The Classic Treatise on Lapping, Threading, Precision
Measurements, and General Toolmaking
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
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.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 1915, reprint 2016