Metalworking: Doing It Better

Metalworking: Doing It Better Author Tom Lipton
ISBN-10 0831134763
ISBN-13 9780831134761
Year 2013-10-18
Pages 220
Language English
Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.
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OverviewThis 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 Features Covers hundreds of shop tested techniques These creative and unique techniques have been shop tested by the author the old fashioned way by repetition and hard work Features hundreds of 4 color photographs Metalworking Doing It Betterincludes over 900 4 color images personally photographed by the author to illustrate the methods he describes in the book Fully integrates text and photographs The guide has been designed so that in virtually every case the tips and the supporting photographs appear together on the same page Provides wide range of topics Many of the topics address specific trade skills working with manual and CNC lathes and mills as well as welding flame straightening sheet metal sanding grinding and abrading Earlier chapters focus on general across the board skills including essential shop math and trigonometry accuracy speed drawing and sketching Includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop Chapter 4 helps you with shop basics finding the right floor and lights heating and cooling workbenches and tables air supply storage and handling of raw materials and much more Written from a folksy personal perspective The tips and techniques are presented as an ongoing informal conversation between the author and the reader

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