Metal Turning on the Lathe (Crowood Metalworking Guides) (Hardcover)

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A practical guide to an essential tool, for aspiring and experienced engineers, modelmakers, and horologists

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 guide shows you how to make full use of your lathe safely and effectively in your workshop. It explains how to choose a lathe, looking at different sizes and features available, 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 to hold work in a collet to cutting a screw thread.

About the Author

David A. Clark is a freelance writer who has spent more than 30 years in the engineering industry on milling, turning, and grinding machines, both manual and CNC. He is the editor of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847975232
ISBN-10: 1847975232
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Crowood Metalworking Guides

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