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Machine Shop Essentials

By Frank Marlow.
520 pages. Second Edition, 2011. Paperbound. Illustrated with line drawings.
A comprehensive and detailed presentation of manual machine tools and methods, machine shop know-how and practical shop tips.
This is a great book to introduce you to all aspects of machine shop work and vocabulary. Marlow describes different machine tools, details their use, discusses work holding, tool holding, and cutting tools. He provides an introduction to fastening, safety, and metallurgy.
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Machine Shop Essentials is for a wide range of users including machinists, engineers, model makers, R & D lab technicians, instrument makers, prototype builders, product designers and gunsmiths who need to make prototypes, models or spare parts, or need to modify existing equipment.

This book can also be used to gain a basic understanding of machine tools before moving on to computer-controlled machine tools.

More than half the book is devoted to small and medium-size lathes and milling machines, such as Levin jewelers' lathes, Sherline miniature lathes and mills, Clausing lathes, and Bridgeport-style vertical milling machines.

It examines how these machines are constructed, their cutting tools and accessories and how to use them.
This back-to-basics book contains all the information needed for a fundamental understanding of machine tools, and presents this information in the same straightforward, easy-to-read question-and-answer format used in the author's two successful welding books: Welding Essentials and Welding Fabrication & Repair.
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