Metalworking: Tools, Materials, and Processes for the Handyman

Metalworking: Tools, Materials, and Processes for the Handyman


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Metalworking: Tools, Materials, and Processes for the Handyman by Paul N. Hasluck

With over 2,000 black-and-white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal into a useful and well-crafted product.

From building a blast furnace and polishing metals to forging iron and steel and spinning metals on a lathe, this comprehensive guidebook includes the tools, materials, and processes that are fundamental to the art of metalworking. Included here is information on working sheet metals, gold, and silver; building a dynamo and electric motor; making a vertical steam engine; and more!

This ultimate, do-it-yourself guide to metalworking is ideal for all handymen and women, do-it-yourself-types, and industry professionals—amateur and seasoned alike!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616081850
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 775,337
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Paul N. Hasluck a true woodworking guru, was the craftsman behind titles such as Manual of Traditional Wood Carving, The Handyman’s Book: Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques, Rustic Carpentry, Traditional Glassworking Techniques and Metalworking, The Handyman's Guide, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Foundry Work (70 Illustrations) 5

Smiths' Work (274 Illustrations) 40

Surfacing Metals (129 Illustrations) 98

Polishing Metals: The Machines and Processes (54 Illustrations) 131

Annealing, Hardening, and Tempering (12 Illustrations) 149

Drilling and Boring (60 Illustrations) 167

Taps, Screw-Plates, and Dies (54 Illustrations) 189

Soldering, Brazing, and Riveting (89 Illustrations) 213

Forging Iron and Steel (61 Illustrations) 259

Working Sheet Metal (177 Illustrations) 277

Repoussé Work (113 Illustrations) 329

Oriental Decorative Brasswork (23 Illustrations) 363

Finishing, Lacquering, and Colouring Brass (1 Illustration) 375

Lathes and Lathework (237 Illustrations) 385

Spinning Metals on the Lathe (71 Illustrations) 478

Tools for Measuring and Testing Metalwork (86 Illustrations) 499

Building A 4½-In. Centre Lathe (39 Illustrations) 525

Gold and Silver Working (244 Illustrations) 538

Making a Skeleton Clock (50 Illustrations) 570

Building a Small Horizontal Steam Engine (58 Illustrations) 586

Making a ¼H.P. Vertical Steam Engine (81 Illustrations) 623

Boiler Making (34 Illustrations) 645

Building a Petrol Motor (36 Illustrations) 659

Making Water Motors (29 Illustrations) 678

Building a Dynamo and Electric Motor (10 Illustrations) 687

Electro-Plating (6 Illustrations) 697

Wire Working (54 Illustrations) 712

Electric Bell Making (21 Illustrations) 724

Making a Microscope and a Telescope (33 Illustrations) 732

Index 741

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