Examples of the information offered are:
- How an inexpensive Sherline spindle can be adapted for use on bench lathes for milling, drilling, gear cutting, etc. Details for making a fly wheel to smooth the cut, a filing rest, a saw table, a T-rest, and cross slide and vertical slide locks, all for the Sherline lathe.
- How to make indexing plates without the aid of other index plates or dividing heads.
- How a Sherline lathe can be used to configure itself for gear and pinion cutting and lantern pinion making without the need for a milling machine.
- How to make a macro mill/drill spindle from junk watchmaker’s heavy duty mainsprings on the bench lathe.
- Details for adapting the Myford and other bench lathes for use with 10 mm collets.
- A tip over T-rest for use on the bench lathe.
- The cutting of a 6″ diameter, 200 tooth gear on a standard Sherline lathe (lathe only).
- Details for making my T-rest design, which is now being produced by Sherline for their lathes—part # 2110. Hand turning is very fast—example, one can turn a 1/16″ diameter pivot, 3/16″ long on 1/8″ diameter hardened and tempered music wire or blue pivot steel (un-annealed), chamfer the shoulder and round the end of the pivot in less than one minute.
- Information for configuring a Sherline lathe for cutting gears, pinions and making lantern pinions without the need of a milling machine.
- Because many of the things offered are very unusual and are demonstrated on Sherline equipment, this manual is a must for Sherline users. However, the techniques are basic and are equally useful on other and larger lathes.