This book includes fully dimensioned, working drawings and detailed instructions for several interesting projects including 15 practical machinists tools and lathe accessories such as:
A finger plate (flat vise)
A caliper-type knurling tool
A jig for sharpening small drills (1/8" to #60)
3 accessory lathe faceplates
A handsome box latch that will mystify your friends
A shop-made sling swivel base
Plus you'll learn much useful shop know-how to help you get things done faster and easier in your shop.
How to sharpen a center punch?properly
What lube to use for tapping and machining copper
How to design and fit split cotters
How to hold thin work in the lathe chuck
You'll also enjoy the several machine shop anecdotes, and the fascinating account of a little lathe made "from nothing" in a Japanese POW camp. And you'll learn "The Secret of the Old Master," in a heartwarming story by Lucian Cary.
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