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anthony brooks 315/01/2018 22:08:56
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Hello All

A couple of weeks ago someone on the forum mentioned a machinists training book from the early 1900's. I found the book as an ebook from India but I have lost the link and have forgotten the name of the author. Dunderhead!

anthony brooks 316/01/2018 12:21:29
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Problem solved! The book is Methods of machine shop work for apprentices and students... by FA Halsey. Does anyone have any opinions on the book or other recommendations?

I have some of WAJ Chapman's books already.

Cheers

Ady117/01/2018 01:47:56
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Been a long time now but I hunted a lot of stuff down via googlie and search terms like lathe and .pdf (dot pdf)

Then I trawled through a load of frog sites to find the nuggets of gold

A small change in search terms can generate a lot of decent results sometimes, just takes time

edit: There's also a bunch of dvds on ebay where the free stuff has been downloaded and only costs a few quid

Edited By Ady1 on 17/01/2018 01:50:03

Hopper17/01/2018 04:01:40
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Just buy a copy of LH Sparey's "The Amateur's Lathe". Cheap as chips and invaluable.

larry Phelan17/01/2018 21:13:11
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I second that !!

Mark Rand17/01/2018 23:21:18
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As a child, as soon as I could read, I was brought up on a far more modern work. The 1952 14th printing of the 1942 edition of Shop Theory by the Henry Ford trade School. It's still within reach of this keyboard. I had a happy childhood!

Tractor man18/01/2018 04:07:35
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I have my own two volume bible to refer to as I am wholly self taught and most of my machining knowledge came from this book.
It's called Machine shop practice by Karl Hans Moltrecht.
It's an American book with lots of b+w photos of machines and set ups.
Date in the front shows 1979 but the photos look 1960s to me.
I always consult it before embarking on a new project.
Another fantastic book is Machine shop trade serets by James A Harvey another american tome. First printed in 2004 its much more up to date and full of hints and tips gathered by the writer over 30 years of journeyman machining. A lot of his work looks at speeding up monotonous work to make earning his money easier, but its all relevant and downright clever.
Never far away from me to look at and realise how much I have yet to learn.
thaiguzzi18/01/2018 04:29:36
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Posted by Tractor man on 18/01/2018 04:07:35:
I have my own two volume bible to refer to as I am wholly self taught and most of my machining knowledge came from this book.
It's called Machine shop practice by Karl Hans Moltrecht.
It's an American book with lots of b+w photos of machines and set ups.
Date in the front shows 1979 but the photos look 1960s to me.
I always consult it before embarking on a new project.
Another fantastic book is Machine shop trade serets by James A Harvey another american tome. First printed in 2004 its much more up to date and full of hints and tips gathered by the writer over 30 years of journeyman machining. A lot of his work looks at speeding up monotonous work to make earning his money easier, but its all relevant and downright clever.
Never far away from me to look at and realise how much I have yet to learn.

+1. The two Moltrecht books are especially good.

Mike Poole18/01/2018 07:07:36
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And again for Moltrecht.

Mike

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