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The Compact Lathe - Stan Bray

The Compact Lathe

By: Stan Bray

Paperback Published: 27th June 2004
ISBN: 9781854862273
Number Of Pages: 187

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The evolution of the compact, or portable, lathe has brought many a model engineer's life-long ambition to reality. No longer regarded as the scaled-down variant of the long-established permanent workshop machine, they are purpose-designed tools of remarkable ingenuity in their own right. Stan Bray's comprehensive introduction to the subject covers the components, the machining operations and facilities which will enable the novice or experienced operator quickly to reach full proficiency and achieve the highest standards of lathe work.

Safety. Care of the Lathe. Lathe Tools. Turning Operations. Centre Height. Using the Three-Jaw Chuck. The Four-Jaw Chuck. The Faceplate. Turning Between Centres. Turning Tapers. Turning Radii. Drilling and Boring. Threading with Taps and Dies. Screw Cutting. Graduating and Dividing. Batch Production. Milling. Lubricants and Cutting Speeds. Uses for the Compact Lathe. Clockmaking. Unimat 4. The Proxxon pd 230/E. The Cowell Range. The Peatol Micro Lathe. Other Compact Lathes. Charts. Decimal Equivalents. Useful Terms & Phrases.

ISBN: 9781854862273
ISBN-10: 1854862278
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 27th June 2004
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 15.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised