The Amateur's Lathe
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The Amateur's Lathe is an excellent book that is well written and easy to follow. It covers introductions to Lathes, what to look for when choosing to buy one and how to set it up when you get it home. There are sections on some useful accessories advice on marking out, holding the work and how to undertake some basic machining tasks. Essential reading for anyone who owns or is thinking of buying a small lathe. It tends to assume a basic knowledge of machining but it is still a good book for a beginner to read.
- Advice on choosing and installing a lathe
- Covers tooling, measuring, work holding and basic operation