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Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists

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Synopsis:

The versatile and inexpensive mini-lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market, and is often purchased as a first step by beginners. These miniature versions of industrial metalworking lathes are a good choice for model engineers or anyone else who is interested in metalworking and has a need to fabricate small precision parts.

Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists presents a complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes. It's a perfect choice for beginners as well as for those who are experienced with the lathe, but have never tried the mini-lathe. The skills and information that the reader will pick up from this book can be applied again and again to future projects on the machine.

Based on the author's experience using a mini-lathe in his own workshop, this book covers all of the basics, from safety and materials to setting up and tuning the machine for best performance. It includes detailed instructions for making useful components like shafts, bushings, spindles, part-off tools, DRO handwheels and a radius turning attachment. Readers will learn how to use accessories and perform a full range of essential tasks, as well as how to adjust the mini-lathe for use as a milling machine.

The book provides an in-depth explanation of the different parts of the mini-lathe, and addresses how they can be used to complete different projects. Chapters are broken down into easy-to-understand sections, and include hundreds of clear illustrations that will help guide readers as they set up a machine and start to use it.

About the Author

Perth, Scotland

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Safety

Chapter 2: Preparing the Lathe

Chapter 3: Tooling, Materials and Geometry

Chapter 4: Getting Started, Tooling Up

Chapter 5: Gear Cover and Headstock Dividing Attachment

Chapter 6: Modifications for Milling

Chapter 7: Improving Rigidity and Making a Part Off Tool

Chapter 8: Guided Centre Punch, Filing Rest; Use of Steadies and Chuck Depth Stop

Chapter 9: Toolpost Powered Spindle, Saw Table and Grinding Rest

Chapter 10: DRO Handwheels and a Radius Turning Attachement, Fitting Taper Roller Bearings

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565236950
Author:
Fenner, David
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Metal Work
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos and illustrations throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.7 in

Related Subjects

Engineering » Metal » Machine Shop
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Metal » Collecting
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Metal » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Metal » Technique
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Woodworking

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The versatile and inexpensive mini-lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market, and is often purchased as a first step by beginners. These miniature versions of industrial metalworking lathes are a good choice for model engineers or anyone else who is interested in metalworking and has a need to fabricate small precision parts.

Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists presents a complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes. It's a perfect choice for beginners as well as for those who are experienced with the lathe, but have never tried the mini-lathe. The skills and information that the reader will pick up from this book can be applied again and again to future projects on the machine.

Based on the author's experience using a mini-lathe in his own workshop, this book covers all of the basics, from safety and materials to setting up and tuning the machine for best performance. It includes detailed instructions for making useful components like shafts, bushings, spindles, part-off tools, DRO handwheels and a radius turning attachment. Readers will learn how to use accessories and perform a full range of essential tasks, as well as how to adjust the mini-lathe for use as a milling machine.

The book provides an in-depth explanation of the different parts of the mini-lathe, and addresses how they can be used to complete different projects. Chapters are broken down into easy-to-understand sections, and include hundreds of clear illustrations that will help guide readers as they set up a machine and start to use it.

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