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Metal Fabricator's Handbook 2nd Revised, Updated ed. Edition
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There are five more chapters about sheet metal add ons, roll bars, tanks, exhaust headers, and sheet metal interior. All of those chapters were a little hard for me to follow, but I think a professional would like those chapters.
In conclusion, I find this book very helpful for the beginner; however there is a lack of information about simple detailed projects and practices.
Ron does a good job of detailing the tools you will need to work with metal, but does not spend much time actually showing you what to do.
Most of the projects were presented in a general way, he didn't touch much on the specifics of how to do complete the tasks. It was more like watching a 30 minute show on how to fabricate many parts associated with a race car. Surely you cannot expect to be able to take this information and build a race car.
All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the trade. Even if you manage to learn one thing from this book, it's one thing you didn't know prior to reading it.
Talks about various metal fabricator tools and
I like it more than "ultimate fabrication"
Overall - a good read / well worth the money (I paid OVER $US18 !!) and when you have finished reading it - don't be surprised if you can sell it on EBAY for more than you paid for it (seriously !)
The Handbook starts off with a pretty detailed chapter on handtools, paying particularly good attention to the vast array of hammers, mallets, dollys and spoons that made even a seasoned fabricator like me say "hunh, so that's what it's for" to a couple things. After handtools, the book goes into power tools, forming tools such as English wheels, brakes and shot bags, then jumps into the use of it all through detailed automotive projects the author has done. Some of the projects are definitely a bit dated, but the techniques are what's important.
Overall the Metal Fabricator's Handbook is a well written, informative part of a hot rodder's library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While written some years back, it is fully updated and covers everything I needed to know for the projects I have undertaken.Published 3 days ago by Philip Zimmermann
Despite having a younger brother, who was trained and worked as an aerospace metal fabricator, act as my guide and tutor, Ron Fournier's handbooks and guides were always useful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan. J. Reynolds
Classic text used for metal fab class. Highly recommend for all skill levels.Published 2 months ago by Terry Smith
This is a great book to learn metal fab, or in my case learn more about what your doing and how the pros do it.Published 13 months ago by ivan
I love this book. It has a lot of great information and suggestions. I used it along with "Baja Bugs and Buggies". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert W.