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Useful References

Tools and Their Uses
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; June 1, 1973
ISBN: 0486220222

An enormous collection of useful links from NASA.

The Army's Fundamentals of Machine Tools and Welding Theory and Application.

Great resource on Anodizing Aluminum

"Guide to Precision Photoetching Metal" from the rec.models.scale FAQ.

Last but not least, Metalworking.com has an excellent list of links to various shop techniques presented on the web.

Some Useful Software and How to Make It Work

AutoCAD LT 2004
Autodesk PSG

  • Streamlines the 2-D design process
  • New optimized AutoCAD LT 2004 DWG file format cuts file sizes in half
  • Frameless editor lets you easily view, size, position, and edit
  • Digital signatures ensure the security of your digital design data
  • Live Updates notify you when an update or maintenance release is available

Autocad and Its Applications: Basics: Autocad 2004
by Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen
Goodheart-Willcox Co; August 2004
ISBN: 1590702891
Autocad and Its Applications 2002: Basics
Goodheart-Willcox Co; April 2002
ISBN: 1566379008

Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap Series and other books by David Gingery

Collection of links to useful shop techniques related to these books. More here. And here.

Charcoal Foundry
ISBN: 1878087002
Here's someone who built it.
The Milling Machine
ISBN: 1878087037
The Metal Lathe
ISBN: 1878087010
And some information on how to make it all work.
The Drill Press
ASIN: 096043304X
The Dividing Head & Deluxe Accessories
ISBN: 1878087053
Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnace
ISBN: 1878087088
The Metal Shaper
ISBN: 1878087029
Working Sheet Metal
ISBN: 1878087134
Designing and Building the Sheet Metal Brake
ISBN: 1878087061

Machinery's Handbook Tool-Box Edition
by Erik Oberg
Industrial Press, Inc.; April 15, 2000
ISBN: 0831126256

Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook
by Neil Sclater, Nicholas P. Chironis
McGraw-Hill Professional; 3rd edition June 13, 2001
ISBN: 0071361693

Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components
by Robert O. Parmley
McGraw-Hill Professional; 1st edition April 27, 2000
ISBN: 0070486174

Fracture Mechanics: From Theory to Practice
by V.Z. Parton, Lucia Man (Translator)
Taylor & Francis; January 1992
ISBN: 2881247806

Robotics: Designing the Mechanisms for Automated Machinery
by Ben-Zion Sandler
Academic Press; 2nd edition July 15, 1999
ISBN: 0126185204

Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors (4-Volume Set)
by Franklin Day Jones, Holbrook L. Horton
Industrial Press, Inc.; December 1977
ISBN: 0831110848 (all 4 volumes)
ISBN: 0831110295 (Vol 1, 1983)
ISBN: 0831110309 (Vol 2, 1963)
ISBN: 0831110317 (Vol 3, 1953)
ISBN: 0831110325 (Vol 4, 1977)

Basic Machines and How They Work
by U.S. Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; June 1971
ISBN: 0486217094

Tools and Their Uses
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; February 1980
ISBN: 0486220222

Home Machinists Handbook
by Doug Briney
McGraw-Hill Professional; February 1, 1984
ISBN: 0830615733

Modern Metalworking
by John R. Walker
Goodheart-Willcox Co; March 2000
ISBN: 1566377102

Metal Casting

Castings, Second Edition (Castings)
by John Campbell
Butterworth-Heinemann; 2 edition June 2003
ISBN: 0750647906

Metal Casting: Appropriate Technology in the Small Foundry
by Steve Hurst
Intermediate Technology; May 1996
ISBN: 1853391972

Steel Castings Handbook
by Malcolm Blair, Thomas L. Stevens, Barbara Linskey
Asm Intl; 6th edition December 1995
ISBN: 0871705567

High Integrity Die Casting Processes
by Edward J. Vinarcik
Interscience; October 2002
ISBN: 0471201316

by C. W. Ammen
McGraw-Hill Professional; September 30, 1999
ISBN: 007134246X

Practical Casting
by Tim McCreight
Brynmorgen Pr; September 1, 1994
ISBN: 096159845X

The Complete Metalsmith
by Tim McCreight
Sterling Publishing; December 1991
ISBN: 0871922401


Metal Machining: Theory and Applications
by Thomas Childs, Katsuhiro Maekawa, Toshiyuki Obikawa, Yasuo Yamane, T. H. C. Childs
Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition January 15, 2000
ISBN: 034069159X

Machining Fundamentals: From Basic to Advanced Techniques
by John R. Walker
Goodheart-Willcox Co; Revised edition (January 2000
ISBN: 1566376629

McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook
by Ronald A. Walsh
McGraw-Hill Professional; 2nd edition (August 31, 1998
ISBN: 0070680590

