Books - Free Downloads


As I mentioned before now that the Stickley  articles are complete, I will occasionally upload some of the smaller non-copyrighted book files I have, and scan some smaller files of books and manuals I have, to upload on my slow connection. Many of these files can be found on other sites around the web, like the Internet Archive. Rarely will you find many different workshop disciplines in one place. No timetable for uploads, probably when things get slow between projects. When I add a upload I will post on the main page and link to this page.

Most of the files are in pdf format and some in djvu format. I like the djvu format for image files, they are much smaller than pdf's and most other formats, and my slow connection likes compact sizes.There are many free viewers available around the web. I use the Lizard Tech plug-in viewer at this link:

 Click on the titles to download.

1. Hand Forging And Wrought-Iron Work  - 3.2 MB - pdf

2. Basic Blacksmithing With Local Materials - 3.8 MB - pdf

3. Scrounging Metal And Survival Blacksmithing - 6.9 MB - pdf

4. Wood-Working For Amateur Craftsman - 2.4 MB - djvu

5. First Lessons In Metalwork - 3.1 MB - pdf

6. Woodwork Joints - 5 MB - djvu

7. Jig And Fixture Design Manual - Henrikson - 12.7 MB - djvu

8. Screw Thread Kinks - 6 MB - pdf

9. Toolmakers Kinks - 5 MB - pdf 

10. Pattern-Making - 9 MB - pdf

11. Handyman's Workshop And Laboratory - 15 MB - djvu

12. Copper Work - Rose - 3 MB - djvu

13. A Manual Of Machine Drawing And Design - 13 MB - pdf

14. Step By Step Guide Book On Home Wiring - 6 MB - pdf

15. Basic Machines - 8 MB - pdf

17. Pattern Design - 12 MB - pdf

18. Army Machinist - 7 MB - pdf

19. Wood Turning - 4 MB - djvu

20. NASA-Fastener Design Manual - 5 MB - pdf

21. Blacksmiths Craft - 13 MB - pdf

22. Build A Heirloom Rocking Horse - 13 MB - pdf

23. Blueprint Reading - 5 MB - pdf

24. Tools For The Job - 9 MB - djvu

26. The Gasoline Engine By Warwick - 11 MB - pdf

27. How To Make A Folding Machine For Sheet Metal - 2 MB - pdf

29. Wooden Gear Clock - 3 MB - pdf

30. Intermediate Blacksmithing - 4 MB - pdf

31. How To Run A Metal Working Shaper - 14 MB - pdf

32. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights - Many files starting in 1930.

33. Stickley Plans - 30 files from "The Craftsman" magazine. 

34. Mother's Waste Oil Heater - 2.2 MB - pdf

35. Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies Part 1 - 4 MB - djvu

36. Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies Part 2 - 5 MB - djvu

37. Cloudburst 1 - 9 MB - pdf

38. Cloudburst 2 - 10 MB - pdf

39. Engineers Illustrated Thesaurus (1952) - 13.4 MB - pdf

40.Text Book Of Metal Turning - 3 MB - pdf

41. Projects From American Machinist - 4 MB - pdf

42. Mechanic's Notebook 20 - 9 MB - pdf

43. How To Make Woodwork Tools - 5 MB - pdf

44. The Art Of Woodworking And Furniture Making - 14 MB - pdf

45. Furniture For The Craftsman - 9 MB - djvu

46, Manual Of Engineering Drawing - 6 MB - pdf

47. Audel's Pipefitter's And Welders Pocket Manual - 3.5 MB - pdf

48. Technical Drawing - 4 MB - djvu

49.A Charcoal Kiln Made Of Cinder-Concrete Blocks - 6 MB - pdf

50. Bandsaw Resawing - 2 MB - pdf

51. Getting The Most Out Of Your Abrasive Tools - 4 MB - pdf

52. US Navy Foundry Manual - 7.4 MB - pdf

53. Mission Furniture-How To Make It - 10 MB - pdf

54. A Saw Screams At Midnight - 3MB - djvu

55. Air Engines - 4 Mb - pdf

56. Wood Turning Visualized. Part 1 - 4 MB - pdf

                                                   Part 2 - 8 MB - pdf   

                                                   Part 3 - 5 Mb - pdf

57. Shipyard Outside Machinist - 16 MB - pdf

58. Getting The Most Out Of Your Lathe - 14 MB - pdf

59. Metal Spinning - 11 MB - pdf

60. Build A Coil Winding Machine - 9 MB - pdf

61. Mechanical Engineering For Beginners - 13 MB - pdf

62. Jig And Fixture Design - 5 MB - pdf

63. How To Make A Pipe-Bending Machine - 3 MB - pdf

64. How To Make A Hand-Operated Holepunch -4.4 MB - pdf

65. Atmospheric Forge And Heat Treat Oven - 4 MB - pdf

66. How To Make A Metal-Bending Machine - 3 MB - pdf

67. How To Make A Treadle-Operated Wood-Turning Lathe - 3 MB - pdf

68. Jig And Fixture Design 5th Edition - 8 MB - pdf

69. How To Make A Folding Machine For Sheet Metal Work # 1 - 4 MB - pdf

70.Welded Joint Design - 5 MB - pdf

71. How To Make Things With A Workshop - 3 MB - pdf

72. Good Housekeeping 100 Best One-Dish Meals - 5 MB - pdf

73. Getting The Most Out Of Your Circular Saw And Jointer - 5 MB - pdf

74. Cutting Tools For Metal Machining - 4 MB - djvu

75. How To Make A Sheet Metal Shear # 4 - 2 MB - pdf