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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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #762530 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
- NEXUS SPECIAL INTERESTS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
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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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Useful for a newbie
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
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.