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Model Engineering

Model Engineering
By Peter Wright

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Book Description

Written by an experienced engineer, this textbook covers all the basic techniques of model engineering, including: understanding engineering drawings; setting up a workshop; buying materials; marking out; sawing; filing; bending and forming metals; and drilling and boring. The author includes a review of the properties and characteristics of engineering materials and describes the hardening of carbon steel for cutting tools in the home workshop.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #208955 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 1998-12-31
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.29" h x .79" w x 7.44" l, 2.12 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 416 pages



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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Well Done
By Bob
For a broad view of the field, this is quite well done. Some introductions (such as the Moltrecht book) seem too shallow to me; this one does not. It gives plenty of down-to-earth advice.
If you want to see how things were done 100 years ago, try the Greenly Model Engineering book. For a more tools-to-make-tools approach with a dose of philosophy-of-craftsmanship, try George H Thomas.

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5Model Engineer
By Michael Scott
New to Model Engineering after a forty year lapse in practical mechanics, this book got me right back into it and now sits in my workshop as a constant companion, refresher and reference manual.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Worth reading.
By Amazon Customer
Good book for someone starting out in model engineering -- building models of things like steam engines, locomotives, and other small things in metal. Covers basic outfitting of the shop, basic handling of tools and basic lathe operation. Best of the model engineering books I've seen so far.

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