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Machining for Hobbyists : Getting Started

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Title: Machining for Hobbyists : Getting Started
Author: Karl H. Moltrecht
ISBN: 0831135107 / 9780831135102
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 220
Publisher: Industrial Press
Year: 2015
Availability: In Stock
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Machining for Hobbyists is for the do-it-yourselfer or hobbyist who wants to learn the basics of machining and how to set up a small home workshop. It provides a user-friendly explanation of the essential tools, materials, and techniques that hobbyists need for a variety of metalworking projects. Tips from the pros writing for Home Shop Machinist magazine are included, as well as a foreword by the magazine’s editor.   
Through easy-to-follow explanations, as well as detailed illustrations and color photography, Machining for Hobbyists

  • Guides hobbyists in selecting the proper tools for working with metal, including tips for buying and using bench-top lathes, mills and drill presses. The book also covers the various cutting components used on these tools.
  • Provides suggestions for shop layout, including space requirements, lighting, ventilation, and safety.
  • Guides the reader through the use of specialty tools used for measuring and handling small metal parts.

Detailed Table of Contents
List of Tables

Chapter 1 : Machine Shop Overview
Chapter 2 : Measuring Tools
Chapter 3 : Machine Shop Tools and Materials
Chapter 4 : Drill Presses
Chapter 5 : Introduction to Lathes
Chapter 6 : Working on a Lathe
Chapter 7 : Milling Machines


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