The Compact Lathe
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Stan Bray
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Compact Lathe by Stan Bray
Book DescriptionThe evolution of the compact, or portable, lathe has brought many a model engineer's life-long ambition to reality. No longer regarded as the scaled-down variant of the long-established permanent workshop machine, they are purpose-designed tools of remarkable ingenuity in their own right. Compact lathes (such as the Unimat III, Peatol, Shearline and Cowell range) are inexpensive, self-contained, adaptable to a broad range of machining techniques and ideally suited for beginners and those with working space restrictions. Stan Bray's comprehensive introduction to the subject covers the technology and the components, the machining operations and facilities which will enable the novice or experienced operator quickly to reach full proficiency and achieve the highest standards of lathe work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854862273
(210mm x 148mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Special Interest Model Books
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stan Bray
Milling, Paperback (August 2011)
Milling is the process of cutting away material - usually, but not exclusively, metal - by feeding a piece of work pas a rotating multiple-tooth cutter. The cutting action of the teeth of the milling cutter provides a fast method of machining, and the machines surface may be flat, angular, or curved.
Basic Lathework, Paperback (November 2010)
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.
Grinding, Honing and Polishing, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Stan Bray
A complete introduction to the process of the grinding and polishing of metals that gives specific details of the equipment and devices needed and the materials used to make grinding wheels, belts and papers.
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Author Biography - Stan Bray
Stan Bray has written a number of books on model engineering and was editor of Model Engineers' Workshop and assistant editor of Model Engineer magazines.
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