Metalwork Essentials: The Fundamental Metalworking Processes

Metalwork Essentials: The Fundamental Metalworking Processes
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Originally published in the 1930s, Metalwork Essentials is a classic textbook for anyone who wants to learn the fundamental metalworking processes. It is the aim of the book to present the hand-tool manipulations, particularly those in cutting, shaping, forming, fastening, and finishing the common metals. These processes are most generally used and have a common value because they are fundamental to all metalwork and are equally desirable for the beginner, the handy man, the homecrafter, and the mechanic.

The materials presented are not intended to deal with the making of specific objects, but the processes described may be applied to any project where the same results are sought. Projects are local and changing, and only the fundamental processes remain quite standard. However, for illustrating these standard processes, typical projects are used and serve the purpose of making the operations realistic.

The metal processes included can be performed with simple hand tools and with a minimum of equipment. This makes the units adaptable to the school shop which is meagerly equipped with tools.

The book is not merely a series of manipulative processes or operations, definitely explained and illustrated. Attention has been given to the raw states, the compositions, the working properties, and the ultimate uses of the many materials suggested for classwork. There are 33 learning or teaching units, handled in more than two hundred detailed divisions. There are 263 excellent figures, largely pictures, which motivate and clarify correct and easy craftsmanship.

The rich combination of explanation and illustration has made it possible for any interested person to know exactly how hundreds of things may be done in the field of interest. The whole is a clear-cut presentation of whys and hows; of lay-outs and set-ups; of measurements and treatments; of tools, materials, jigs, and contraptions; of processes and projects. Questions, for study and review, accompany the several units to a total of 300 and more. Several useful tables have been included. Work with hand tools has been emphasized. Art relationships have not been neglected.

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Unit
    1. To Measure
    2. To Lay out
    3. To Cut with Tinner's Hand Snips
    4. To Tin a Soldering Copper
    5. To Solder the Common Metals
    6. To Solder Aluminum
    7. To Bend (Break) Sheet Metal
    8. To Form Curves, Cylinders, and Cones in Sheet Metal
    9. To Make a Folder or a Grooved Seam
    10. To Double Seam
    11. To Punch Holes in Metal
    12. To Drill Holes in Metal
    13. To Rivet Sheet Metal
    14. To Fasten with Self-Tapping Screws
    15. To Raise Metal
    16. To Saw Metal
    17. To Cut or Shear Heavy Metal
    18. To File Metal
    19. To Grind a Tool or a Piece of Metal
    20. To Ornament Metal
    21. To Apply a Finish
    22. To Make Sharp Angle Bends in Metal Bars
    23. To Twist Metal Bars or Square Rods
    24. To Bend a Scroll or Ring
    25. To Rivet Heavy Metal
    26. To Braze a Joint
    27. To Tap Holes
    28. To Thread a Rod
    29. To Cut and Thread Pipe
    30. Metal Fittings
    31. To Make and Pour a Mold
    32. The Metals
    33. The Manufacture of Steel
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 185
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
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