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Old 03-11-2009, 09:19 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Black_peter View Post
Did I tell you about:
"Modern Machine Shop Practice"? Copyright 1911 this is the 1919 Sears and Roebuck edition.. It describes how to sand cast wheels..
I haven't really read it yet. But it's almost like a text book.. Got it at a thrift store I think, they are the best for old text books and such.
I love reading old stuff like that. I've got a few old drafting texts, one on metallurgy, one on welding. Would love to pick up some old books on casting. I like reading the old texts cause they seem to sink in more. pure information, not watered down, or over complicated just to make the authors feel smart and change the rev number so next years students have to buy new to follow along. In some ways they are out dated, but in other ways I think they are more applicable to what I need them for. they show, and explain ways of doing things that is well within the capability of most home based shops. I have modern equipment available at work, but with my commute and long work days I don't want to spend anymore time at work than I have to. There has been more than a few times I've applied things I've learned from the old books to the way I do things now to make it more than worth the small price of some of these old books. The only downside is reading this stuff makes me realize I'm from the wrong generation

There are a couple good used books stores a stones throw away from my place, but some of the old books must be printed on gold leaf paper, as they're not worth the asking price (to me anyway, i'm cheap), and the owners thumb their noses when I start to haggle.
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Bookmarked. Good info. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:16 AM   #23
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Just snapped a spring bolt for my clutch today. This came in very handy Thank U
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #24
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This is the standard conversion chart I have hanging near all of my machinists. If you don't have the exact drill required for something, frequently you can use a drill +/- a few thousandths of a inch.... that's .001" for the uninitiated.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #25
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This was an awesome find no more having to dig through my books or manually do the calculations. Thank You!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:31 PM   #26
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I have it posted at the work bench for quick ref and a copy with all the Kat info i've collected in a binder. Thanks
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for anyone wondering, yes I do have too much time on my hands
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