Building woodworking and metalworking projects in the home shop, including patternmaking, casting and smithing.You'll also find plans and information articles and a sprinkling of woodland property and nature pictures.
So hopefully there is interest in this fine volume of metalworking information. Here are the next 5 chapters, starting with, safety in the use of tooling then moving to the principles of tooling and then planning for tooling. Next we move to the shaping to rough sizes section. Covered first is foundry work, this is followed by a chapter on shaping by forging.
For those following this posting check back next week for Part 4 and the next set of chapters.
So hopefully the first part of "Pictorial Textbook Of Engineering" found some interest. For those interested here is part two. This part covers the next four chapters starting with hardening and tempering of metals, moves to testing for properties and then covers protection and coloring of metals. Chapter 7 introduces the fabrication of a lathe to illustrate purpose and standards of tooling.
As mentioned before this is as good basic information for the hobby metalworker as you will find anywhere, in a easy format.
So to replace the PMSN installments I have a good number of old but not to old books that might find some interest here. Scanning, cleaning up, and packaging a book is very time consuming, so I will package the larger books in installments of 40-50 pages to make it easier to upload.
"Pictorial Textbook Of Engineering" is the textbook I wish I had when I took shops in high school. I mostly remember them as goofing off periods, and the instructors didn't seem to care. An outline involving this text might have changed that. You will find excellent info on the engineering metals, their properties and how to work them, you will find info on all the methods of working metals, take you through the production of a lathe, and covers the tools you will use, all clearly illustrated. Even the section "Chemistry For Craftsmen" is well illustrated to make some deeper concepts easy to grasp.
This vol. is 303 pages, so it will take 7 installments to upload the whole book. The quality is not perfect but better than many I have seen.