Gearing of Lathes for Screwcutting

Brian Wood
Gearing of Lathes for Screwcutting is aimed specifically at the engineer for use in the workshop. It is intended to take away as much as possible of the mathematics and mystique from calculating gear ratios, so that the more enjoyable work of using your lathe to make things becomes as easy as possible. Topics covered in this latest addition to the Crowood Metalworking Guides includes Myford and other types of lathes; approximations and alternatives; errors and their significance and the non-gearbox mini-lathe.
Gearing of Lathes for Screwcutting by Brian Wood

About the author

Brian Wood is a retired engineer, with a self-confessed bias towards Myford lathes, having been an owner for over fifty years. He has written articles for Model Engineers Workshop magazine on the potential simplification methods for gearing for metric threads on Myford lathes.