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

Tomorrow

  1. Dec BoardGame Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:01pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Arch Reactor
    • Come On Out and Play games With us. If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach. If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.

      We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day.

      We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)

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Sunday, December 17th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, December 19th

  1. White Elephant Gift Exchange
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Come bring a gift (suggested ~$20) for a White Elephant gift exchange. Derek to explain the rules but otherwise expect lots of gift opening, stolen gift swaps, and resulting attempts to regain the stolen gift!

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Sunday, December 24th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, December 26th

  1. Family Freedom Night
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Escape your family and recharge your geek batteries. Bring a project to hack on and enjoy the company.

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