Welding

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 2, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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LEARN THE ART OF WELDING FROM THE GROUND UP

Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, Welding, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow introduction to oxyacetylene welding and cutting, soldering, and basic metal properties. You'll learn how to set up your workshop, properly use welding equipment, design projects, work safely, and get professional results--even if you have no experience. With coverage of the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this fully updated, hands-on guide serves as an ideal beginner's tutorial as well as an on-the-job reference for experienced welders.

Find out how to:

  • Work with oxyacetylene welding fuels, equipment, and supplies
  • Review other welding methods, including arc, tungsten inert gas, and gas metal arc welding
  • Understand the properties and weldability of various metals
  • Use the latest soldering tools and techniques
  • Master brazing, braze welding, cutting metal, and welding thicker metals
  • Follow welding safety procedures and troubleshoot problems
  • Test your knowledge with end-of-chapter review questions
  • Design and set up your own home workshop
  • Build metal projects, including a gate, fireplace grate, and workbench
 

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Contents

IntroductionWelding Soldering and Brazing workers
1
Chapter 1 Oxyacetylene Welding Fuels
9
Chapter 2 Oxyacetylene Welding Equipment
23
Chapter 3 Setting Up an Oxyacetylene Outfit
45
Chapter 4 Other Types of Welding and Equipment
55
Chapter 5 Metals and Their Properties
79
Chapter 6 Welding Supplies
101
Chapter 7 Soldering
107
Chapter 11 Protection and Problems
197
Chapter 12 The Weldability of Certain Metals
203
Chapter 13 Cutting Metal
209
Chapter 14 Safety
245
Chapter 15 The Home Workshop
271
Chapter 16 Metal Projects
285
Glossary
301
Appendix
317

Chapter 8 Brazing and Braze Welding
135
Chapter 9 Beginning Welding
161
Chapter 10 Welding Thicker Metals
187
Index
323
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About the author (2011)

Don Geary is the author of more than 25 how-to books on a variety of shop and construction skills. He has written numerous articles that have appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Family Handyman, and other publications.

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University of New York—College at Buffalo, where he taught technical curriculums for more than 40 years. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 books for vocational and industrial arts programs, including Welding Licensing Exam Study Guide (McGraw-Hill).

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