Machining for Hobbyists Book

June 01, 2015

"Machining for Hobbyists: Getting Started" by Karl H. Moltrecht is for the do-it-yourselfer or hobbyist who wants to learn the basics of machining and how to set up a small home workshop. Published by Industrial Press, it provides a user-friendly explanation of the essential tools, materials, and techniques that hobbyists need for a variety of metalworking projects. Tips from the pros writing for Home Shop Machinist magazine are included, as well as a foreword by the magazine's editor.

Through easy-to-follow explanations, as well as detailed illustrations and color photography, this book:

• Guides hobbyists in selecting the proper tools for working with metal, including tips for buying and using bench-top lathes, mills and drill presses.

• The book also covers the various cutting components used on these tools.

• Provides suggestions for shop layout, including space requirements, lighting, ventilation, and safety.

• Guides the reader through the use of specialty tools used for measuring and handling small metal parts.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.


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