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A ancient foot-powered metalworking lathe; I once read that in a large English "Engineering Firm" (i.e., machine shop) all apprentices were required how to learn to use such a lathe primarily to teach them how important sharp tooling was. Notice that the lathe was designed to have flowing, rather decorative lines, rather than the boxy casting one encounters these days. Metal, Industrial, Techno, Metalworking Lathe, Metal Working Tools, Metal Working Machines, Metal Lathe, Antique Woodworking Tools, Metal Working

A ancient foot-powered metalworking lathe; I once read that in a large English "Engineering Firm" (i.e., machine shop) all apprentices were required how to learn to use such a lathe primarily to teach them how important sharp tooling was. Notice that the lathe was designed to have flowing, rather decorative lines, rather than the boxy casting one encounters these days.

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Vincent ROLLET
Sharpening HSS Lathe Tool Bits | Metal Arts Press

Begin by dressing the grinding wheel. Next, look up the typical angles for the workpiece material, and then follow the steps in Figure A–2. Dip the tool in coolant frequently to keep it from overheating and annealing. Any discoloration on the bit indicates it may no longer be hardened. If this happens, consider starting over again from the beginning. Tool bit angles are not

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Shanaka Wijesooriya