Tools and Techniques

Book - 2003
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Metalworking is written for everyone inspired by the versatility of metal. It explains the many techniques that form the basics of this craft, from traditional methods of measuring and marking out to more recent practices such as use of adhesives and inert gases for joining metals. It includes advice on setting up a workshop and equipment, an introduction to the qualities of metals, working with the metal, drills and drilling, threads, shaping and joining metal, and machines.
Publisher: Ramsbury, England : Crowood Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781861265739
Branch Call Number: 684.09 BRA 2003 21
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

Written in the style of a textbook. It was unsatisfying for me; I was looking for something more how-to or hands-on. It could be useful if you are looking to start a small business or home shop and are looking for the equipment and terminology for a small scale operation.

This book covers the names of tools and techniques, not their use or implementation in great detail. I'd think of it more as a picture dictionary.
Buy this book if you're new and you'd like to get a very surface grasp on the subject so you know what words to use and what techniques are available when finding what to study next.

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