The versatile and affordable mini-lathe has become the best-selling piece of machinery and is often purchased as a first step for beginners. Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists explains the different parts of the mini-lathe and shows how they can be used to complete different projects. Author David Fenner covers all the basics, from safety and materials, setting up, and tuning the machine to using accessories and performing a full range of essential tasks. It includes detailed instructions for making useful components like shafts, bushings, spindles, part-off tools, DRO handwheels, and a radius turning attachment. Chapters are broken down into easy-to-understand sections, and include hundreds of clear illustrations that will help guide readers as they set up a machine and start to use it. A complete course on using and improving the new generation of budget lathes, this book is a perfect choice for beginners as well as for those who are experienced with the lathe, but have never tried the mini-lathe.