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Machine Tool Basics: Lathe Part 2

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In the last video we shared, Smithy went over the basics of the Lathe on their Smithy Granite. This video goes in detail on work holding tools. 

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In this section the video from Smithy shows more in-depth on work holding tools in the lathe. They talk about popular techniques and how they work, full on in the video. Smithy really went some distance in making these videos to show the consumer what they will be working with on the end. While most of us learned these processes in schools or hands on in a machine shop, this lets you focus on things you may be reading on if you are not to this level yet.

Techniques and items of focus in this video are:

  • Turning between centers
  • 3-Jaw Chuck
  • 4-Jaw Chuck
  • Faceplate
  • Placement of workpieces
  • Live Centers
  • Steady Rest
  • Follow Rest

Once again, if you work a lathe normally, this probably is not the video series for you. But often times we get asked questions about everything fabrication so we like to introduce everyone to an understanding.

 

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