Machinery's Handbook -- Large Print edition .

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  1. Jan 15, 2009 #1

    GailInNM

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    Machinery's Handbook is probably the best known machining reference book every published. It was first published over 90 years ago.
    My copy of Machinery's Handbook was getting a little shop worn. I don't understand it. I had only had it for 25 years and it had only been through one minor flood caused by a household plumbing failure.

    So, about a year ago I decided that it was time for a replacement. After a little research I discovered that it is available in a large print edition, and has been for about 10 years. After price shopping around for a short period, I soon had a copy of the large print edition.

    What a difference. With my workshop edition I was having to use a magnifier to read the small print. The type on the large print edition is 140 percent of the size on the more common toolbox edition. Most of it I can read without unusual visual aids. Now I can check things with the same ease I could years ago. I had gotten to where I would guess about things rather than look them up.

    If you have vision problems it is very worthwhile. I should have bought this years ago when I first started having trouble reading my old friend, the tool box edition. Since my my old friend is still in usable condition I will be passing it along to some fledging machinist.

    Gail in NM,USA


     
  2. Jan 15, 2009 #2

    Kermit

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    The most recent version available on google books is the FIFTH edition circa 1915.

    ;D


    Seeing as how I'm a complete noob, this will do me just fine for now, but thanks for the heads up on the large print edition. I have no doubt that I'll be needing such sooner rather than later.


    it's hard work getting old, it's making me tired all the time,
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  3. Jan 15, 2009 #3

    raym 11

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    Fledgling Machinists
    seem to be a rarity. I wouldn't know where to find one. :(

    How 's that for an off topic comment ;D

    ray M
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 #4

    GailInNM

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    Thats part of our goal around here Ray.
    Find them -- nurture them -- teach them how to fly -- then let them teach us !
    Gail in NM,USA
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 #5

    raym 11

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    Gail:
    I guess what I'm referring to is someone local to offer hands on direction or share tools ect.

    Ray M
     
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    raym 11

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    There should be a way to donate our small print Handbooks to deserving folks through this site?......................

    Ray M
     
  7. Jan 19, 2009 #7

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    Hi,

    You can send to:
    H.T. Ferreira
    Rua das Barrocas, 30
    2910 SETUBAL
    PORTUGAL
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  8. Jan 20, 2009 #8

    raym 11

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    The center drawer in my tool chest is so completely barren without the old Handbook in place! I dearly miss pushing it up with my finger in the hole provided at the bottom of the drawer for that purpose. I forget which sage machinist explained to me the reason for that hole.
    I will replace the Handbook to it's proper place and sometimes lift it out to thumb through its stained and dog eared pages whether I read it or not. The large print edition sits on the wall shelf as a reminder of the many years gone by.

    Ray M
     
  9. May 19, 2009 #9

    Davo J

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    Just to let any body in Australia know if they are after one of these books there is a book store called IT Books Online ,were they have 35% discount on the large print. I ordered it for $128.70 delivered (free shipping on orders over $100.00)or a extra $10.00 for registed,. I looked everywhere, even ebay was around that price in US dollars plus shipping other book stores in Australia were 200 to 300 dollars.There is a 3 -4 week ordering period and you pay when they are ready to mail it to you there is no up front payment.I still have another 2 to 3 weeks wait.
    Davo J
     
  10. May 19, 2009 #10

    John S

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    Not that I would know anything about these things ;)

    [ame]http://rapidshare.com/files/183027965/MH27.rar[/ame]

    JS.
     

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