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Turning for Amateurs

This antique book contains a comprehensive treatise on turning, including descriptions of the lathe and its attachments and tools, and minute instructions for their effective use on wood, metal, ivory, and other materials. Complete with handy tips, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, this text is perfect for the amateur and makes for a great addition to collections of woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Lathe', 'Chucks', 'Eccentric and Elliptic Chucks and Cutters', 'Side-Rests and Miscellaneous Attachments', 'Remarks and Materials', 'Tools and Their Application', 'Ball and Ornamental Turning', 'Metal Turning', 'Screw Cutting and General Self-Acting Lathe', and more. Originally published in 1884, we are proud to republish this book now complete with a new introduction on woodworking and metalworking.
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