Lathework: A Complete Course

Lathework: A Complete Course

Book rating: 04 Paperback Workshop Practice

By (author) Harold Hall

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  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
  • Format: Paperback | 165 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 208mm x 12mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 18 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Hemel Hempstead
  • ISBN 10: 1854862308
  • ISBN 13: 9781854862303
  • Illustrations note: 115 black and white photographs; 89 scale plans & line drawings
  • Sales rank: 8,174

Product description

If fear of the unknown is all that is preventing you from embarking on the satisfying hobby of model engineering, then this is the book that will banish your concerns. Author Harold Hall has established his reputation as a mentor to tyro model engineers through the pages of Model Engineer magazine and Model Engineers' Workshop, of which he was the editor for a number of years. This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. Once followed through, the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment.

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Author information

Harold Hall was for a number of years the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine and through its pages, he established himself as a mentor to tyro model engineers worldwide. He is the author of seven books in the indispensable Workshop Practice Series and lives in the Hertfordshire countryside. Harold Hall commenced an industrial apprenticeship in 1950 at the age of sixteen and worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine in 1991. Following retirement in 1995, he has continued to contribute metalworking articles to almost every issue of the magazine published since then. His crafting hobbies extend beyond model engineering to cabinet making, modelling, marquetry and pencil sketching.

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By Mike 05 Mar 2009 4

Not a reference book, but a set of lessons that will take you through most lathe operations. Read and make each chapter's project and you will gain a lot of experience and build great skills.

Table of contents

Getting Started. Mini Surface Gauge. Precision Square. Between-Centres Test Bar. Hole Gauges. Distance Gauges. Tailstock Die Holders. Precision Tapers. Screw Jack. Screw Cutting. Getting to Grips with the Face Plate. Mill Drill Spindle. Milling Cutter Chuck.