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Basic Benchwork for Home Machinists

For amateur metalworkers, this book is a practical, hands-on guide to engineering benchwork that teaches all the valuable hand tool skills and procedures for files, punches, hand filers, and more. Well-illustrated with concise technical diagrams, tables, and black and white photos, you’ll learn all the tricks and gain a solid foundation in the basics of engineering benchwork.

Making Metal Clockworks for Home Machinists

Revised and newly updated, Making Metal Clockworks is an introduction to horology for the complete beginner. Explaining the terminology and general forms of clock construction, you’ll learn about the materials and methods and understand everything from and the layout of wheels and escapements to the making of wheels, pinions, pendulums, and so much more.

Making Your Own Bush Knife

From outdoor excursions to everyday use at home, bush knives are practical tools with many uses. Now, you can make your own! Great for beginning knifemakers, learn how to select the steel, forge it, quench it, and grind it into a usable knife. Author, outdoorsman, blacksmith, and knifemaking instructor Bradley Richardson describes the techniques of both stock removal and forging, and how to ...

Blacksmith's Craft

The iconic, must-have guide for modern handcraft artisans, Blacksmith’s Craft has been teaching the fundamentals of blacksmithing since 1952 for good reason. The first in its series, this facsimile volume of the seminal British textbook includes 37 foundational lessons, crisp photography, descriptive captions, and all the timelessly essential knowledge a beginner needs to practice and become a ...

Decorative Ironwork

In succession with Blacksmith’s Craft and Wrought Ironwork, Decorative Ironwork is a facsimile edition of the original 1963 instruction manual for intermediate to advanced blacksmiths. Apply all previous techniques learned to forge and form the designs of 7 decorative iron grilles through detailed, step-by-step instruction and photography. Once completed and mastered, this book will arm you with ...

Wrought Ironwork

In succession with Blacksmith’s Craft and a facsimile edition of the original 1953 instruction manual, Wrought Ironwork is a practical and essential guide with a focus on technique for the modern smith. With 33 step-by-step lessons and coordinating photography for making a variety of scrolls – from ribbon-end scrolls to beveled scrolls – water leaves, and wavy bars, and eventually onto the ...

Gears and Gear Cutting for Home Machinists

This practical, hands-on guide will assist anyone who wants to cut gears inexpensively on a lathe or milling machine. It teaches the fundamentals needed to design gears and gear trains using simple, non-technical language paired with helpful diagrams, charts, illustrations, and photography. With 12 insightful chapters on tooth forms and sizes, rack and pinion gears, bevel wheels, worm gears, ...

Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects for Home Machinists

If you own a mini-lathe, this book is a must-have resource to fully understand everything this little machine can do! In continuation with its introductory manual, Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists, this book presents a series of projects to extend the versatility of small metal lathes. With detailed explanations, full-color photography, and insightful diagrams and illustrations, author David ...

Metalworker's Data Book for Home Machinists

This comprehensive data book is jam-packed with reliable information, formulas, dimensions, and tables that are extremely useful in both the metalworking workshop and by those designing engineered items, tools, and machines. From drill sizes, turning tools, and thread data to screw cutting combinations, electrical components, and hardware dimensions, Metalworker's Data Book includes 27 chapters ...

Tool & Cutter Sharpening for Home Machinists

Follow the instructions in this book and working with blunt tools will be a thing of the past! Instructions are provided for sharpening the majority of workshop tools, including drills, lathe tools, end mills, milling cutters, hand tools, and woodworking tools. Each chapter contains black and white photography, clear explanations, and technical diagrams so you’ll know all the effective and ...

Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make for Home Shop Machinists

Make 15 home machine shop tools for benchwork, the lathe, and milling operations. This practical book provides complete plans for making simple but useful additions to your workshop equipment. Each of these tools takes only a few hours to make, and requires no special materials. With fully-dimensioned drawings, detailed instructions, and reference photographs to accompany each project, you’ll be ...

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists

Undertake casting with confidence! This informative resource is a go-to guide to learn everything you need to know to create your own home foundry for custom casting. Providing a wealth of useful information on materials and techniques, pattern-making, molding boxes, cores and core-boxes, and melting metals, each stage and subject is thoughtfully photographed and illustrated for a comprehensive ...

Basic Lathework for Home Machinists

Perfect for any home machinist with a new lathe, this comprehensive guide is designed to expand your enjoyment of this versatile machine and take full advantage of its extensive capabilities. Illustrated with hundreds of clear photographs and concise diagrams, it provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of tooling and machining operations. With expert advice on steadies, tool height, how to use ...

The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists

This informative book covers all the aspects of setting up a fully-equipped metalworking workshop. It will benefit anyone who is building a workshop for the first time, or just wants to upgrade an existing operation. If you have had your lathe stuck in a corner of the garage for years, this is definitely the book for you. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: ...

The Milling Machine for Home Machinists

This book provides the detailed knowledge you need to successfully choose, install, and operate a milling machine in your home workshop. Heavily illustrated with color photographs and diagrams, it will help you understand which accessories are essential and which can be postponed until your activity demands it. The usage of each machine and accessory is explained in detail for the vast majority ...