Metal Turning on the Lathe
Very good and clear book for the beginner to the lathe, who wants to know how to use it.
Goes from thoughts on buying that first lathe to installing it, cutting tool principles, how to sharpen and hold tools, workholding, turning between centres and on the faceplate, collets and mandrels, right up to taps, dies and screwcutting.
Good text, numerous excellent colour photographs of actions and set-ups, and some B&W drawings. 109 page softback.