The Screw-Cutting Lathe; How to Select, Set Up, Adjust and Operate

The Screw-Cutting Lathe; How to Select, Set Up, Adjust and Operate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...TURNING TOOLS FOR SLIDE REST WOOD TURNING. The tool shown by Fig. 57 is an all-around tool which may be used for almost any straight outside work. As for inside work in wood, there is very little of it which the smith will ever be called upon to do. Perhaps the making of rolls for moving houses will call for a hole through the center of each roll in order that the seasoning of the wood may not crack the outer surface full of season checks. A small hole through the center or axis of the roll will prevent prevent this, and the hole must be made when the roll is turned. For the purpose noted above nothing is better than the old-fashioned "pod auger," as shown by Fig. 59. This tool is easily made by the smith, and the size may vary from 1 inch in StCT'OH ON iB Fig. 59--The "Pod Auger." diameter to even 6 inches if pump logs have to be bored. This tool is easily made by welding a bit of steel to the edge of a piece of flat iron, and then plating out and forming up as shown by the engraving, after which the tool is welded to a round shank of sufficient length to reach through the longest piece to be bored, and with additional working length to permit of its being held in a chuck. There are two methods of using tools of this kind: one way is to catch the shank in a chuck placed in the tail spindle, and mount the roll on the face plate or in another chuck. When this is done the free end of the roll is usually held by means of a hollow center, the diameter of which is the same as that of the pod auger. The hollow center is placed in the tool post and the slide rest brought up and held by means of the lead screw. The hollow center furnishes a support and guide for the auger. The other way is to mount the roll in V notches...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923405
  • 9781236923400