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PW Grasshopper
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Metal working site

Post by PW Grasshopper » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:31 pm

I admit to not knowing a heck of a lot about power tools and nothing about lathes or mills. Before taking the plunge and buying a lathe I wanted to learn a little bit about them. While surfing I came across this:

http://metalworking.com

Barely scratching the surface of the site I found this tutorial:

http://metalworking.com/tutorials/ARMY- ... index.html

I found it to contain a lot useful terminology on mills/drills/lathes. It may be a little old but hey, it's free :D Hopefully others may find a few useful things here too.



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Re: Metal working site

Post by Ricerocket00 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:54 pm

Great site! Thanks PWG. One thing I have learned is that the art of machine work has not changed much in a very long time. The first exposure I had to a metal working lathe was about 10 years ago. It was a HUGE WWII era lathe. The man who did our machine work was simply amazing with that thing. He was pretty old at the time (late 70's I suspect). His hands would be just shaking most of the time, but when he would start maching, his hands became rock steady! I credit him with getting me started in maching. I'm nothing great at it now, but I find the whole process fascinating.

Thanks again PWG!



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Re: Metal working site

Post by boysdad.com » Thu May 21, 2009 3:27 pm

There is another one that has some of the Navy Training Books...
http://toolhugger.com/" target="_blank



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