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xx   LATHE

Plans for a miniature aluminum chalice which can be quickly made in eight easy steps. Especially designed project to demonstrate the advantage of a lathe with quick change tool holders.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1978 (v.67#2) pg. 28

Lathe centering tool. Used with a dial indicator to get work centered exactly on the faceplate of the lathe.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1978 (v.67#7) pg. 12

Scale model of an 18th century naval cannon helps teach the basics of metal turning on a lathe.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1979 (v.68#4) pg. 42

Accessory table for machine tools which require extensive mathematical calculations during use (metal lathe, milling machine, surface grinder, etc). This table has an inexpensive calculator fastened to the top, a note pad, and a pencil. The table is easily attached to the machine when needed.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Sep 1979 (v.68#6) pg. 16

Tip: Use a clamping drum on a lathe toolpost to improve pressure and reduce chatter.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 89

Tip: How to adjust the compound tool rest to work with metric dimensions.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 89

Split die holder for the lathe is an easy-to-make tool that beginning students will find useful in cutting external threads.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1979 (v.68#9) pg. 33

Nomogram (chart) determines the correct RPM's for high speed cutting tools on various metals up to 2" in diameter.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1981 (v.70#2) pg. 48

Workholder fits metal lathe toolpost and allows for precision woodworking.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #435 Aug 1964 (v.60) pg. 100

The ABC's of metal spinning.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 91

Basic course in metal turning using the back-geared, metal-cutting, quick-change lathe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #479 Apr 1968 (v.64) pg. 96

Make your own boring bars and expandable mandrel for your metal lathe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #511 Dec 1970 (v.66) pg. 96

Simple wooden rack holds lathe accessories such as drill chucks, lathe centers, etc.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Winter 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 38

Gauge measures carriage travel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 185

Compound slide rest allows metal turning on a wood lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 190

Lathe oiler keeps cutting oil coming.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 189

Base adapts lathe chuck for use as vise.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 197

Button magnets in faceplate hold tricky lathe jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.121#3) pg. 179

Tailstock spindle adapters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 188

Arbors for special setups.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 173

Kit of 12 castings makes this model maker's metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1965 (v.123#1) pg. 182

How to mill keyways with your lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1965 (v.123#2) pg. 194

Roller guide for hand filing on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 181

Lathe drilling jig for drilling a hole through the diameter of a shaft is self centering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 190

Fifteen lathe accessories from taper shanks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 194

Use your lathe to color inlay metal parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 170

Using slitting and slotting saws in a drill press, lathe and milling machine. These midget circular saws make many jobs much easier.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1966 (v.125#2) pg. 186

Simply made follow-rest for metal lathe follows along with the compound slide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 173

Homemade circular cutters and circular bits are made on the metal lathe they will be used on. Used to turn decorative disks, handles, or balls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 160

Lathe headstock brake which can be applied by hand, hip, or foot pressure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 188

Use a metal-turning lathe as a disc sander with this accessory sander table which fits on compound rest.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1966 (v.126#6) pg. 172

How to get started in metal turning. Part 1. Centering the work, faceplate clamps and fixtures. Correct bit profile and tool setups.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1967 (v.127#1) pg. 186

How to get started in metal turning. Part 2. Types of chucks, how to mount concentric and irregular work, and centering by use of indicators.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 176

How to get started in metal turning. Part 3. Other jobs besides turning which can be done on a lathe. Includes drilling, boring, milling, tapping, treading, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1967 (v.127#3) pg. 170

Adapter for a flexible shaft allows shaft to be clamped in the toolpost of a lathe, thus serving as a toolpost grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 184

The knack of knurling on a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 156

How to make and use lathe boring tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1968 (v.130#2) pg. 158

Handles installed on the adjusting bolts of a lathe steady-rest speed setup time by eliminating the need for a wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 172

Instructions for filing on a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1968 (v.130#6) pg. 174

Making metal or plastic rings with no joints by slicing pipe and tubing on a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1969 (v.131#1) pg. 186

King-size tool post accommodates bits up to 1/2" wide on small metal lathes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1969 (v.131#2) pg. 194

How and when to use a steady-rest (center-rest) and a follower-rest on a metal working lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1969 (v.131#3) pg. 200

Simple adjuster made from 3/8" Dural with thumbscrew and adjusting screw makes accurate presetting of boring bars a routine procedure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1969 (v.131#6) pg. 172

