The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists

The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists

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By (author) Harold Hall

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 151 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 208mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1565236971
  • ISBN 13: 9781565236974
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 381,415

Product description

This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration, and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases. The book is based on a very popular series of articles that originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.

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Author information

Harold Hall is the author of several of Special Interest Model Books Workshop Practice Series titles. He has also had articles published in magazines, and was the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop. He manages his own website with tips an other info: www.homews.co.uk

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This informative book covers all aspects of setting up a fully equipped metalworking workshop. It will benefit anyone who is building a workshop for the first time, or just wants to upgrade an existing operation. If you have had your lathe stuck in a corner of the garage for years, this is definitely the book for you. Even if you think your workshop is already complete, you'll discover eye-opening new information here. Profusely illustrated with 200 clear photographs and concise diagrams, The Metalworker's Workshop is your guide to establishing a workshop space and equipping it on a budget to serve a wide variety of metalworking activities. It examines all the essential requirements of the workshop environment, from benches and storage to temperature, electricity supply, lighting, and condensation control. The author explains in detail how to select tools and equipment for a wide range of tasks, with advice on hand tools, precision tooling, and shop-made tools. He offers valuable advice on machine controls, variable speed drives, and digital measuring devices, along with useful tips on machine installation. He provides in-depth reviews of all of the most important machine tools and their accessories, including lathes, drilling machines, milling machines, and more. " A beginner to the metalworking hobby is faced with many hurdles to clear, the first of which is finding reference material that covers all the considerations required to get that first workshop up and running. This book by Harold Hall, author and former editor for Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, provides a solid base for those beginning their metalworking journey." -- George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine