2017 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 125 Figure 2. The modified hobby lathe with the addition of a catch pan for collection of retrieved metal shavings and a stand to allow it to stand upright when not in use and conserve glovebox floor space. Figure 3. (Left) Americium metal as it is retrieved by the lathe. (Center) Americium metal that was sealed in a Swagelok container and kept inside the inert atmosphere glovebox for approximately one month. (Right) Consolidated americium metal ball.