Toolholder (back holder) mounts behind the work piece on a metalworking lathe. Effective for cutoff tools. Can be used in conjunction with a conventional front toolholder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1969 (v.132#2) pg. 180

How to use a machine lathe to "plane" a flat surface on a chunk of steel, to square up a block or bar, to machine a flat end on a steel rod, and to shape a rod end to fit the contour of a cane.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 194

Build a tool holder for an American Edelstaal Unimat so that the height of the cutting end of the tool bit can be adjusted up or down.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1970 (v.133#1) pg. 175

How to make and use an "angle post" to replace a regular toolpost on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1970 (v.133#1) pg. 176

Chip crimper for metal lathe prevents build-up of chips on the chuck and on the work.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 185

Several finishes that can be put on turned metal articles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 194

How to improve lathework with test and dial indicators.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1970 (v.133#5) pg. 176

Twelve great lathe tricks. Shortcuts, tricks, improvisations and accessories that can save time and make metalworking easier.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1970 (v.134#1) pg. 178

Make an indexing device for your lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.134#4) pg. 179

Add a limit switch to your lathe carriage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1971 (v.135#2) pg. 162

Equip your lathe with a headstock-spindle indexing attachment. How to make and use the attachment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1971 (v.135#3) pg. 170

Make a center indicator for lathe work.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 126

How to turn rigid plastics on a home lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1971 (v.135#6) pg. 160

Make a lathe ball-turning attachment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1971 (v.136#1) pg. 138

Make a carriage chuck mount for your lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1971 (v.136#5) pg. 60

Tips on shielding the work when using a bent-tail lathe dog.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 160

Make cutters and knurls for machining aluminum from steel helical gears.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 146

Hollow-cone lathe center is used when motor armature or other piece with no center hole is to be mounted for turning, filing or polishing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 166

Cross-slide stop prevents a cross slide from going beyond a predetermined point.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 167

Bulletin board attached to lathe holds working drawings at eye level.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 167

Versatile lathe milling-table attachment made from a common angle plate. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 172

How to make setscrew chuck for the headstock spindle of a lathe. Used to hold drill bits, milling cutters, slitting saws or similar tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 42B

How to make a lathe dog for threaded shafts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 133

How to make a steadyrest for a lathe milling attachment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1973 (v.140#2) pg. 156

How to make your own small router bits or rotary cutters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 150

How to make a set of jaw stretchers for your lathe chuck to let you handle large-diameter work.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 180

Turn a hand grinder into a toolpost grinder by using this mounting attachment made from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 103

A center marker for lathe work. Used to locate and punch-mark the center of a bar to be mounted in a lathe for machining.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 146

Adapter allows a Unimat headstock to be mounted onto a larger lathe. With this arrangement you can cross-drill shafts. slit long pieces, mill, grind and do other jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 150

Attach roller bearings to the ends of the adjustable jaws of a steadyrest, and the end will not mar soft metal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1974 (v.142#6) pg. 139

Simple headstock dividing attachment for a South Bend lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 117

Make this swing toolholder for your lathe. Allows you to swing tool out of the way for checking and then return it to the exact same position.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 113

A mini toolpost for turning steel on the Unimat lathe. Features a 20-degree tool angle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 26

Wooden toolpost holder for a hand grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 117

Make an internal boring or threading tool from an Allen wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1977 (v.148#4) pg. 158

Sleeve chuck permits filing on Unimat lathe. This file-holding sleeve converts the jigsaw attachment for a Unimat lathe into a filing machine. The file is driven up-and-down while you maneuver the metal being filed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 28

Make this boring-bar set for your lathe. Make both the toolholder and the boring bits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 72

Shop made steady rest for special jobs. This steady rest is designed to facilitate identical setups on repeat lathe jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 8

Sturdy lathe stand (bench) is made from 2" and 3" iron pipe and steel plate. Requires welding.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 53

Lathe tool-bit holder allows you to use three different cutting surfaces on one lathe tool bit. A triangular-shaped rake insert can be removed and rotated without removing the tool-bit holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 92

Tip: Chart shows settings for cutting double and triple threads on a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 125

Tip: Add a locking screw with a knurled head to a compound rest in order to lock the compound.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 112

Simple indexer for a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 112

Homemade faceplate for turning wood discs on a metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 185

Make this cross-slide stop (threading stop) for easier thread cutting. Estimated cost: $1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 125

Steady rest for a metal lathe clamps in the lathe toolpost.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1981 (v.155#3) pg. 157

