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Machine Tool Reconditioning and Applications of Hand Scraping Hardcover – 1955


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  • Hardcover: 533 pages
  • Publisher: Machine Tool Publications (1955)
  • ASIN: B0006RR88O
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,785,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Valerie on January 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The book I have is the 19th printing (1994) which shows that it is in demand.

The book doesn't leave much out. It tells the basics of scraping; how to manipulate the scraper, sharpen it, hold it and so on. It tells about the tools you need and how to use them. It even tells what type of disposition a man has to have to be a successful scraper.

(In case you don't know what 'scraping' is, well, that is just what it is, scraping. You use a bladed tool with a long handle and push it to remove little shavings. It is slow, but precise. With this method you can build, or rebuild, machine tool bearing surfaces for the parts of the machine to slide on.)

It tells how to scrape your own straight edges and surface plates and other 'spotting' tools that you need as standards. It shows how to take three castings and compare them to each other in order to make a precision straight edge or surface. It is amazing, and simple, but requires patience. This is the fundamental knowledge needed to make accurate machine tools.

After these basics, it goes into some specific machines; lathe,horizontal and vertical mill, grinder.

It shows the use of a dial gauge and precision level and other instruments, along with jigs you build yourself, to test the alignment of the bearing surfaces. It tells how to make your own water level with a micrometer spindle, accurate to about 0.001 inch.(One thing it does leave out is details on how to use optical instruments like the collimator and alignment telescope, even though several pictures of these instruments are shown.)

The book shows practical know how and discusses the theory behind what you are doing. There are many line drawings. Most are not fancy, more schematic looking, but effective and clear. Some photos also.
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The book has gotten here and it is in perfect shape,just like new and it was a 1955 printing.The pages are nice and crisp and the cover is just like the day it came from the book store.Very nice wish all books were in as good a shape.Hard to find book a little pricey but what does one expect now a days.Would recommend this book seller.
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By Preston Potvin on August 30, 2014
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Excellent book for the advanced machinist.
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