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General Category => Outside Links & Suggested Reading => Topic started by: b.lindsey on June 30, 2015, 01:44:32 AM

Title: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: b.lindsey on June 30, 2015, 01:44:32 AM
Just received this notice today from Industrial Press (the Machinery's Handbook publisher). I haven't see the book yet but thought it might be of interest to some here.

The link is: http://new.industrialpress.com/machine-shop-hobbyist.html

Bill
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: philjoe5 on June 30, 2015, 05:33:43 PM
Thanks Bill :ThumbsUp:.  Just ordered my copy.

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: Roger B on June 30, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
Thank you for the link, I will get a copy. I have enjoyed his two 'fullsize' workshop books.
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: b.lindsey on June 30, 2015, 07:42:34 PM
Just ordered a copy from Amazon....$26.86 plus free shipping. Will give me something to read while at the beach in a couple of weeks.

Bill
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: b.lindsey on July 05, 2015, 12:28:17 AM
My copy arrived Thursday afternoon and I have now had a chance to look over it and make a few comments. Overall the book is well done, lots of pictures or in some cases drawn illustrations. It reminds me a lot of the text I used for teaching my machine shop class though it doesn't go as deep on some topics. Overall I would say it is a good primer for anyone just getting into home shop machining, but for those with some experience, most of the information is available elsewhere and likely in much greater detail. Even so it will make a nice addition to the bookshelf and while I may not use it as a go to reference work, I would have to say it is worth the $27.00 I paid for it. In particular the section on measurement tools is nicely done with lots of good pictures from L.S. Starrett Co. (sorry Stan, no mini-mic though). The other section I found well done was a pretty thorough discussion on cutting tool (especially lathe tool) geometry along with some good illustrations.

Bill
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: Roger B on July 05, 2015, 01:14:53 PM
Not available here until the 15th, but I have pre ordered a copy.
Title: Re: New book from Industrial Press
Post by: philjoe5 on July 19, 2015, 11:47:41 PM
I agree with Bill, a reasonably good intro book.  I haven't read it carefully but I did note one safety violation (in my opinion) in a photo and will see if anyone else can spot it.

Cheers,
Phil