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Old 06-05-2010, 09:38 AM   #11
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Default Re: Good book for beginners

Len Mason's 'Using the Small Lathe' is another must have if you are just starting out.


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Here is a 16 page article on " how to be a model engineer"
UK perspective but should be worth the read. I scanned and saved.
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Once you have machines, a critical factor is the ability to measure the work. To start, a 6" metal rule, a 0-1" micrometer, and a 6" digital caliper are an excellent set. As time goes on you may need other measurement tools, but these will get you a long way.
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Metal web news is a mufti discipline metal working web site lots of resources and links do not get tangled in the web.
This was one of the first web sites that got me interested in hobby machining.
http://www.metalwebnews.com/
And the metalworking links page http://ranier.hq.nasa.gov/metal/metalbookmarks.html maintained? by the nasa robotics group. Warning some of the links are outdated dead ends but still lots of good stuff.

looks like metal web news is gone replaced by some blacksmitning web ring. nasa link not working
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Here is another interesting link
Harvey Mudd College engineering dept.
some shop pics machine photos with labels videos
Plans for a hammer , screwdriver and tool tray all projects the students must make.
http://www.eng.hmc.edu/E8/Videos.htm
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Here is a link to a site that you might find interesting. A lot of useful books and plans. It is the David J Gingery Publishing site.

http://www.lindsaybks.com/dgjp/djgbk/index.html



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Books and magazines:
Village Press publisher of Home Shop machinist, Machinist workshop, digital Machinist, and Live steam and Model railroad Magazines. They also publish project books and collections of article as well as selling a few select books published by others on metal working.

https://secure.villagepress.com/stor...oup/130/page/1


Another fine publication published by Mike Remus
http://www.modelenginebuilder.com/

Nation Builders books From steam engines to Spacecraft
http://www.nbbooks.com/
Tony mostly resells books but does self publish a few.
All of the above folks come to the major shows and support this hobby.

And I would be amiss if I did not include
Model Engineer and Model engineers workshop. A great resource for those in or near the UK
http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/

Also Engineering in miniature Tee publishing
http://www.teepublishing.co.uk/eim.php

And for the Ausies and NZ folk
http://www.ameng.com.au/

Text books can also be a good source of basic knowledge
G-w Publishing
http://www.g-w.com/FCSCat.aspx
Machining projects
http://www.g-w.com/SelectedBook.aspx?CatID=0&BookID=171
Machining Fundamentals, 8th Edition
http://www.g-w.com/SelectedBook.aspx?CatID=0&BookID=166
Exploring Metalworking, 5th Edition
http://www.g-w.com/SelectedBook.aspx?CatID=0&BookID=245

And last but not least Industrial press. As the name implies these books are aimed at industry, professional machinists, CNC Programmers and engineers.
These guys have published the machinery Handbook since 1915. They do also offer some quick and ready references.
And as said before a copy of a machinery handbook is an almost must have reference. But and older edition will likely do.
http://new.industrialpress.com/
And remember book prices can vary greatly from various sellers and outlets shop for the best price. Outdated editions can often be had cheap and are useful in the home shop.
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Just found this free to down load hand book .
It has a few helpful bits of info in it .

http://www.mitutoyo.co.uk/Mit/Displa...ory=study-aids

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A hand full of short videos of how to use some basic tools.

http://littlemachineshop.com/Video/videos.php
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One of the most fundamental functions of machining is how the cutting tool interacts with the metal. The proverbial where the rubber hits the road. While surfing the web I came across links to a a couple of great books that explain this. While they are detailed they do explain a lot of basics of tool geometry as well as the why they work.


http://www.home-machine-shop.com/Dow...tions-Text.pdf



http://www.home-machine-shop.com/Dow...KENNAMETAL.pdf

and a general link with lots of goodies

http://www.home-machine-shop.com/Down-Load/Down-Load.htm

there are a few dead links on this page but enoug good ones to keep you busy.
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