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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.

Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects for Home Machinists

This book follows on from the author's introduction to the mini-lathe (Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists by David Fenner, also available from Fox Chapel Publishing) and presents a series of projects that will help to extend the versatility of small metal lathes.

Metalworker's Data Book for Home Machinists

This comprehensive data book offers 31 categories of reliable information, useful in both the metalworking workshop and by those designing engineered items, tools, and machines.

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, workshop tools, and woodworking tools.

Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make for Home Shop Machinists

Make 15 home machine shop tools for benchwork, the lathe, and milling operations. Each practical tool takes no more than 3-4 hours to make and requires no special materials.

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists

The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Most towns of any size once had a small foundry to perform small-scale casting jobs. Today’s home shop machinist must either adapt commercially available castings, or send away to a specialist foundry at considerable expense and delay. The alternative is to make your own custom ...

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. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of clear photographs and concise diagrams, it provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of tooling and machining operations.

The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists

This informative book covers all 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. Even if you think your workshop is already complete, you'll discover ...

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. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and diagrams, it will help you to 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 ...

Farm and Workshop Welding

A practical handbook for welding in the farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop or auto shop.

Metal Lathe for Home Machinists

Buyers of this book not only get a training manual on using the lathe, but also receive practical instruction on how to apply the knowledge that it presents.

Milling for Home Machinists

Four minor and four major milling projects are provided that provide the opportunity to gain basic skills, and then use that expertise to build a series of useful and increasingly complex tools.

Mini-Lathe for Home Machinists

Explains the different parts of the mini-lathe and shows how they can be used to complete different projects. Covers all the basics, from safety and materials to setting up and tuning the machine for best performance. Teaches how to use accessories and perform a full range of essential tasks.

Metal Working

With this book, the handy homeowner goes back to school to learn how to tackle metalworking projects and repairs around the house, saving money and guaranteeing good results.