Machine Shop KNOW-HOW
Every now and again a book crosses the desk which rocks our socks off (to use modern parlance). Frank Marlow's 'Machine Shop Essentials' was one, and if it is possible, this, his companion to it, is even better.
Here are 'The Tips and Techniques of Master Mechanics', and the chapter titles will give a good idea of this book's scope: Setting Up Shop, Metals, Alloys, Oils &?Hardness Testing, Tapers, Dowel Pins, Fastners &?Key Concepts, Filing &?Grinding, Drilling, Reaming &?Tapping, Bandsaws, Lathes, Milling Machines and Machine Shop Problem Solving.
No photographs, but nearly 600 specially drawn drawings compliment the very clear explanations. As with the earlier volume this really will be invaluable to the newcomer to model engineering, but we are certain even a highly experienced engineer will find valuable hints, tips and ideas in this book's 520 pages. The first copy has gone straight into my workshop! Larger format paperback.