Basic Lathework
by Stan Bray

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 978-185486-261-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

This book deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machine and its construction, including modern types of machine as well the more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are covered in depth, as are all machining operations including general maehining, taper turning, threading and boring.

The author pays particular attention to modern applications such as the conversion of power supplies from single to three phase and the use of digital equipment to improve efficiency. It is suitable for use by the beginner with no knowledge at all of lathe work and to those who are more advanced and wish to improve their skills.

About the Author - Stan Bray has written four previous books in this series and was formerly editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric



Chapter 1 - The lathe explained

Chapter 2 - Choosing a machine

Chapter 3 - Power supplies

Chapter 4 - Cutting tools

Chapter 5 - Work holding - chucks

Chapter 6 - Other work holding methods - the faceplate

Chapter 7 - Tool holding

Chapter 8 - Centres

Chapter 9 - General machining operations

Chapter 10 - Parting off

Chapter 11 - Hole boring

Chapter 12 - Threading

Chapter 13 - Taper turning

Chapter 14 - Measurement and control systems

Chapter 15 - Miscellaneous operations -1

Chapter 16 - Miscellaneous operations -2