The Lathe. Choosing a Lathe. Installing the Lathe. Lathe Accessories. Measuring Equipment. Lathe Tools. Drills & Reamers. Holding Work in the Lathe. Marking Out. Plain Turning & Boring. Taper Turning. Crankshaft Turning. Disc & Ball Turning. Screwcutting. Milling, Shaping & Grinding in the Lathe. Lapping. Metal Spinning. Spring Winding. Turning Rubber. Production Methods in Small Lathes. Care of the Lathe and its Accessories.
Lawrence Sparey was that somewhat rare combination - a professional engineer with what he himself called 'an amateur's outlook' which allowed him to maintain his appreciation of the difficulties of the average workshop owner with his small lathe. He was also a pioneer of model aeroplane internal combustion engines for home construction in Britain of the 1940s. This book represents the accumulated engineering wisdom of a previous generation.