Mini-Lathe Tools and Projects for Home Machinists (Fox Chapel Publishing) Simple, Practical Designs & Modifications to Extend & Improve the Versatility of Your Small Metal Lathe; Over 200 Photos
If you own a mini-lathe, this is your must-have resource!
- Extend and improve the versatility of small metal lathes with a series of projects
- Learn tricks and techniques that every mini-lathe operator needs to master
- Well-illustrated with clear diagrams and crisp color photos
- Companion book is a follow-up to the author's beginner-friendly introductory manual, Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists
The ubiquitous mini-lathe has provided an entry into the model engineering hobby for thousands. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, from an equally varied assortment of vendors, the many models share the basic mini-lathe foundation, and readers will find David Fenner's projects and discussion helpful regardless of their lathe's provenance.
The simple and practical tools and modifications featured in this book will help the hobbyist get the most from this versatile little machine. The straightforward, easy-to-construct designs provide a great deal of flexibility: Modifying to better suit your shop's needs or scaling to fit a different machine are easily accomplished.
With detailed explanations, full-color photography, and insightful diagrams and illustrations, author David Fenner provides practical projects and useful tools and modifications to help you get the most from your mini-lathe. From improving radius turning attachments and strategies for saddle adjustments to techniques for taper turning and knurling, the projects and concepts described in this book can also be applied to various small model engineering lathes, as well as scaled to suit other equipment.
Owners of mini-lathes and other similarly-sized machines will find Mini-Lathe Tools and Projects for Home Machinists to be a valuable resource for the workshop, so you can fully understand everything this little machine can do!
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