Metal Lathe for Home Machinists is a project-based course that provides a complete introduction to the lathe and lathe metalworking. This book takes beginners through all the basic techniques needed to tackle a wide range of machining operations while advancing through 12 practice projects, from basic tasks to higher levels of difficulty. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. From making a simple surface gauge to a milling cutter chuck where precision and concentricity is vital, you’ll amass a wealth of practical skills and gather a range of useful workshop tools and equipment.
Harold Hall worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine. He is the author of numerous books on workshop practice, including Metal Lathe for Home Machinists, The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists, Milling for Home Machinists, and The Milling Machine for Home Machinists.