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The Care and Operation of a Lathe 1595  (Discontinued)

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The Care and Operation of a Lathe
Part Number: 1595  (Discontinued)
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  • The Care and Operation of a Lathe
  • By Sheldon Machine Co., Inc.
  • 106 pages, softcover, 5½" x 8½"
  • ISBN 1-55918-102-2
  • Original copyright 1942


This was the "users guide" for lathes made by the Sheldon Machine Co. Published in 1942.

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Chris Chris' Tips
We offer 3 similar titles about lathes. They were all originally published in the early 1940's, and they all cover pretty much the same material.

How to Run a Lathe is the best-known title, published by South Bend Lathe Works.

The Care and Operation of a Lathe has the best information on grinding tools bits.

Running An Engine Lathe was written by an independent author, not affiliated with a lathe manufacturer. This means that this book doesn't have sections on uncrating and setting up a particular lathe. What it does have is instructions that are more general, and not focused on a particular lathe. This is my favorite of the three books.


The Care and Operation of a Lathe

The Basic Parts of a Lathe

The Theory of Metal Cutting

Grinding Cutter Bits for Lathe Tools

Uncrating and Setting Up a Sheldon Lathe

Oiling the Lathe

Setting Up Lathe Tools

Setting Up the Work on Centers

Setting Up Work in a Chuck



Drilling and Boring

Cutting Off or Parting



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