Basic Machining Reference Handbook
by Arthur R. Meyers, Thomas J. Slattery
Industrial Press, Inc.; 2 edition April 2001
ISBN: 0831131209

Metal Cutting, Fourth Edition
by Paul Kenneth Wright, Edward M. Trent
Butterworth-Heinemann; 4th edition January 3, 2000
ISBN: 075067069X

Advanced Tolerancing Techniques
by Hong-Chao Zhang
Interscience; September 1997
ISBN: 0471145947

Fundamentals of Machining and Machine Tools (Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Processing, Vol. 28)
by Geoffrey Boothroyd, Winston A. Knight
Marcel Dekker; 2nd edition November 15, 1988
ISBN: 0824778529


Welder's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Mig, Tig, Arc & Oxyacetylene Welding
by Richard Finch
H.P. Books; Revised and Updated edition February 1997
ISBN: 1557882649

Welding Essentials: Questions & Answers (Expanded Edition)
by William L. Galvery Jr., Frank M. Marlow
Industrial Press, Inc.; Expanded edition August 31, 2001
ISBN: 0831131519

Welding Basics
by Creative Publishing International
Creative Publishing International; October 1, 2003
ISBN: 1589231392

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Handbook
by William H. Minnick
Goodheart-Willcox Co; April 2000
ISBN: 1566376947

Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook
by David A. Grewell, Avraham Benatar, Joon Bu Park
Hanser Gardner Publications; May 1, 2003
ISBN: 1569903131

Misc. Metal

Metal Failures: Mechanisms, Analysis, Prevention
by Arthur J. McEvily
Interscience; 1 edition October 19, 2001
ISBN: 0471414360

Metal Fatigue in Engineering
by Ralph I. Stephens, Ali Fatemi, Robert R. Stephens, Henry O. Fuchs
Interscience; 2nd edition December 2000
ISBN: 0471510599

Metal Fatigue
by N. E. Frost, J. Marsh, L. P. Pook
Dover Pubns; April 2000
ISBN: 0486409279

Fatigue of Materials
by Subra Suresh
Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition December 1998
ISBN: 0521578477

Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication
by Tim Remus
Wolfgang Productions; May 1999
ISBN: 0964135892

Sheet Metal Handbook
by Ron Fournier, Sue Fournier
H.P. Books; July 1989
ISBN: 0895867575

Metal Fabricator's Handbook
by Ron Fournier
H.P. Books; Revised and Updated edition September 1990
ISBN: 0895868709

Valves, Flanges and Pipes

Valve Handbook
by Philip L. Skousen
McGraw-Hill Professional; October 1, 1997
ISBN: 0070579210

The Valve Primer
by Brent T. Stojkov
Industrial Press, Inc.; April 1997
ISBN: 0831130776

Valve Selection Handbook: Engineering Fundamentals for Selecting Manual Valves, Check Valves, Pressure Relief Valves, and Rupture Discs
by R. W. Zappe
Gulf Professional Publishing; 4th edition December 1998
ISBN: 0884158861

Pocket Guide to Flanges, Fittings, & Piping Data
by R. R. Lee
Gulf Professional Publishing; 3rd edition (November 1999
ISBN: 088415310X

Composite Materials (I hope!)

Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook
by David A. Grewell, Avraham Benatar, Joon Bu Park
Hanser Gardner Publications; May 1, 2003
ISBN: 1569903131

Fundamentals of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials
by J. Renard, A. R. Bunsell, Marie-H Berger
Institute of Physics Pub; 1st edition February 2004
ISBN: 0750306890

Metal and Ceramic Composites
by B. Cantor, I. C. Stone, F. P. E. Dunne
Institute of Physics Pub; February 2004
ISBN: 0750308729

Natural Fibers, Polymers and Composites
by Frederick T. Wallenberger, Norman E. Weston
Kluwer Academic Publishers; January 2004
ISBN: 1402076436

Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites
by Narottam P. Bansal
The American Ceramic Society; December 2003
ISBN: 1574982079

The Smaller Grizzly Lathe

Grizzly G5961 16" x 60" Precision Machine Shop Lathe


  • Distance between centers: 60"
  • Motor size (3 phase, 220V, 2 speed): 6 H.P.
  • Speed range: 45-2000 RPM
  • Spindle size/type: D1-6 camlock
  • Swing over bed: 16"

This lathe is loaded with outstanding features, plenty of power with the 2 speed, 3-phase motor and a complete accessory package. You get spindle speeds, 2 1/16" spindle bore, no gear changes for all metric and standard thread cutting, hex shaft feed rod for long lasting and smooth power transmission, auto carriage stop with indexable stops (a great feature in itself), extra heavy castings and a stabilizing 11 3/4" bed width. With all these items as a standard equipment, this machine will be an excellent addition to any machine shop.

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