Tools and Techniques

Book - 2003
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Metalworking is written for everyone inspired by the versatility of metal. It explains the many techniques that form the basics of this craft, from traditional methods of measuring and marking out to more recent practices such as use of adhesives and inert gases for joining metals.Topics covered include: · Advice on setting up a workshop and equipment · Introduction to the qualities of metals · Working with the metal · Drills and drilling · Threads · Shaping and joining metal · Machines With over 200 llustrations, the clear text shows you how to use these techniques and offers tips on their application. AUTHOR: Stan Bray has had his own workshop for most of his life and has made many tools, models and clocks. He is the founder and former editor of the magazine Model Engineers' Workshop, former editor of Engineering in Miniature. He is associate editor of Model Engineer where he has a regular column called "Bray's Bench". 164 colour photos
Publisher: Marlborough, England : Crowood Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9781861265739
Characteristics: 176 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm.


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Oct 04, 2017

Written in the style of a textbook. It was unsatisfying for me; I was looking for something more how-to or hands-on. It could be useful if you are looking to start a small business or home shop and are looking for the equipment and terminology for a small scale operation.

This book covers the names of tools and techniques, not their use or implementation in great detail. I'd think of it more as a picture dictionary.
Buy this book if you're new and you'd like to get a very surface grasp on the subject so you know what words to use and what techniques are available when finding what to study next.

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