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Ron Laden09/03/2021 08:22:01
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Is the Model Engineers Handbook No 3 by Tubal Cain worth getting, I have only just come across it.

Just wondered what people think of how useful it is and its content.

SillyOldDuffer09/03/2021 08:32:53
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Recommended. It's a first class selection of techy info specifically aimed at Model Engineers. As such it's much less comprehensive than Machinery's Handbook, but it delivers most of what we need in a slim handy volume. Covers things like model gauge wheel flanges that Machinery's doesn't have as well.

Dave

Hopper09/03/2021 08:57:27
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Yes. I use mine all the time. Have one copy inside and one out in the shed.

Ron Laden09/03/2021 09:08:34
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Thanks guys I have just ordered a copy.

I have other books but not of them have model related information so it will be useful.

Ron

Ferrum09/03/2021 09:27:55
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I find the book very useful indeed.

Ron

Nigel Graham 209/03/2021 09:43:49
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Yes - it's a valuable reference work. In fact I was using my copy only yesterday!

I also have George Thomas' The Model Engineer's Workshop Manual. (TEE Publishing)

The two books overlap to some extent, but the latter is aligned more to machining techniques, with a lot of drawings of accessories to make.

ega09/03/2021 09:55:20
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Another valuable reference work is Harold Hall's Metalworker's Data Book, no 42 in the WPS series and based on the data sheets from MEW which Neil has said will be reissued.

Howard Lewis10/03/2021 12:48:29
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Tubal Cain's book is an excellent reference book. (When I thought that mine was lost, I bought another copy! )

One of the first that I go to for information.

Howard

derek hall 110/03/2021 12:53:20
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+1 for Tubal Cain's book. In fact anything by him (the real Tubal Cain aka T D Walshaw), or George Thomas....

Regards

Derek

Bo'sun10/03/2021 15:25:51
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So who is Lyle Peterson (Tubal Cain)?

JA10/03/2021 16:16:04
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I have two copies of Tubal Cain's handbook, one in the workshop and the other in the office. It is the go to book for simple, good, general information. Don't expect too much from Section Nine "Air and Gas". It could do with a major edit to include electronics, CAD/CAM and other recent advances.

He wrote some other excellent books in the Nexus Special Interests range. I think his "Hardening, Temperering and Heat Treatment" is particularly good.

JA

Peter Ellis 510/03/2021 16:46:01
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Posted by Bo'sun on 10/03/2021 15:25:51:

So who is Lyle Peterson (Tubal Cain)?

He is an American retired metalworking teacher. I think his later videos dropped the Tubal Cain name after complaints. Whilst the name is Biblical, Tom Walshaw used it for 50 years and although it was disrespectful of Tom, I don´t think he was aware of him.

SillyOldDuffer10/03/2021 16:52:58
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Posted by Bo'sun on 10/03/2021 15:25:51:

So who is Lyle Peterson (Tubal Cain)?

Tubal-cain is named in the Old Testament as being the first blacksmith. Much symbolism has attached to him over the centuries, including a link to Freemasonry, who have long been suspected by conspiracy theorists of being a secret society.

First used as a pen-name by T.D.Walshaw, one of the best Model Engineering writers ever, who died in 1998. More recently adopted on Youtube mrpete222 by Lyle Peterson, also worth watching.

Dave

noel shelley10/03/2021 18:22:27
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Tubal Cains work and The Metalworkers Data Book, No 42, Both very useful, they are the two books I go to for answers. Noel

Howard Lewis10/03/2021 19:57:23
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"Tubal Cain" was an articifer in metals. Worked on construction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

According to Masonic lore, was assassinated.

Howard

Oldiron10/03/2021 20:48:09
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Posted by Peter Ellis 5 on 10/03/2021 16:46:01:
Posted by Bo'sun on 10/03/2021 15:25:51:

So who is Lyle Peterson (Tubal Cain)?

He is an American retired metalworking teacher. I think his later videos dropped the Tubal Cain name after complaints. Whilst the name is Biblical, Tom Walshaw used it for 50 years and although it was disrespectful of Tom, I don´t think he was aware of him.

mrpete still uses the monica Tubalcain ( no space between ) It is in every title of his video's.

regards

Brian G10/03/2021 23:12:37
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Posted by Hopper on 09/03/2021 08:57:27:

Yes. I use mine all the time. Have one copy inside and one out in the shed.

Same here, one by my desk and one in the workshop.

Brian G

Roger Quaintance02/03/2022 10:42:22
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Posted by Oldiron on 10/03/2021 20:48:09:
Posted by Peter Ellis 5 on 10/03/2021 16:46:01:
Posted by Bo'sun on 10/03/2021 15:25:51:

So who is Lyle Peterson (Tubal Cain)?

He is an American retired metalworking teacher. I think his later videos dropped the Tubal Cain name after complaints. Whilst the name is Biblical, Tom Walshaw used it for 50 years and although it was disrespectful of Tom, I don´t think he was aware of him.

mrpete still uses the monica Tubalcain ( no space between ) It is in every title of his video's.

regards

I feel like complaining every time I see it, ha ha

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Martin Kyte02/03/2022 11:31:43
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I use tubal as an eMail name firstly in recognition of a person I admired as an engineer and also because it anonimises me to some extent. Tubal had a brother called Jubal who was in charge if the music. So maybe toiling away in the workshop should be called tubilation as opposed to jubilation.

regards Martin

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