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  1. Feb 3, 2019 #41

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    Thank you kvom. I have pondered taking that action but have not for a number of reasons. I will reconsider.
     
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    In my opinion, one of the best freeby books in pdf form is still Robert H Smith's Advanced Machine Tool Work written in 1915.

    I somewhat foolishly gave my bound copy away but Smith gives a graded series of progressive lessons which will stand the reader in good stead for most of the procedures to be encountered in the home workshop.
    Whilst some of it has been superseded with arrival of 'improved' tools and electricity, it is unquestionably an admirable piece of work running into some 600 pages!

    As I said, I now regret parting with my copy. The only more modern competitor is George Thomas- the Guru to many gurus. Again, my choice of reading and practice.
    Of course, no workshop is complete without a copy of Machinery Handbook.
    Mine is 1942 but none the worse for the passage of time.
     
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    Thanks Goldstar31. Compared to yours, my Machinery Handbook is a pup with a printing date of 1950. I will look for the Robert Smith book on the 'net'.
     
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    Google shows hard bound copies of Smith's book for sale on Amazon and EBay. Prices begin at around $35 including shipping.
     
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    I tried high school evening curriculum for that but our high schools abandoned metalworking long ago and our colleges are too expensive for evening classes.
     
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    Ah yes but???? This book is is also a free pdf. Having said that, actually printing it all out is best on someone else's printer.

    You pays your money or someone else's and you enjoy the choice!

    Whimsically

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    Hi DCP
    I live in Mooresville, NC - not too far down the road. I have a garage machine shop. I am not an an expert machinist - but glad to help you out if can,
    Jim
    rata221@windstream.net
     
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    Thanks for the offer rata221. I'd appreciate any time you can spare.
    I have questions about questions I don't even know I have!
    Let me know of a time that's convenient for a visit.
    David
     
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    Thanks Longboy.
    That looks like a suitable curriculum. However, it's more than 100 miles from my address.
    A local community college, Central Piedmont, has a similar curriculum. I've considered it but haven't investigated it for a number of reasons. Primary reason being that I do not want to take the place of someone who requires the education for their employment. Other reasons also.
     
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    Shoot me an email Rata221@windstream.net - we can exchange contact info. I am retired also - so free most days.
    Take care
    Jim
     
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    I live in Concord and would like to meet some model engine builders in the area. Currently I am working on a Gnome 9A. Dave Slaybaugh. 701-212-7518. Letsflyj3@gmail.com
     

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