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Lance Wood

An elastic wood suitable where some degree of bending is required.

See also: Timber.

Larch

An extremely durable wood used for rough work. It warps a lot when dried, but can be polished to a fine finish when dry.

See also: Timber.

Lathe Accuracy

A number of measurements of different lathes and chuck combinations to determine accuracy. more...


Lathes

Lathes are used for many engineering operations: boring, facing, screwcutting...

Some basic hints, tips and other links for further information are available from here. more......



Lathe Tools

lathe tools

The cutting and clearance angles of a lathe tool will be dependent on the type of material they are to be used on and the required quality of finish. more......

Laughing Gas

Chemical name: Nitrous oxide

Chemical formula: N2O

See also: Chemical Table.

LBSC

Curly Lawrence, known as LBSC, was one of Britain′s most prolific and well known model or scale-steam-locomotive designers.



Lead Bronze

80 % Copper 10 % Lead 10 % Tin


Lead Carbonate

Trade name: White lead

Chemical formula: 2PbCO3Pb(OH)2

See also: Chemical Table.


Lead Sulphide

Chemical formula: PbS

See also: Chemical Table.


Length

See also: Conversion of Units.


Letter Drills

This system of numbering drills is no longer used, but may be of use in deciphering old drawings. more......

See also: Number Drills.

Limestone

Chemical name: Calcium carbonate

Chemical formula: CaCO3

See also: Calcium, Chemical Table.

Liners and Pistons

There are many different materials that you can use for pistons and liners, some work better than others.



Linotype Metal

85 % Lead 2 % Tin 13 % Antimony


Live Centre

A centre that revolves with the work, for example the ball bearing type tailstock centre.

See also: Centres.

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