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TRADITIONAL TOOLMAKING

Author: Franklin D. Jones

Paperback

320 pages

8287
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Bringing together the collective wisdom of a past generation of craftsmen, Traditional Toolmaking provides an in-depth record of the skills and techniques that made the mass production revolution of the 20th century possible. When first published in 1915, this book was an answer to a vast array of toolroom problems and explained many essential toolmaking operations. It includes timeless practices as well as some personally tailored methods by master toolmakers, including how to:

  • make straight forming tools
  • grind curved surfaces
  • gauge the angle of a thread
  • re-flute worn cutters
  • and much more!
With detailed descriptions of every procedure, essential mathematical rules and calculations for use in the workshop, and a number of illustrative figures, this book stands as an invaluable reference for those with an interest in practicing hands-on toolmaking processes.