The Compact Lathe
by Stan Bray

Softcover
150 x 210mm
187pp

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

R.R.P.$22.90

ISBN 978-1-85486-227-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

The 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.

Stan Bray's comprehensive introduction to the subject covers 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.

- Care of the Lathe
- Lathe Tools
- Turning Operations
- Centre Height
- Using the Three-Jaw Chuck
- The Four-Jaw Chuck
- The Faceplate
- Turning Between Centres
- Turning Tapers
- Turning Radii
- Drilling and Boring
- Threading with Taps and Dies
- Screw Cutting
- Graduating and Dividing
- Batch Production
- Milling
- Lubricants and Cutting Speeds
- Uses for the Compact Lathe
- Clockmaking

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Safety
Chapter 2 - Care of the lathe
Chapter 3 - Lathe tools
Chapter 4 - Turning operations
Chapter 5 - Centre height
Chapter 6 - Using the three-jaw chuck
Chapter 7 - The four-jaw chuck

Chapter 8 - The faceplate
Chapter 9 - Turning between the centres
Chapter 10 - Turning tapers
Chapter 11 - Turning radii
Chapter 12 - Drilling and boring
Chapter 13 - Threading with taps and dies
Chapter 14 - Screw cutting
Chapter 15 - Graduating and dividing
Chapter 16 - Batch production
Chapter 17 - Milling
Chapter 18 - Lubricants and cutting speeds
Chapter 19 - Uses for the compact lathe
Chapter 20 - Clockmaking

Part Two
Chapter 21 - Unimat 4
Chapter 22 - The Proxxon PD 230/E
Chapter 23 - The Cowell range
Chapter 24 - The Peatol Micro Lathe
Chapter 25 - Other compact lathes

Appendix 1 - Charts
Appendix 2 - Decimal equivalents
Appendix 3 - Useful terms and phrases
Index