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Metal Turning On the Lathe by David A Clark. This book is 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.
Chapters are;
Buying your first lathe
Installing the lathe and using it safely
Cutting tool principles feeds and speeds
Sharpening tools and holding them in the lathe
Workholding in the chuck
Turning between centres and faceplate work
Collets and mandrels
Taper turning and lathe accessories
Drilling and reaming
Boring tools and boring heads
Knurling radius turning and production methods
taps dies and screwcutting

Hardcover 109 pages, 220mm x 270mm, color photos and b&w drawings, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books. Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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