Shop Equipment

The first requirement of the gunsmith is tools. He never has enough, in fact, no matter how many he acquires a job is sure to turn up on which he could use some tool he does not have. As a great many of these tools must be made by the gunsmith himself, he needs machine tool equipment.

As the lathe is the tool from which all other machine tools derive it is the major machine tool, in fact at a pinch it can be made to perform almost any operation performed by other machine tools, such as drilling, grinding, milling, shaping and profiling.

A lathe of large swing is not required for the gunsmith's work but it should have length enough between centers to handle the longest barrel ordinarily used. Another thing in a lathe that is of great advantage is a hole through the head spindle large enough to take the largest diameter barrel, which is about 1 usually. Many of the older lathes of ten to twelve-inch swing lack this large spindle hole, but the more modern lathes now have it. Lathes of this type are made by the Sebastian Lathe Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, in ten and twelve-inch sizes, in three price ranges, one of them very moderate. Pratt & Whitney Company of Hartford, Connecticut, make small lathes with large

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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