Machine Shop Essentials Questions & Answers

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An exceptionally good recent book on the basics of engineering practice, covering hand tools, the lathe, the milling machine, and the vertical drill. The quality is evident the moment you open the book, there being vast numbers of drawings of set-ups, rather than photographs and, as the text is based on ‘Questions and Answers’, it is very much to the point; it is also strong where practices have changed, notably on fastenings. Whilst American, a whole host of manufacturers have been consulted in its preparation, including Colchester and Myford, and variations in practice between countries are covered. The spread of this book is well illustrated by the Chapters: Measurement Tools, Layout & Job Planning, Basic Hand Tools, Filing & Sawing, Grinding, Reaming, Broaching & Lapping, Drills & Drilling Operations, Threads & Threading, Turning Operations, Milling Operations, Fastening Methods, Machine Shop Steel Metallurgy, Safety & Good Shop Practices, Other Shop Know-how and Sharpening Steel Lathe Tools. Wish this book had been around when I started model engineering! OK - it isn’t cheap, but the quality of the information is priceless, especially if you have just shelled out large sums of money for machinery. For the newcomer to model engineering this book will be invaluable - even if you have been in the workshop man and boy you will find parts of it useful. Highly recommended - as if you couldn’t guess that. 518 pages. 497 drawings, plus tables. Paperback. Metal Arts Press