Clausing Lathe

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Clausing Lathe
Owner/Loaner Anna Yu and Ed Bennett
Serial Number ?
Make/Model 4900 Series
Arrival Date 3/10/13
Usability yes
Contact Anna Yu and Ed Bennett
Where Machine Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value yes
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Clausing Lathe Anna Yu and Ed Bennett


Cover the machine when not in use. Keep the cover off of the floor and allow coolant to evaporate before covering again.

A resonance sets in when the variable frequency drive is set to around 50-65%.

A red dot indicates a setting that can only be changed when the lathe is off.

Speeds and feeds

For safety and best results, familiarize yourself with the appropriate feeds and speeds for the material you're working on and the operations you intend to do. Several copies of Machinery's Handbook, the authoritative resource, are on the shelf above the Bridgeport knee mill. Even old editions are just fine for most materials and operations.


Contact Anna Yu for certification. Information is on the side of the lathe.

Individuals must bring 1" diameter x 6" 6061 aluminum round for the Clausing authorization. Aluminum stock can be purchased from Mcmaster Carr ( part number 8974K13

This tool requires Tier 1 Cold Metals Authorization

Due to the complexity of the machine, individuals requesting for authorizations must either have prior metal lathe experience or have a project that would require the use of the machine within two weeks of the given authorization.

List of individuals that can provide additional pointers and assistance once you're authorized:

Ryan Ed Dean Everett Derek Todd

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By Date Trained Comments
Anna Yu Owner
Ed Bennett Owner
Derek Bever Anna Yu
Everett Wilson Anna Yu
Ryan Pierce Anna Yu
Colin Parsons Anna Yu No longer a member
Mike Warot Anna Yu
Tucker Tomlinson Anna Yu No longer a member
Matthew Triano Anna Yu
Dillon Gray Anna Yu
Wayne Openlander Ed Bennett No longer a member
Jesse Seay Anna Yu
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Ed Bennett No longer a member
Kristopher Huisinga Anna Yu 10/15/13 No longer a member
Greg Teiber Anna Yu 12/10/13
Bart Dring Anna Yu 12/21/13
Jason Shanfield Anna Yu 1/10/14
Todd Allen Anna Yu 1/28/14
Allen LeSage Anna Yu 1/28/14
Eric R. Klinefelter Anna Yu 3/25/14 No longer a member
Edward Muela Anna Yu 5/13/14
Samuel Swope Anna Yu 5/13/14 No longer a member
Jay Hopkins Anna Yu
David Morton Anna Yu 7/22/14
Thomas Wright Anna Yu 7/15/14
Jabu Dawdu Anna Yu 7/29/14
George Shaw Anna Yu 8/19/14
Bryan Gleason Anna Yu 10/14/14
Joao Santos Anna Yu 12/9/14
Dean Anderson Anna Yu 12/9/14
Chris Agocs Anna Yu 1/16/15
Tom Judge Anna Yu 4/14/15
Yehuda (Eric) Braun Anna Yu 4/29/15 No longer a member
Michael Patton Anna Yu 5/5/15
Ron Olson Anna Yu 6/9/15
Rajiv (Joseph Perera) Anna Yu 6/23/15
Eric Reusche Anna Yu 6/30/15
Andrew Camardella Anna Yu 7/11/15
Niko Hawley Anna Yu 10/26/15
Julia Padvoiskis Anna Yu 11/24/15

Suggested Tooling

Documentation and Training Materials

Part Names, and what they do: File:Clausing10inLathe4900SeriesOperatingInstructions.pdf

Brochure File:4900-Clausing-Brochure.PDF