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Metalworking Sink or Swim: Tips and Tricks for Machinists, Welders, and Fabricators

  • Tom Lipton
  • ISBN-10: 0831133929
  • ISBN-13: 9780831133924
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the attention of users and engages them in the process of furthering the art. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique skills and observations from almost 40 years in the metalworking trades. What's more, it offers enough material from several metalworking trades to start a great research and development shop. It is sure to be a valuable and time-saving resource for anyone involved in the fabrication of metal.


  • Written by a shop peer from the perspective of having done the required work.

  • Includes nearly 1,000 full-color photos, as well as numerous illustrative stories that help users easily understand the material presented and the techniques provided.

  • Contains a chapter on flame straightening techniques.

  • Offers many examples of special workholding techniques.

  • •Covers crossover skills like Welding/Machine, Sheetmetal/Welding, and Design/Management.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Diving In
Chapter 2: Brain Food
Chapter 3: Get the Shop Set Up
Chapter 4: Manual Lathe
Chapter 5: Manual Milling Machine
Chapter 6: CNC Mill
Chapter 7: CNC Lathe
Chapter 8: The Welding Shop
Chapter 9: The Lost Art of Flame Straightening
Chapter 10: Sheet Metal Shop
Chapter 11: The Abrasion Department
Chapter 12: The Junk Drawer