A practical guide to an very important tool, for aspiring and experienced engineers, modelmakers, and horologists
The lathe is an very important tool for all but the most basic of workshops. It enables the engineer to produce turned components to a high degree of accuracy. Regularly referred to as the “king of machine tools,” it’s also very versatile and can be utilized to make a variety of engineering components. This guide shows you how one can make full use of your lathe safely and effectively in your workshop. It explains how to make a choice a lathe, having a look at different sizes and features to be had, and offers advice on installing and maintaining a lathe, selecting and sharpening tools, and working with chucks. A range of techniques are discussed, from how one can hold work in a collet to cutting a screw thread.
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