The mini-lathe is a useful tool in the model engineer's workshop. With more choice than ever of more compact machines, a mini-lathe is able to accommodate a wide range of engineering requirements, projects and techniques, as well as being suitable for the novice engineer and for those with limited workshop space. Author and model engineer Neil Wyatt provides a practical guide to purchasing and using a mini-lathe, as well as examining more advanced techniques. The book includes a projects section to show the application of mini-lathe techniques. Topics covered include: choosing a mini-lathe; workshop safety and setting up the lathe; basic through to more advanced machining skills; modifications, additions and tuning of the mini-lathe. This essential reference source is aimed at the novice engineer, home metalworkers and for those with limited workshop space. Fully illustrated with 304 colour photographs.