The complete 7 book series* available in hard back for the first time. This collector’s edition has been completely updated (in 2011) and includes additional photos (many never before seen).
Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap is a progressive series of seven projects including, The Charcoal Foundry, The Metal Lathe, The Metal Shaper, The Milling Machine, The Drill Press, The Dividing Head and The Sheet Metal Brake. Beginning with a simple charcoal fired foundry, you produce the castings for building the machine tools to equip your shop.
Initially the castings are finished by simple hand methods, but it isn’t long before the developing machines are doing much of the work to produce their own parts. It does not take long to learn the simple craft of pattern-making and sand molding.
Each phase of the projects increase your knowledge and skill. There is no need to look for outside help. You can do it all in your own shop. No complicated math—-No exotic equipment required—-No large cash outlay.
Lots of work to be sure, and some of it can be downright tedious, but the reward will be a practical small scale machine shop that you might never give yourself permission to buy, assuming you could afford it.
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Hard Bound. 864 Pages.
*(Each of the seven softcover books in this series are also available here on Artisan)