Synopses & Reviews
This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the attention of users and engages them in the process of furthering the art. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique skills and observations from almost 40 years in the metalworking trades. What's more, it offers enough material from several metalworking trades to start a great research and development shop. It is sure to be a valuable and time-saving resource for anyone involved in the fabrication of metal.
- Written by a shop peer from the perspective of having done the required work.
- Includes nearly 1,000 full-color photos, as well as numerous illustrative stories that help users easily understand the material presented and the techniques provided.
- Contains a chapter on flame straightening techniques.
- Offers many examples of special workholding techniques.
- Covers crossover skills like Welding/Machine, Sheetmetal/Welding, and Design/Management.
Written by a shop peer from the perspective of having done the required work. Includes nearly 1,000 full-color photos, as well as numerous illustrative stories that help users easily understand the material presented and the techniques provided. Contains a chapter on flame straightening techniques. Offers many examples of special workholding techniques. Covers crossover skills like Welding/Machine, Sheetmetal/Welding, and Design/Management.
Metal working projects confront every homeowner. From installing and maintaining galvanized metal rain gutters and downspouts, to repairing and augmenting ductwork for hot-air heating systems, to cutting and joining iron and copper pipe for plumbing repairs and installations, Metal Working will help the handy homeowner tackle many of these tasks himself, saving money and guaranteeing good results.
Although home metal working is not as widespread as woodworking, many home workshops include metal working equipment. This book will give the reader a basic introduction to metal working tools, skills, and techniques. Covering everything from understanding the differences among the various metals and their alloys, to cutting metal with a hacksaw, the reader will learn all the fundamentals of working with metal through finishing surfaces by grinding, polishing and patinating. '
Table of Contents
- Welcome to Sink or Swim
- Personal Learning Attitude
- Shop Environment
- Thursday Nights
- What's A Journeyman Anyway?
- Drawing and Sketching
- Minimizing Screw Ups
- Shop Math
- Mass, Volume, and Area
- Angles and Shop Trigonometry
- The Metric System
- Computers and the Metalworker
- Dumb and Dumber
- Want to Make a Million Dollars? Somethings That Really Need to be Invented
Bean Counter Lounge
Get the Shop Set Up
- Food Preparation Area
- Food Consumption Area
- Heating and Cooling
- Workbenches and Tables
- Air Supply in the Metalworking Shop
- Raw Material Storage and Handling
- Material Identification and Characteristics
- Safety Equipment
- Tool Crib
- Saws and Sawing
- Rigging and Lifting
- Threading in the Manual Lathe
- Multiple Start Threads
Manual Milling Machine
- Bridgeport Mills
- Suggested Improvements
- Spherical Surface Generation in the Manual Milling Machine
- Working with CNC Equipment
- CNC Mill
The Welding Shop
- Getting Started
- Layout Work
- Some of My Favorite Hand Tools
- Welding Table
- Brake Bumping
The Lost Art of Flame Straightening
- How Flame Straightening Works
- Straightening Shafts and Tubes
- Special Applications of Heat Shrinking
Sheet Metal Shop
- Layout Work
- Blank Length Calculations
- The "Yank Method"
- Box and Pan Brakes
- Forming and Layout of Cones
- Tanks and Baffles
The Abrasion Department
- Sanding, Grinding, and Abrading
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Radius Grinding
The Junk Drawer
- Miscellaneous Tricks Without a Home
- Ideas for the Shop Floor
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