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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 »

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

Amatuer's Lathe

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 »

Workshop Practice Series: The Complete List of Titles

Another incredible source of information for the amateur machinist is the Workshop Practice Series. There are currently over 40 books in the series, covering virtually every aspect of the home workshop. Some aren’t directly related to metalworking, but they are still a good read. I’ve had trouble tracking down a complete list of the books in the series. Even the ... Read More »

Book Review: Lathework – A Complete Course by Harold Hall

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Units: (mm) “If fear of the unknown is all that is preventing you from embarking on the satisfying hobby of model engineering, then this is the book that will banish your concerns. Author Harold Hall has established his reputation as a mentor to model engineers through the pages of Model Engineers’ Workshop, of which he was the editor for a ... Read More »