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Traditional Toolmaking: The Classic Treatise On Lapping, Threading, Precision Measurements, And General Toolmaking

Bringing together the collective wisdom of a past generation of craftsmen, Traditional Toolmaking provides an in-depth record of the skills and techniques that made the mass production revolution of the twentieth century possible. When first published in 1915, this book was an answer to a vast array of tool-room problems and explained many essential toolmaking operations. It includes timeless practices as well as some personally tailored methods by master toolmakers, including how to:make straight forming toolsgrind curved surfacesgauge the angle of a threadre-flute worn cuttersand much more!With detailed descriptions of every procedure, essential mathematical rules and calculations for use in the workshop, and a number of illustrative figures, this book stands as an invaluable reference for those with an interest in practicing hands-on toolmaking processes.

Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (March 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1616085533

ISBN-13: 978-1616085537

Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.1 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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Excellent information for the Hobbyist, most of the techniques described can be made at a small home shop. Also interesting from the historical point of view.

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