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    Hello everyone, I have seen the post about books in the welding section and was wondering are there some recomended reading for someone new into machining. After the fisrt of the year I would like to get a little lathe to start learning on how to use it. I know some might say get a good one and spend good money the first time but I would like to atleast learn on one thats reasonably affordable. So I was wondering what books I should look for and get to read and learn. I know hands on may be the best way to learn and has always been for me in the past, I was looking for something to help me.

    Thanks in advance for any and all info.
    ALW

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    Here's a fairly recent thread where this question was asked, I expect a thorough use of the search function would turn up more titles, though these are a good start. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...ighlight=books

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    • #3
      ALW, I can't tell where on the planet you are located, but these will get you started.

      LATHEWORK A COMPLETE COURSE by Harold Hall
      Workshop Practice Series No. 34
      ISBN 1-85486-230-8

      The MIT free videos....
      http://techtv.mit.edu/search?q=machine+shop&x=0&y=0

      Just be aware that the instructor in the videos is maybe overly familiar whith his machines and appears to put his fingers in places that I wouldn't.

      Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you like here. Lots of good people.
      Welcome to the addiction.

      Rgds
      Michael

      Australia

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      • #4
        I would start with the Southbend book "How to run a lathe". You can purchase a reprint from Lindsay's Books, http://www.lindsaybks.com/ . It is item #21150 and costs about $8.
        Mark Hockett

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        • #5
          Machinist Books

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          • #6
            Thanks guys, I will have to look into these books. Guess I should have asked sooner so I could have sent the list to Mrs Claus ...

            ALW

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