The Mini Lathe (Workshop Practice Series Number 43)

By David Fenner
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The Mini-lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market - often purchased as a first step by beginners to the hobby. For many years Myford lathes were considered as 'standard issue' for model engineers, but at about one-twentieth of the price of a new Myford, these new Mini-lathes set the benchmark for the future. The Mini Lathe is a complete course on using and improving this new generation of budget lathes.

Contents:
● Safety
● Preparing the lathe
● Tooling materials & geometry
● Tooling up
● Getting started
● Gear cover
● Head stock dividing attachment
● Modifications for milling
● Improving rigidity
● Making a part off too
● Guided centre punch
● Filing rest
● Use of steadies and chuck depth stop
● Toolpost powered spindle
● Saw table and grinding rest
● DRO handwheels
● Taper roller bearings

It explains everything from setting up and 'tuning' the machine for best performance to using accessories and carrying out tasks. The Mini-Lathe covers: Safety, Preparing the lathe, Tooling materials & geometry, Tooling up, Getting started, Gear cover, Head stock dividing attachment, Modifications for milling, Improving rigidity, Making a part off too , Guided centre punch, filing rest, use of steadies and chuck depth stop, Toolpost powered spindle, saw table and grinding rest , DRO handwheels, taper roller bearings.
Order code
S-WPS43
Publisher
Special Interest Model Books
ISBN
1854862545
ISBN-13
9781854862549
Format
Paperback, 132 pages
Published
2008
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