Basic Lathework for Home Machinists

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Perfect for any home machinist with a new lathe, this comprehensive guide is designed to expand your enjoyment of this versatile machine and take full advantage of its extensive capabilities. Illustrated with hundreds of clear photographs and concise diagrams, it provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of tooling and machining operations. With expert advice on steadies, tool height, how to use cutting fluids, mandrels, and more, you’ll be able to use your lathe to its fullest potential.
Basic Lathework thoughtfully explains all aspects of the lathe and covers the selection of a machine and its construction, from modern types of machines to more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, machining operations – including general machining, taper turning, threading, and boring – are described in depth for a full understanding of the extensive capabilities of a lathe. Author Stan Bray pays particular attention to modern applications, such as the conversion of power supplies from single to three phase, and the use of digital equipment to improve efficiency. It is suitable for beginners with no knowledge of lathework, and to those who are more advanced and want to improve their skills. With expert advice on steadies, tool height, how to use cutting fluids, mandrels, and more, you’ll be able to use your lathe to its fullest potential.
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Weight 0.691875
Series Metalworking
Pages 176
Size 5.75" x 8.27" x .41"
Author Stan Bray
Region United States
Subscription Length 1 Years
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