This book takes
beginners through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle a wide
range of machining operations. A getting started section reviews the
necessary tools and equipment. Four minor and four major milling projects
are provided that provide the opportunity to gain basic skills, and
then use that expertise to build a series of useful and increasingly
complex tools. Each project is designed to develop essential milling
machine skills that the reader will use again and again in the future.
The eight projects are extensively illustrated, with full workshop
drawings accompanying the text. Projects advance from easy to intermediate
difficulty, and each tool made can be used in later projects. Each
project introduces new techniques and information, and most major
milling procedures are covered by the end of the book.
this course the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills
and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment. Milling machine
owners with more advanced skills will find new ways to expand their
workshops. The wide range of projects provides items that are both
useful and interesting to make, including an angle plate, clamps,
parallels, boring head, dividing head, a grinding tool holder, and
an excellent milling cutter sharpener. Some of the items such as the
grinding rest and its accessories are not available commercially,
making the book even more valuable for workshop owners of all abilities.
Buyers of this book not only get a training manual on using the milling
machine, but also receive practical instruction on how to apply the
knowledge that it presents. A useful companion book to Metal Lathe
for Home Machinists.