The ATXHackerspace lathe is believed to be a Takang TK-105 17x60 Engine Lathe. It was probably built in the late 1970's and features a 3-jaw chuck and a built-in recirculating coolant system.
Members must complete the Lathe Class before using this tool
Because this is a real industrial machine, and not a toy, the ATXHackerspace membership has decided to require a minimum of demonstrable skill necessary to safely operate and maintain the lathe. This can be done by either taking a operations class or by passing the final proctored examinations. Also due to safety concerns, operators will be required to have close supervision for their first [FIXME: 10?] hours operating the machine. After your probationary period, you may operate the machine while there is a designated "safety buddy" within the main shop area. Lathe time is scheduled on a first-come-first serve basis. Only certified instructors are allowed to operate the lathe alone or without supervision.
- Quick change Toolpost (BXA-200 series)
- HSS tooling
- Carbide tooling
- Knurling tool
- The PDF manual for the lathe.
- MIT Videos:
Tooling Wish List
The lathe came with almost no tooling, and what it came with is missing parts. In general there are some things that it *must* have, and other things which are just plain convenient.
- Live centers (lathe tail stock type not currently known):
- Tool holders - The lathe comes with a quick tool changer, but not tool holders. These look similar to this.
- indexed carbide inserts and holders
- threading tools
- boring bars
- live center
- dead center
- micro stop
- collet changer
- 4-jaw chuck
- 3-jaw adjustable - where you can remove the concentricity.
- center drills
- Telescopic gauges (for measuring ID's) (for example)
- Micrometers - I think the shop has an 0-1", but if people really start using the machine tools will need a 0-4" set if not up to ~6".
This tool is owned by ATXHS for the use of its members. Please contact the workshop committee if maintenance is required.