Author Topic: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects  (Read 2955 times)

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The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« on: August 27, 2016, 07:37:41 PM »
Heres one thats been one of my shop favorites for over 30 years. It was put together and published by Tab Publishing back in 1983. This excerp from the dust jacket takes the words out of my mouth.

"You'll find detailed sections on shell molding, die fabrication, metalcoating, welding, perforated metal, foundry work molding and casting, hot metal match plate patterns and other aspects of metalwork. It,s the ideal introductory handbook for the metalworking hobbyist and a source of projects and information for the advanced metalworker."

Don't know if McGraw-Hill (now own Tab) is still publishing it but I have occasionally seen it in the used book market.

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CB

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 08:04:37 AM »
I am going to need a bigger book shelf soon :-) I am still digesting Advanced Machine Work and 4 others!

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 08:56:20 AM »
Just ordered a copy CB  :thumbup:


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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 09:08:27 AM »
LOL, another welded bookcase project coming up Rob.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 12:28:36 PM »
Bookshelves like clamps "you can never have to many"  :beer:

Rob there are some methods outlined in this book that I think you will find interesting.

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 04:14:33 PM »
Just ordered a copy, which will find its way around the world for only 8, just for me! :)

I could not explain why I did, though. Can't say no to MORE PROJECTS, right?

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 06:21:04 PM »
No I don't think MORE PROJECTS is the problem, book collecting can be as enjoyable as building a project in the workshop and more addictive, There in lies the problem.  :)  :)

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 08:11:16 PM »
There is much to learn from the old books. E.g .I bought a paper copy of Advanced Machine  Work and lo and behold there are a lot of drawings showing how to set up a Cincinnati Universal Cutter grinder (circa 1890's-1930's) for various tasks. Much better than the advertising circular I was using up till now. Book learning enables so many things :-)

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 03:17:48 AM »
No I don't think MORE PROJECTS is the problem, book collecting can be as enjoyable as building a project in the workshop and more addictive, There in lies the problem.  :)  :)

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CB

Aye is it  :Doh:


Good to hear you are finding Advanced Machine Work to be a handy reference source Gerritv  , if you have a Cincinnati Universal Cutter grinder you may want to look out for this book .



 

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 08:28:20 AM »
Rob, that book is printed on unobtanium :-) Been looking for a while now.

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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 11:58:07 AM »
Gerritv here you go, not the same title but same machine. I have 3 manuals on disc for this machine, all to large to upload here.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=4640

Check out this site 1000's of publications there including 32 Cincinnati publications.

Cheers
CB
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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2016, 03:48:38 PM »
That is an excellent resource -cheers for the link!
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Re: The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 09:18:25 PM »
Gerritv here you go, not the same title but same machine. I have 3 manuals on disc for this machine, all to large to upload here.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=4640

Check out this site 1000's of publications there including 32 Cincinnati publications.

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CB

Yes, excellent source. Have that circular but it is more an advertising brochure than manual. Sent you a PM.
I have a few other machines (wood related) that I found good info on at Vintage Machinery. Donated to keep them going, well worth it.