The film is entirely devoted to threading on the lathe.
Rudy thoroughly covers the basics of facing, boring and turning on the lathe. Included are plans and directions for a project to practice your skills. He demonstrates on his 1933 9" South Bend lathe. Rudy Kouhoupt was a columnist for "The Home Shop Machinist" and "Live Steam" magazines for 24 years. He also contributed articles and plans to "Popular Mechanics" magazine for more than ten. He was a consummate machinist and a superb teacher. Rudy has always been a proponent of the "Keep it Simple" method of machine and tool design and machining style. You will learn much from his approaches.
Metal spinning is the centuries-old art of shaping sheet metal disks into contoured forms. Similar to a potter forming clay on a wheel, the spinner rotates a metal disk on a lathe and, applying pressure, shapes it into a new form. The results can be used in an infinite number of products, from aerospace parts to beautiful works of fine art. Since the creation of mass-produced metal products, metal spinning has become a vanishing craft. With this innovative DVD series, artisan Terry Tynan keeps this age-old technique alive and imparts over twenty years of professional experience to hobbyists and craftsmen of all levels. Now you have learned the fundamentals of metal spinning with disc one you are ready for the second Double disc set in the series. Concentrating on more advanced tooling & techniques.
This video discusses lathe cutting tools in depth and then describes how each would be ground properly for optimum metal cutting. Also included are plans to build a grinding table that will increase your accuracy when grinding your lathe tools.