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All of the content that was sold as part of this CD is now included with the Atlas Lathe CD!  Please consider the:

 

Atlas Lathe CD!

How to RUN A LATHE on CD

South Bend Lathe Works

39th Edition from 1940

 

Copyright May 2004

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Overview:

This is an extremely high quality scan and PDF conversion of the 1940 39th Edition of the South Bend Lathe Works book “How to Run a Lathe”.  The book is 128 pages in length and the book was carefully disassembled to allow me to get excellent full-page scans of every page in the manual.  The PDF file for this manual is a whopping 442MB in size but the detail and clarity of the pages make the size requirements worth it!  I also converted the manual to a lower resolution file that is 16.3MB in case anybody lacks the computer power to open a 442MB file (most people should be able to use the monster version with no problems!).  The file will work with Windows based computers with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or newer.

 

Table of Contents (Chapter Summary)

       

 I.      HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATHE

 

The Tree Lathe; Early French Lathe; Maudslay Lathe; Modern Bench Lathe; Modern Standard Change Gear Lathe; Modern Quick Change Gear Lathe; Tool Room Lathe; Lathe Drives;  The Size of Lathe; Types of Lathes for Various Classes of Work; Features the Lathe Should Have

    

II.      SETTING UP AND LEVELING THE LATHE

 

Setting Up and Leveling the Lathe; Lacing and Splicing Belts; Shifting Belts; Adjusting Belt Tension; Oiling the Lathe

  

 III.      OPERATION OF THE LATHE

 

Principal parts of a Lathe; Operation of Headstock; Spindle Speeds; Operation of Carriage and Apron; Operation of Tailstock; Power Carriage Feeds; Notes on Lathe Work

 

IV.      LATHE TOOLS AND THEIR APPLICATION

 

Types of Lathe Tools; Position of Lathe Tool; Grinding lathe Tool Cutter Bits; Cutting Power of Lathes.

    

V.      HOW TO TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS

 

Steel Scale; Outside Calipers; Inside Calipers; Hermaphrodite Calipers; Micrometers; Accuracy of a Lathe

  

VI.      PLAIN TURNING (WORK BETWEEN CENTERS)

 

Locating the Center; Drilling Center Hole; lathe Dogs; Inserting and Removing lathe Centers; Checking Alignment of Centers; Mounting Work Between Centers; Cutting Speeds; Facing; Turning; Machining to a Shoulder.

 

VII.       CHUCK WORK

 

Independent Chuck; Universal Chuck; centering Work in the Chuck; Removing Chuck from Spindle; Hollow Spindle Chuck; Drill Chuck; Draw-in Collet Chuck Head, Hand Wheel and Hand Lever Types.

 

VIII.      TAPER TURNING AND BORING

 

Taper Turning with Compound Rest; Taper Boring with Compound Rest; Taper Turning with Tailstock Set Over; Taper Turning with Taper Attachment; Plain and Telescopic Type Taper Attachments; Plain and Telescopic Type taper Attachments; Morse Standard Tapers.

  

 IX.      DRILLING, REAMING AND TAPPING

 

Using Lathe as a Drill Press; Drill Pad; Crotch Center; Drilling Work Held in Chuck; Reaming; Tapping.

    

X.      CUTTING SCREW THREADS

Standard Screw Thread Terms; Standard Change Gear Equipment; Quick Change Gear Equipment; Screw Thread Tables; Tools for Cutting Screw Threads; Use of Compound Rest; Thread Cutting Stop; Cutting Threads; Thread Dial; Screw Thread Forms; Metric Screw Threads.

XI.      SPECIAL CLASSES OF WORK

 

Knurling; Face Plate Work; Filing and polishing; Lapping; Machining Work on a Mandrel; Spring Winding; coil Winding; Boring on lathe Carriage; Use of center Rest; use of Follower Rest; Manufacturing Operations; Milling in the Lathe, etc.

 

Also Includes:  US Army TM 9-3416-235-14&P

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL MANUAL:  OPERATOR, ORGANIZATIONAL, DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS LIST FOR LATHE, ENGINE: 9-INCH SWING MODEL CL 670Z (SOUTH BEND LATHE) (NSN 3416-00-235-0551)

 

This Army manual includes 66 pages with a little info on setting up and maintaining a South Bend Lathe but where this manual is really great is that it is full of excellent diagrams that show just how these lathes are built and how the parts go together.  It also includes tips on choosing and grinding cutting tools, using a special 10-IN-1 Tool Block (Which I want to build for my own Atlas Craftsman Lathe I will add!), plus info on other accessories like knurling tools, milling attachments, and more.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mounting the Motor ........................................................................................................... 1

Ordering Replacement Parts ................................................……………....................... 2

Special Information ................................................................................…....................... 3

Maintenance ...................................................................................................................... 4

Parts List ........................................................................................................................... 5-59 

 

Anybody want to trade?

Like I said above, I have been buying and searching for information about the Craftsman Atlas metal lathes from any source where I can get it.  If you are interested in the materials I have and you have something that I am missing in regards to the Atlas lathe please E-mail me and I will trade you for what you have as I am doing this to learn more about the tools I have!

 

 


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