TK-105 Lathe

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Takang TK-105 17x60 Engine Lathe

  • 3-jaw chuck
  • built in recirculating coolant system

Required Certified Operation

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 (see Lathe Calendar for details). Only certified instructors are allowed to operate the lathe alone or without supervision.


  • Quickchange Toolpost (BXA-200 series)
  • HSS tooling
  • Carbide tooling
  • Knurling tool



MIT Videos:

  • Beginning Operation: Using the Lathe I [1]
  • Intermediate Operation: Using the lathe II [2]
  • Advanced Operation: Using the Lathe III [3]

Tooling Wish List

  • 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



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