Make a metal lathe "wiggle gauge". It is used to position a work piece on the lathe faceplate or in a chuck for accurate drilling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 70

Build this inexpensive magnetic lathe chuck. Use to hold and turn oddly shaped or very thin work pieces.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 76

Tip: A transparent plastic ruler, held in place with a magnet, is used to gauge the travel of a lathe carriage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 26

Tool for removing chips when machining in order to avoid cuts on your fingers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1983 (v.160#3) pg. 165

Make an adjustable toolpost for your metal lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 59

Four accessories for the metalworker. (1) Technique for distortion-free ring turning. (2) Micrometer range doubler. (3) Machining sphere-shaped work pieces on a lathe using this setback toolholder. (4) Lathe hand crank.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 118

How to get started with a metal lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1963 (v.182#3) pg. 106

Comparing metal lathes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 177

Roller rest for precision filing on a lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1964 (v.184#4) pg. 140

Old gas stove makes an ideal lathe bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 134

Wax plug stiffens thin-walled metal work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 134

Seven tools you can make from lathe bits.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 123

Grind your own metal lathe bits better than you can buy.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1964 (v.185#6) pg. 150

A hole-aligner speeds setups and improves accuracy of redrilling, countersinking, thread tapping and other drill press and lathe operations.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 143

Do milling jobs on a lathe by adapting a drill press vise to fit the cross slide.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 144

Three boring bars you can make.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1966 (v.188#2) pg. 164

Tip on making matching male and female tapers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1966 (v.188#3) pg. 168

Support block used to remove a heavy chuck without banging the ways or your fingers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 163

Modify a lathe dog to make a lathe steady-rest to eliminate chatter.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 123

How to chuck or secure a hollow sphere for turning.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1966 (v.189#5) pg. 169

How to machine keyways, splines and grooves on a lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 163

A traveling steady-rest that supports lathe work at the cutting point, making it easy to turn down slender rods on a metal lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1968 (v.192#5) pg. 186

Extensive report on the MAXIMAT 7, a precision 7" lathe, milling head, and drill press all in one.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1968 (v.193#2) pg. 142

Boring indicator for metal lathe shows where the tool point is located when boring blind holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1969 (v.194#5) pg. 130

Rubber balls make expansion arbor to hold delicate tubing while filing or polishing in a lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1969 (v.195#2) pg. 183

How to machine a boring-bar holder.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1970 (v.196#5) pg. 127

How to weld on a lathe without a heat source. Friction or inertia welding works on most steel alloys.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1970 (v.196#6) pg. 67

Make a milling attachment to turn a metal lathe into a milling machine. Requires sweat-type elbow and 2 reducer pipe fittings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 133

A pair of opposed, screw-controlled sliding wedges placed in the toolpost slot will enable you to adjust the height of a lathe tool with micrometer precision.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1972 (v.200#5) pg. 212

How to cut metal like a pro. Learn how to figure rake angles, cutting speeds and feed rates for all types of tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 106

Make a chuck holder for your lathe. Chuck holder is held in place by tool post. The drill, tap or ream remains stationary while you use the power feed on the compound rest to run bit into rotating
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1976 (v.208#1) pg. 99

Tip: Make a 3-in-1 lathe center (precision faceplate, screw center or center-hole turning) from a pipe floor flange, threaded rod and a lag screw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1979 (v.215#3) pg. 51

Turning metal on a wood lathe using wooden crossfeed and compound toolrest.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.35#8) pg. 70

Convert a wood lathe to do metal turning.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1964 (v.35#11) pg. 82

Metal cutting lathe. Advice on selecting a basic tool and accessories suitable for automobile restoration work.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #260 Mar 1998 (v.22#8) pg. 7
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #261 Apr 1998 (v.22#9) pg. 32
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #262 May 1998 (v.22#10) pg. 30
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #264 Jul 1998 (v.22#12) pg. 32

Buying a metal turning lathe for a home workshop.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #262 May 1998 (v.22#10) pg. 19

Differential screw is made by coupling two different threads on the same shaft. This arrangement will simulate the action of a much finer thread.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1988 (v.75#5) pg. 548

Tip: Use a waxed paper "washer" with screw-on faceplates to make it easier to loosen them when finished.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 13

Tips on making lathe cutting tools from old files.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 400, 401

The Unimat report. An examination of the tool, its features and accessories.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1976 (v.32#1) pg. 53

Tip: Use the universal (3-jaw) chuck of a metal lathe to locate the exact center on a round of wood, metal, plastic, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 32