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By David A. Clark
A useful consultant to a vital device, for aspiring and skilled engineers, modelmakers, and horologists
The lathe is a vital device for all however the most elementary of workshops. It permits the engineer to provide became elements to a excessive measure of accuracy. Often referred to as the "king of desktop tools," it's also very flexible and will be used to make quite a lot of engineering components. This guide shows you ways to make complete use of your lathe accurately and successfully on your workshop. It explains how you can decide on a lathe, taking a look at diversified sizes and contours to be had, and gives suggestion on fitting and preserving a lathe, deciding on and polishing instruments, and dealing with chucks. A range of recommendations are mentioned, from the best way to carry paintings in a collet to slicing a screw thread.
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