Lathe Work for Beginners; A Practical Treatise on Lathe Work with Complete Instructions for Properly Using the Various Tools, Including Complete Direc

Lathe Work for Beginners; A Practical Treatise on Lathe Work with Complete Instructions for Properly Using the Various Tools, Including Complete Direc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...over a temperature of 400 degrees. The temperature may be determined with a chemical thermometer. The metal is plunged into cold water the same way as brass or copper. Aluminum can be spun and it has been found that the process of annealing is not quite so necessary with this metal as with the other metal mentioned. Whether or not annealing helps in the case of aluminum is a matter of opinion. Aluminum is easily worked, but on the other hand it is also easily shattered. Often the operator will carry the spinning of a piece of aluminum to a certain point and find that it suddenly shatters, not only spoiling the work but wasting the time that has been spent upon it. The beginner should not attempt to spin pieces with too large a diameter since the centrifugal force present will make the job difficult. The danger of the piece flying from the lathe will be increased with the increase in diameter. The beginner must keep in mind the fact that the spinning of shallow dishes and trays is the easiest to do, therefore it is advisable to start out with some simple little tray which will require only the use of a simple wooden form, dispensing with what is known as the follow-up block. A tray or a dish with a depression of from one to one and one-half inches with a diameter of six inches makes a comparatively easy job which comes within the range of the amateur worker. In the production of such an article simplicity of design should be adhered to. The beginner should not try to produce sharp corners since it requires the skillful manipulation of a seasoned spinner to produce these perfectly. The beginner must be satisfied with simple curves and contours. A little ash tray about five inches in diameter and one inch deep with a simple round edge makes a good...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521544
  • 9781236521545