal Lathe

Arch Reactor's newest tool, a 16" swing South Bend metal lathe, has now been positioned and powered. With its addition Arch Reactor's metal shop is mostly complete. Between the lathe, mill, and welding equipment we now have all the machinery needed to repair and build upgrades for all of our equipment, as well as bring our projects to the next level. Between the machines we can now cut threads, gears, bushings, and precision pieces

Please do not use it if you have not been trained. This machine is dangerous... like remove your arm dangerous. If you have been trained on a metal lathe it is operational and available for use. Please note the chuck tool DOES NOT have a self-ejecting feature. My first project will be to lighten it and add a spring so it can't be left in the chuck, but for now if you use the machine, TRIPLE check you did not leave it there. Classes for its operation will begin soon; keep an eye on the calendar and meetup.com for them to be posted.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 19th

  1. Stray Haven Crafting/Planning Day
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Stray Haven Volunteers and Friends are invited to our Crafting/Planning Day! We'll be stuffing catnip toys and brainstorming fundraising ideas. Come for a bit or come all day!

      Contact Diane S. (sudduthd@gmail.com) for more information.

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Sunday, August 20th

  1. Hack Something!
  2. Mini Sumo Group
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Group to build Bots for Bot Brawls

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Tuesday, August 22nd

  1. Eclipse Recap

Friday, August 25th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Sunday, August 27th

  1. Hack Something!