Workholding in the Lathe
By (author) Tubal Cain
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Workholding in the Lathe by Tubal Cain
Book DescriptionThe centre-lathe is by far the most versatile machine tool in the workshop, but as soon as you depart from plain turning between centres, the question arises 'how to hold the work'. This book explains the methods and techniques required. A fundamental requirement of lathe operation, for accuracy and safety, is the ability to hold any workpiece securely and, preferably, repeatedly on the machine. While few problems arise with straightforward work on a properly aligned lathe, the variety of jobs undertaken by small workshops and model engineers is bound to give rise to occasions when how to hold work requires consideration. When great accuracy is essential, working methods and lathe set-up are vital for an acceptable result. In this book Tubal Cain discusses in his inimitable, practical style all aspects of the subject with the whys and hows, including basic lathe alignment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780852429082
(210mm x 148mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Special Interest Model Books
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tubal Cain
Simple Workshop Devices, Paperback (December 1998)
Tubal Cain, who has enjoyed more than sixty years experience in designing and building engines and machines (in both full size and model scale) shares his experiences of making 52 ancillary lathe devices.
Spring Design and Manufacture, Paperback (February 1998)
Few mechanics are entirely devoid of springs of one sort or another, but satisfactory operation rests on details such as spring strength and degree of movement. This book explains the property of each type of spring, plus essential materials and methods.
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment, Paperback (January 1998)
A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments, particularly in respect of tools. With accurate colour temperature charts.
Soldering and Brazing, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Tubal Cain
Joining metal by one form or another of soft and hard soldering, or brazing with various alloys, are run-of-the-mill jobs in model and light engineering workshops. Tubal Cain examines the processes, equipment, materials and explains what is happening in the joints as they are made.
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Author Biography - Tubal Cain
Tubal Cain was the pen name of engineer and craftsman Tom Walshaw, the writer of many best-selling home workshop and model engineering guides.
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