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For Home Machinists
The Metalworker's Workshop presents a complete guide to building or concerting 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.

152 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.75" x 8.25", 2013
Order Number: VAP378...........$14.99

The Milling Machine provides the detailed knowledge you need to successfully choose, install, and operate a milling machine in your home workshop. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs and diagrams, it will help you to understand which accessories are essential, and which can be postponed until your activity demands it. The usage of each machine and accessory is explained in detail for the vast majority of applications in an active shop.

120 pages, Paperback, Full Color, 5.75" x 8.25", 2013
Order Number: VAP377...........$14.99

Basic Lathework deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machine and its construction, including modern types of machines as well as the more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are covered in depth, as are all machining operations, including general machining, taper turning, threading and boring. It is suitable for use by the beginner with no knowledge at all of lathe work and to those who are more advanced and want to improve their skills.

176 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.75" x 8.25", 2013
Order Number: VAP376...........$14.99

 

Metal Lathe is a project-based course that provides a complete introduction to the lathe and lathe metalworking. It assumes no prior knowledge and works through the process of using a lathe from beginning to end. The reader advances through a series of practice projects that teach how to use the lathe and develop essential skills through practical application.

168 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.75" x 8.25", 2012
Order Number: VAP375...........$12.95

Mini-Lathe presents a complete course on using & improving the new generation of budget lathes. It's a perfect choice for beginners as well as for those who are experienced with the lathe, but have never tried the mini-lathe. The skills & information that the reader will pick up from this book can be applied again & again to future projects on the machine. Based on the author's experience using a mini-lathe in his own workshop, this book covers all of the basics, from safety & materials to setting up & tuning the machine for best performance.

136 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.75" x 8.25", 2012
Order Number: VAP374...........$12.95

Milling is a project-based course that provides a complete introduction to milling and the use of the milling machine. It assumes no prior knowledge and works through the process of using a home shop mill from beginning to end. The reader advances through a series of practice projects that teach how to use the milling machine and develop essential skills through practical application.

136 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.75" x 8.25", 2012
Order Number: VAP373...........$12.95

 
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