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ORNAMENTAL TURNING LATHES AND THEIR ACCESSORIES
by John Edwards
This definitive article on OT lathes and their accessories was written by John Edwards, past-President of the Society.
John is an acknowledged expert on all aspects of O.T. - history, equipment, restoration, techniques and materials. In addition, he is an accomplished turner and many of the examples shown are his own work. He and the Society are pleased to offer viewers of our web site the opportunity to collect the full text and illustrations of this comprehensive publication.
We intend that this is for your own personal use - but if you wish to quote from it then acknowledgment of the Society and of John Edwards would be appreciated.
In order to preserve the relationship between the text and the pictures in this publication we are
offering them to you in Adobe Acrobat® format as downloads. The size of the downloads is approximately 250KB per Chapter.
You probably already have the Acrobat Reader® software but if you don't you will need to download it free of charge from the Adobe® web site, at for example, www.adobe.com or www.adobe.co.uk.
Because of space limitation on the web site and for copyright reasons we will be serialising the work over the next six months or so. If you wish to accumulate the chapters to build up the complete article you will need the download each chapter as it is offered. We've increased our web memory so all chapters are now available.
To give you an idea of what the Article looks like I have generated miniatures of three the pages of each Chapter available for download. As you can see it's a very well illustrated text with pictures of rare and unusual items of equipment and ornamental turning.
Each Chapter consists of three or four pages and the miniatures slelected are sized to fit three abreast on a medium resolution computer screen.
Page one, chapter one is at the top left and the later chapters are placed further down this web page.
Each row of three miniatures is one chapter and clicking on any of the three in that row will start the download of that chapter - about 300-500 kilobytes
If you have the Acrobat® Reader already linked to your Browser the pages of the chapter will open in the Reader. Save onto your hard disk at a location of your choice. I suggest you put all the chapters into one folder for the benefit of any search facility/index we are able to offer.
Having now played with Release 7 of Adobe's Acrobat® Reader I find that its search facilities are excellent so will not be supplying one.
If you don't have the Acrobat Reader® then on a Windows® PC you will asked to select a folder into which to download the file - to be read later when you've downloaded the Reader.
This month we offer the remaining chapters - there are ten in all. They will remain on the web site for as long as we can spare the space. .
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