Metal Turning on the Lathe - Crowood Metalworking Guides


By David A Clark
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 112
BINDING: Hardback PPC
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 239 colour illustrations

The lathe is an essential tool for all but the most basic of workshops. It enables the engineer to produce turned components to a high degree of accuracy. Often called the 'king of machine tools', it is also very versatile and can be used to make a wide range of engineering components. This new book shows you how to make full use of your lathe safely and effectively in your workshop.

Topics covered include:

  • A guide to choosing a lathe looking at different sizes and features available
  • Advice on installing and maintaining a lathe, selecting and sharpening tools, and working with chucks
  • Instruction on a range of techniques ranging from how to hold work in a collet through to cutting a screw thread

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