The Lathe Book A Complete Guide to the Machine and Its Accessories

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The Lathe Book A Complete Guide to the Machine and Its Accessories

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Contents

Introduction 2
Chapter 1 – The Turning Machine 4
Lathe Construction 5 Lathe Anatomy 11
Chapter 2 – Choosing and Buying a Lathe 27
Entry-Level Lathes 29 Mid-Range Lathes 30 Dream Lathes 31 Specialty Lathes 32
Chapter 3 – Setting Up a Lathe 35
Workflow 35 Machine Placement 35 Chip Removal and Ventilation 37 Electrical Service 37
􀃾􀃿􀄀 􀃨 Tool Storage 38
Chapter 4 – Holding the Work 39
Centers 40 Faceplates 45
Special-Purpose Chucks 53
Chapter 5 – Accessories 75
Steady Rests 75 Arm Rests 77 Sharpening Equipment 80 Safety Equipment 98 Jigs for Special Techniques 101 Lathe Duplicators 111
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Chapter 6 – Tools
Gouges
Chisels
Scrapers
Hook and Ring Tools
Chatter Tools
Chasers
Chapter 7 – Maintenance, Repair,
and Modification
Routine Maintenance
Replacing Bearings
Drive Pulleys, Belts, and Motors
Removing Seized Morse Tapers and Faceplates
Tool Rests
Modifying a Lathe
Restoring a Used Lathe
Chapter 8 – Turning Techniques
Coves and Beads
Turning Square to Round
Faceplate Turning
Sanding
Finishing
Glossary
Resources
Index