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The Mini-Lathe Paperback – Dec 1 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Nexus Special Interest Ltd (Dec 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854862545
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854862549
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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duplicate book from David Fenner on Amazon. Be careful you do not buy both like I did
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Good basic information
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa8e3e5ac) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8ded2ac) out of 5 stars Narrow content Feb. 1 2010
By Hector L. Gasquet - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the book from the Brittish publisher, via Amazon. com, after my minilathe was delivered. I was expecting a modern book on the subject, that could teach me how to better use my unit, which was bought in the USA, via Amazon.
What I found was a book where the first two chapters were ok, the rest a mixture of old parts and new ones. As many other sources on minilathes, this book doesn't cover the tailstock in detail.
The book should not be considered a "teaching tool" on how to operate a minilathe.
I recommend this book to people that are about to buy a minilathe, and expect a "ready-to-work" unit.
The information Mr. Fenner gives can be easily found navigating the internet using "minilathe" as the subject. There are a lot of links, each one somehow different from the other.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8cc3ee8) out of 5 stars Dense and hard to follow Feb. 4 2013
By Jeff McFadden - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm patiently trying to wade through this book, but it's dense, not very well written, hard to follow, and assumes far too much of the reader. I am still looking for a good beginning book on the mini lathe to help me decide what I can do with one, how, and whether I want to get one for hobby purposes or not. I need some fundamental definitions of terms, basic description of how components operate together to accomplish a goal, and just a good general beginner's text. This book isn't it.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8cc3dc8) out of 5 stars Excellent Reading for Sieg C2/C3 Owners Sept. 18 2010
By Adam Collins - Published on Amazon.com
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I found the information listed in this book very helpful and ideal for the majority of individuals that would purchase and operate this lathe. Though I wouldn't consider it a complete and thorough manual to correcting the issues typically found in these machines, it does provide a very solid foundation to start from, especially if the owner/operator has little or no formal machine tool experience or training.

I don't claim to be an expert on any topic, but I believe that most owners of these Sieg lathes could benefit from the material provided in this book. More experienced and innovative owners may already know and/or use a large portion of the tips, modifications, and procedures highlighted in this book, but would probably still find some of the material inspiring and useful nonetheless.

I would recommend this book to anybody that owns a variation of this lathe or that plans to purchase one in the near future. While these machines usually have some issues as delivered, the majority of them can be overcome with the right amount of time, experience, material, craftsmanship, and innovation as a good bit of this WSPS installment discusses. Overall, this book is an excellent companion and should be considered required reading for owners of these Sieg lathes.
HASH(0xa8cc3eb8) out of 5 stars Very informative March 6 2014
By moto jim - Published on Amazon.com
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I'd say this book is not for rank beginners to machining or lathes, but it's very helpful to new owners of mini lathes. Shows all the different problem areas to deal with regarding accuracy and tolerances, and how to tweak the machine to correct problems. Also reveals capabilities of these lathes you might not have thought they had.

I would have liked to see some simple projects included to show basic machining techniques on the mini lathe.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8ccede0) out of 5 stars Title should be rework your mini-lathe March 19 2012
By Pmm - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is of little value in learning how to use the mini-lathe. For those looking to improve the lathes functioning it may
be worthwhile.

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