Metalworking - Doing It Better Machining, Welding, Fabricating: 2014

Metalworking - Doing It Better Machining, Welding, Fabricating: 2014

ISBN: 9780831134761
Author: Tom Lipton
Dispatch Time: 2 - 3 Days
Format: Paper Back
Number of Pages: 220
Year of Published: 2014
List Price: $40.00
Our Price: $36.00
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This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster! 

Users will learn about: The shop environment. Basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigonometry, and angles. Setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes. Manual and CNC mills. Welding. Flame straightening. Sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles. Sanding, grinding, and abrading.


Chapter 1 : Diving In
Chapter 2 : Brain Food
Chapter 3 : Bean Counters Lounge
Chapter 4 : Setting Up Your Shop
Chapter 5 : Manual Lathe
Chapter 6 : Manual Milling Machine
Chapter 7 : CNC Mill
Chapter 8 : CNC Lathe
Chapter 9 : The Welding Shop
Chapter 10 : The Lost Art of Flame Straightening
Chapter 11 : Sheet Metal Shop
Chapter 12 : The Abrasion Department
Chapter 13 : The Junk Drawer

Closing Thoughts
Appendix A : Squaring Blocks without a Tool Change
Appendix B : Recommended Reading List

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