Tab Books, Inc., has published a book written specifically for the home shop machinist which you may find extremely useful. It is especially valuable to the Sherline tool owner because it not only covers all aspects of machine shop work, it features the Sherline lathe and milling machine in its illustrations, photographs, and text. Its projects were all designed specifically for fabrication on Sherline equipment. This book is a valuable asset to anyone’s library, from beginner to experienced machinist.
The projects shown in this book can be made on Sherline equipment and are a good starting point for a new machinist. They include items you can use in your shop like a ball peen hammer, brass mallet, center punch, machinist’s jack, angle plate, parallel blocks, setup tool and a sine bar. For fun, he even includes plans for a brass model of a ship’s cannon from the 1700’s.
A Complete DIY Guide to Machine Work…with Projects!
Doug Briney’s book is a complete guide for the amateur machinist. This handbook has been written and illustrated by Doug Briney, a Sherline customer who has more than 20 years experience as a home machinist. Doug has also proven to be an excellent author with the ability to convert complex technical data into accurate information and methods understandable to the first-time machinist.
The information provided in this handbook will help expand the use of your machinery and show you how to tackle complex projects. Here is a list of the chapters included:
- Chapter 1–Reading Prints
- Chapter 2–Measurements
- Chapter 3–Hand Tools
- Chapter 4–Bench Tools
- Chapter 5–The Lathe
- Chapter 6–Lathe Operation
- Chapter 7–Milling Machine
- Chapter 8–Milling Machine Operation
- Chapter 9–Material Selection
- Chapter 10–Heat Treating and finishing
- Chapter 11–Projects
7-3/4″ x 9-1/4″, softbound, black and white, 285 pages.