Basic Lathework (WPS45)

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Title: Basic Lathework (Revised Edition)

Author: Stan Bray

Workshop Practice Series No. 45.

This book deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machine and its construction, including modern types of machine as well the more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are covered in depth, as are all machining operations including general machining, taper turning, threading and boring.

The author pays particular attention to modern applications such as the conversion of power supplies from single to three-phase and the use of digital equipment to improve efficiency. It is suitable for use by the beginner with no knowledge at all of lathe work and to those who are more advanced and wish to improve their skills.

Stan Bray has written four previous books in this series and was formerly editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine.

Contents: Safety; The Lathe Explained; Choosing a Machine; Power Supplies; Cutting Tools; Work Holding – Chucks; Other Work Holding Methods; The Faceplate; Tool Holding; Centres; General Machine Operations; Parting Off; Hole Boring; Threading; Taper Turning; Measurement and Control Systems; Miscellaneous Operations.

Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2010
Revised and reprinted in colour in 2014


  • 210x148mm
  • 182 pages
  • 189 colour photographs
  • 32 scale plans & line drawings
  • 2 tables of data

Binding: Illustrated paperback

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