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Old-Fashioned Toolmaking
The Classic Treatise on Lapping, Threading, Precision Measurements, and General Toolmaking

Franklin D. Jones

Bringing together the collective wisdom of a past generation of craftsmen, Old Fashioned Toolmaking provides an in-depth record of the skills and techniques that made the mass production revolution of the twentieth century possible. When first published in 1915, this book was an answer to a vast array of tool-room 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.

320 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 1915, reprint 2016
Order Number: VAP370...........$16.99

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