The Practical Tool-Maker and Designer

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Excerpt from The Practical Tool-Maker and Designer

When the author of this work first started out as a machinist's apprentice, he was under the impression that in addition to the every-day knowledge to be gained in the shop, it would be possible to add more knowledge by means of text-books or technical works. After ransacking four of the largest and best libraries in the country, he made the astounding discovery that only a half dozen works of the kind were in print, and they were of little practical value except as experimental data for amateurs.

At a later time, when working as a tool-maker, still more difficulties presented themselves. Few tool-makers seemed to have had experience in more than one or two lines of work; and to become a general workman necessitated the tramping from shop to shop where the various machinery was in use. This the author actually did, and this work is the result in miniature of the experience thus gained.

The limited space available has left much to be desired, and many of the ideas may be to some readers old; but as the intention is to help the beginner, much good is hoped for in the field laid out for the work.

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