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Book Review: Elements of Machine Work

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Reviewed by Dale Annis Skill Level:Amature Type: Text Book Projects: None which are machine specific Units: Inches Pages:192 At the twilight of the American Industrial Revolution, on the eve of the United States transcendence to world super-power, Robert H. Smith of Massachusetts Institute of Technology wrote three text books on the art and science of tool and machine use. The men and ... Read More »

Harold Hall’s Website: A Wealth of Knowledge, Projects, and Plans

Many of you are familiar with the master machinist Harold Hall, and the (literally) hundreds of projects and tips that he has published over the last several decades. Most of which can be found in past issues of Model Engineers’ Workshop Magazine (a magazine for which Harold served as Editor for a few years in the 1990′s). Harold has also ... Read More »

Book Review: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Precision Rifle Barrel Fitting by John L. Hinnant

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Reviewed by Dale Annis Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced Type: Shop Manual Projects: Several Supporting Tools and Procedures (Lathe) Units: (in.) Pages: 304 plus appendices “The information is only a guide; the final word has yet to be written.” John L. Hinnant Prophetic words from a book that was meant to be a shop manual. The Complete Guide to Precision ... Read More »

Book Review: The Amateur’s Lathe by L.H. Sparey

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Reviewed by Dale Annis Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate Type: Skill-Oriented with some projects Projects: 10 (lathe) Units: (in.) Pages: 224 If I were an editor tasked with proof-reading the book entitled The Amateur’s Lathe, by Lawrence H. Sparey, I would consider requesting that he change the title of his book to “Small Lathe Work 101” as it would serve ... Read More »

The Metalworking Books Page Has a New Look!

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Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Books page has a new look which makes it much easier to browse titles. Instead of a long list of titles, the covers are now proudly displayed for each and every book on the list. A simple click takes you to the Amazon summary page for the title clicked. Also, ... Read More »