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    DescriptionThe evolution of the compact, or portable, lathe has brought many a model engineer's life-long ambition to reality. No longer regarded as the scaled-down variant of the long-established permanent workshop machine, they are purpose-designed tools of remarkable ingenuity in their own right. Compact lathes (such as the Unimat III, Peatol, Shearline and Cowell range) are inexpensive, self-contained, adaptable to a broad range of machining techniques and ideally suited for beginners and those with working space restrictions. Stan Bray's comprehensive introduction to the subject covers the technology and the components, the machining operations and facilities which will enable the novice or experienced operator quickly to reach full proficiency and achieve the highest standards of lathe work.

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    The Compact Lathe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stan Bray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 187
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9781854862273
    ISBN 10: 1854862278

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 250
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009060, TEC009070
    BIC subject category V2: WDH, TD
    BISAC V2.8: CRA042000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CRA017000
    LC classification: TP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 621.942
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TJ1218
    Thema V1.0: TD, WDH
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    145 b+w photographs; 18 plans & line drawings; 9 tables of data
    Special Interest Model Books
    Imprint name
    Special Interest Model Books
    Publication date
    30 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Hemel Hempstead
    Author Information
    Stan Bray has written a number of books on model engineering and was editor of Model Engineers' Workshop and assistant editor of Model Engineer magazines.
    Table of contents
    Safety. Care of the Lathe. Lathe Tools. Turning Operations. Centre Height. Using the Three-Jaw Chuck. The Four-Jaw Chuck. The Faceplate. Turning Between Centres. Turning Tapers. Turning Radii. Drilling and Boring. Threading with Taps and Dies. Screw Cutting. Graduating and Dividing. Batch Production. Milling. Lubricants and Cutting Speeds. Uses for the Compact Lathe. Clockmaking. Unimat 4. The Proxxon pd 230/E. The Cowell Range. The Peatol Micro Lathe. Other Compact Lathes. Charts. Decimal Equivalents. Useful Terms & Phrases.