The Amateur's Lathe, Paperback


The definitive work on the use of the small (three and a half inch) lathe which has been the primer for every amateur, student and apprentice engineer, modelmaking hobbyist, small garage proprietor and light engineering operator since its original publication in 1948.

The author has succeeded in giving a complete course of instruction, embracing almost every process that can be accomplished own the small lathe including information on tools, accessories and costs.

The amateur's problems are tackled in a refreshingly practical manner, showing how the model engineer or small industrial user can perform a variety of operations normally requiring a whole workshop full of machinery.

Photographs and drawings provide step-by-step instructions on a wide range of topics which will interest all engineers - from apprentices to retired hobbyists.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 229 black & white photographs; 224 b+w plans & diagrams
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
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  • Category: Hobbies
  • ISBN: 9780852422885



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