I finally made it in to the New and Improved machine shop today and it looks great. It still needs some more organization and some more tables and stuff, but those who have been working on it have done a fantastic job. If we need a work day (if allowed) let me know and I’ll be there.
I did have one problem. I worked on the Colchester lathe and every now and then when I pushed the start button, the gear box made a clunking sound like it was not falling in to a gear right or something. It worked just fine but that noise was not right.
Also, how can I get certified on the Shark lathe?
One more thing, how do we sanitize a lathe? I saw a bottle of alcohol and wiped down the handles, controls and chuck with that but on the way home I thought about all of the other things I touched like wrenches, cutter holders, tail stock, table tops, etc. I figure the cutting fluids will kill anything on the lathe itself. We may need a reminder poster of thing to remember to wipe down and with what.