By Stan Bray
S.I. Model Books Ltd.
187 pages, Illustrated, 5 ¾" x 8 ¼"
$27.50 Paper Original
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.
The author'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.
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