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Manual Lathe

Summary description of the tool and perhaps some misc notes about it's existence!

Status Operational
Training Required
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Members Only
Owner Family friend of John Craver.
If it Breaks Contact Richard Sim or John Craver
Loan Status Temporary
Arrival Date November 2013
Location Workshop
Value $$$$$
Champion See Compendium of Champions


There is a mandatory 3-hour training course that must be taken before the lathe may be used.


It is a 11×25 Advance TY-1125BH metal “engine” lathe, manufactured in 1985.

11×25 means that a maximum 11“ diameter stock can be turned over the bed (NOT over the cross-slide however!), and a maximum length of 25” stock can be turned between centres (NOT in a 3/4 jaw chuck!).


Cutting speeds can be determined easily by using this cutting speed nomogram. The original cutting speed nomogram came from Ian at the BCSME.

Essential Tooling for a Personal Lathe Kit

Dennis F.

Richard S.


Maintenance Log

Note Date Who
Routine maintenance Dec 2015 Richard S.
Wiki entry created Nov 20, 2013 Thomas L.
tool/manual_lathe.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/24 07:32 by rsim