Showing posts with label pattern making. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pattern making. Show all posts

Friday, April 6, 2018

Amateur Work - Pattern Making

In 1904 and 1905 Amateur Work Magazine published a series of articles on pattern making for the amateur home hobbyist. The well illustrated articles cover the subject very well without getting too technical (industrial). The articles provide good instruction for the home hobbyist looking to cast his own creations.

To fill up the empty spaces, I inserted machine (I like lots of shiny handles, lol) and casting pictures from Canadian Machinery and Amateur Work volumes. I took some time to compile and clean up this 49 page file, I think it turned out nice. If you don't plan on doing any casting, but enjoy this type of subject matter, you will like this cleaned up file.

To download this file click Amateur Work - Pattern Making. 12 MB - pdf 

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Rained all day yesterday, got wet and picked up my shingles anyway. Still raining this morning, hopefully it will stop and I'll get a little work done this afternoon.

In the meantime to keep the interested, interested, here is an excellent little book on pattern making. "Pattern-Making" was published in 1921 and covers the equipment and methods used very well. There is a large number of specific examples of machine parts with drawings and molding procedures. Many of the parts are outdated but the equipment and procedures remain mostly the same. Very useful information for the home hobbyist learning to make and cast his own patterns.

"Pattern-Making" can be downloaded on my Books - Free Downloads page.