The earliest lathes were made of wood, and the use of wood as a bed material has survived to the present (I designed and turn on such a lathe ). More commonly…

THE LATHE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST complex tools known to man, but determining an exact date of its invention is impossible. The first lathes were undoubtedly springpole or bow lathes that were…

1. In machining operations, there is one sequence of events that one must always follow: SAFETY FIRST, ACCURACY SECOND, AND SPEED LAST. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the…

1. Chucks Workpieces are held to the headstock spindle of the lathe with chucks, faceplates, or lathe centers. A lathe chuck is a device that exerts pressure on the workpiece to hold it…

General To learn the operation of the lathe, one must first be familiar with the names and functions of the principal parts. In studying the principal parts in detail, remember…

Cylindrical grinders are generally used to grind external surfaces like cylinders, taper cylinders, faces and shoulders of work. There are two types of cylindrical grinding machines and they are External…