Engine Lathe Operations and Controls
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WARNING: Machine tools present a safety hazard. Improper operation can result in severe injury. These topics are for non-laboratory study only and are not to be used in conjunction with the operation of any tool or machine described herein. Never use a machine tool without the supervision of a qualified instructor.
1: The Function of a Lathe Rotation of the work piece

2: The Parts of the Lathe A video and text description of the basic lathe parts

3: Movements of the Lathe:  A video and text description of the moving parts of a lathe

4: Ways, Motor, and Headstock

5: The Spindle Types of spindle mounts, old and new.

6: Spindle RPM Modern gear heads and older belt drives.

7: Starting and Stopping the Spindle The power handle and the foot brake

8: Setting Speeds and Feeds Using a gear head lathe to set spindle RPM and feed rates

.9: The Carriage The various parts of this very important subassembly

10: The Tailstock Parts and Alignment

11: Centers, Dogs, and the Faceplate Live center, dead center, half center, and faceplate functions

12: Threading, Steady Rest, Follower Rest, and Taper Attachment

13: Turning, Facing, Boring, and Reaming

14: Sizing a Lathe How a lathe is described by its size. The gap bed lathe

15: Wrap up with Smithy

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