Engine Lathe
1: The Function of a Lathe Rotation of the work piece

2: The Parts of the Lathe A video and text description of the basic lathe parts

3: Movements of the Lathe:  A video and text description of the moving parts of a lathe

4: Ways, Motor, and Headstock

5: The Spindle Types of spindle mounts, old and new.

6: Spindle RPM Modern gear heads and older belt drives.

7: Starting and Stopping the Spindle The power handle and the foot brake

8: Setting Speeds and Feeds Using a gear head lathe to set spindle RPM and feed rates

9: The Carriage The various parts of this very important subassembly

10: The Tailstock Parts and Alignment

11: Centers, Dogs, and the Faceplate Live center, dead center, half center, and faceplate functions

12: Threading, Steady Rest, Follower Rest, and Taper Attachment

13: Turning, Facing, Boring, and Reaming

14: Sizing a Lathe How a lathe is described by its size. The gap bed lathe