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How To Run A Lathe: For The Beginner: How To Erect, Care For And Operate A Screw Cutting Engine Lathe Paperback – November 23, 2012


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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Draft Printing (November 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603864679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603864671
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ed amazon glenn on March 20, 2013
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This is a reprint of the original 1930's lathe manual, including old-style drawings and plans.
The instructions are clear, and common-sense, and tell the new South Bend lathe owner how to set up the lathe, and basic operations. The terminology and vernacular is definitely Old School.
I enjoyed reading it, because it took me back to another time. If you need in-depth instruction on lathe operation, or complicated projects, then this won't do.
It's a basic lathe manual, but no shop is complete without it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rbeckett on May 25, 2013
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This book has been around a few days, but it still contains a ton of valid info for the newcomer and old timer alike. Definitely worth the price and the shipping was free with Amazon Prime.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mikey on January 11, 2013
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This book is good for the beginner. it give you simple things to build and old school ways of doing machining.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joel E Dreibelbis on January 1, 2014
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I bought this at the recommendation of David Gingery of the "Build Your Metal Working Shop From Scrap" series.
Like Dave said in the book. Don't operate a home lathe without one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By milomilo on May 19, 2013
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Contained everything I was looking for. Lots of detail and great pictures. I would reccomend it to anyone wanting to know how to operate a lathe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Walter E. Anderson on August 18, 2014
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I purchased this to replace the copy I purchased from Lindsay Books many years ago (loaned it out). This is a much earlier reprint than the version sold by Lindsay. In contains much of the same information; however, I prefer the editions from the 30's - 50's, while this one is from 1919?.

Even this edition is better then most other similar books; however, the later/better editions are also still available from other sellers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Sutton on March 18, 2014
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A good read on lathes. This is a must read, After reading it you'll understand that very little has changed over the years except for the use of CNC!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Black on August 27, 2014
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Still the same great book that it was seventy plus years ago. I'm glad that I bought it.
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