Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
  • Metal Lathe for Home Machinists
ISBN: 1565236939
EAN13: 9781565236936
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 2012
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 8.19" L x 5.75" W
Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Metal Lathe for Home Machinists is a project-based course that provides a complete introduction to the lathe and lathe metalworking. It assumes no prior knowledge and works through the process of using a lathe from beginning to end. The reader advances through a series of practice projects that teach how to use the lathe and develop essential skills through practical application. The book takes beginners through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle a wide range of machining operations. A getting started section reviews the necessary tools and equipment. Twelve lathe turning projects are provided that provide the opportunity to develop confidence and become an accomplished home shop machinist. Each project is designed to develop essential lathe skills that the reader will use again and again. All of the projects are extensively illustrated, and full working drawings accompany the text. The book advances from basic projects to higher levels of difficulty as the course progresses, taking the reader from a simple surface gauge, specially designed to provide basic turning, to a milling cutter chuck where precision and concentricity is vital. After completing this course the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment. Lathe owners with more advanced skills will also discover new techniques. The wide range of Read More chevron_right

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   This is a re-named copy of an earlier work
Readers of Harold Hall will recognize the title Lathework A Complete Course. I was hesitant at first, but since I love to collect books on machining, I ordered it. Though I also ordered the above book from Amazon, they did not know or bother to warn me that this is the same book with a different title! The book is great, but now I have two versions. This version has a more expensive binding with glossy pages and was easier to read, but if you have the other one, don 't buy it. To sell both of these works, even though they are different works, demonstrates questionable ethics IMHO. Very late update to this review, Mr. Hall happens to be on one of my online machinist forums and he told me that a different publisher now owns this series of books and has decided to release *all* of them with new covers and titles. He did not have a say in the matter. This warning applies so, a word to the wise, that this warning actually applies to the whole series.
 
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   A book for beginning machinist, not so much for the hobbyist.
Most of the projects and explanations in the book relate to a full lathe and really don 't line up to what I can do on a mini lathe. Id recommend this for someone with a full lathe, not so much for someone who starts with a mini lathe.
 
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   Not what I expected
The book has a multitude of projects, which is fine, but I was expecting a more basic start - book, everything is in metric and terms we do not use in the states.
 
5
   Great Book
Shortly, and to the point. Lots of useful info :
 
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   VERY GOOD BOOK ABOUT MINI LATHE OPERATIONS.
I read 4 or 5 books about mini lathe operations and found that this book gave me the best information about the operation of a mini lathe.
 
5
   Excellent training and practice book for home lathe users.
I learn a lot from this book about my little mini-vertical mill. I am so glad that I got it. I find a number of things I can do with the machine that I had no idea of how to set up before. The most interesting project for me thus far concerns how to calculate and turn tapers. I have now turned my first practice MT2 shaft and am making the tool it shows for adjusting the lathe to turn the taper. I create a tool for MT1, 2 and 3.
 
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   Good information
The book is made for those who are new to machining with small lathes with principals that are good for any machine. It is written in metric not in inches, but is easy enough to convert if desired, to the inch scale. I have an old Atlas lathe, which I intend to practice with.
 
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   Gives the Basics
A person can never have too many reference materials for the enhanced operation of milling or lathe operations. Regardless how much this operator already knows, or thinks they do -LOL. This book is mainly touching the basics of many points and I would not recommend this for a sole source of knowledge if a person is just beginning their quest for metal fabrications on a metal lathe.
 
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   Very Disappointing
Disappointingly very. The biggest problem is that this book talks about basic basics and then skips to somewhat complex tasks with huge holes in the middle. Coupled with Brit Speak, it is difficult to understand both concepts and specifics. Example : “Using the thinnish piece collet to hold a washer while machined to the thickness required ” section on making and sharpening cutting tools is dismal, no detail and the charts are full of typos. Photos are fuzzy and lack of detail, most of them useless. This made sense in 1950, but I doubt it.
 
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   Good book for those willing to learn
There seems to be a lot of haters out there for this book and I think they miss the point. You may not need or plan to use all the projects in this book, but if you take the time to make them, you learn a lot about using a lathe. It is so metric, so that every country in the world other than the USA learns to adapt. If you can read mechanical drawings, every dimension is there that you need. For her, you will be a better machinist.
 
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