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    I have been reading messages on this web site for a few months now and I have got the bug to have a lathe.

    I have aquired a Craftsman/Atlas 101.28940 12x34 (I think) from a neighbour but the info I got with it is some what poor.
    I am looking for the lathe Spec. sheet, A manual, any other suggestions for reference books (for the beginner).
    The lathe didn't come with much for tooling either and I am not sure of a few things like what taper the spinal would be, what size of Dog plate should I be looking for, etc.
    I want to over time try to aquire most of the right tools to be able to build some projects that I have wanted to for a while.

    This group has given me some great Ideas and Info. for projects.

    My wife just laughed when I told her about the lathe and what I planned to do with it.

    Thanks for the Info.
    Dave (New Member)

  • #2
    You can get complete specs and instruction manuals for Atlas lathes on eBay.
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    • #3 has an astounding amount of information...dunno if it has what you're looking for, but worth checking.

      For books, "The Amateur's Lathe" by L.H.Sparey, is a classic. It's British and a bit dated, but still very good.
      South Bend's "How to Run a Lathe," available from Lindsay Books, is another classic with lots of good information.

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      • #4
        this may be close to what you have , in the Forum Index -> Machine and Tool Manuals, Books, and Videos.


        • #5
          A good book for beginners is "Machine Shop Essentials" by Frank Marlow. Well presented basic items. Helped me alot, even though I had been hobby machining for years, I am self-taught and as such have missed a lot of information that real machinists get in school and on the job. This bulletin board is a gold mine of information also.