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u/DersFace · 2 pointsr/machining

Two books that I've seen mentioned other places are Audel Basic Machine Shop, which gives an overview on various machines, what they do, etc.

The next is basic blue print reading. Self explanatory.
An aptitude for math and geometry is certainly a plus as well.

I personally haven't used either but they have great reviews. I do use peter smid's cnc programming textbook in shop quite often. My dad used to let me mill on wood with dull tools when I was a kid to learn the basics and principals. Grooming me for the family business if you will lol.
As far as moving up, just show the imitative and a willingness to learn. Community college classes can teach you a lot. Our industry is experiencing growth as far as need, and guys in our age bracket aren't interested in the work. As someone said, learning the maitence on the machines is a good first step. Be vocal about your desire to become a machinist but be courteous too.

u/ArchDemonKerensky · 5 pointsr/machining

There is a book series called, 'The Workshop Practice Series', one of the editions is about tool and cutter sharpening. Highly recommended.

There are a lot of books out there for sharpening knives and woodworking tools. Not directly applicable to metal tooling, but they tend to have sections about the science and physics of cutting and edge geometry that are useful and relatively universal.

Machinery's handbook also has good sections on tool and cutter geometry.

Ill see if I can get you some direct links.


Article on drill point geometry

Tool and cutter sharpening book

Machinery's handbook

Other sharpening books:

Razor Edge book of sharpening

complete guide to sharpening

Quick searches for variations on 'tool and cutter sharpening' pulls up a lot of other books that look useful.

u/Maleko087 · 3 pointsr/machining

There are TONS of extremely useful references out there, so many in fact that you will probably end up collecting more and more if you stay in the trade. for a start though, here's the shortlist of what you should probably have on hand:

The Machinists Handbook - A must have, doesn't matter what version they all pretty much have the same info -

Technology of Machine Tools - this is the main text that i use in the precision machining technology course that i'm currently taking; it is a hell of a reference -

Blue Print Reading - If you are not well versed in drafting/design, then pick up a copy of this as well as you will find it very useful -

u/LtPlatypus · 9 pointsr/machining

Machinery's Handbook - 30th Edition. It's commonly referred to as the "Machinist's Bible". It's not so much an instructional book as it is a reference; however, I've learned so much from it. It's got detailed information on taps and dies, milling, turning, welding, heat treating, machine shop economics, mechanics and physics, measuring, properties of materials, and I could go on. It's kind of expensive, but it really is worth every dime. Look around online for good deals, I got mine (30th Ed - Toolbox Edition) for about $65 new on The only differences between the Large-Print and the Toolbox-Edition are the size of the book and the size of the print. The full size book is 7"x10" with larger print, and the toolbox is 7"x4.5" with fairly small print. They both have the exact same content. If you have poor vision, buy the full size for sure. If you're going to be a metalworker for a living, or even just a weekend machinist, you'll keep this book for the rest of your life.

u/SaysHiToAssholes · 3 pointsr/machining

These are the ones I have.
They work quite well and are excellent quality.

u/aj67891 · 1 pointr/machining

You can buy drill guides / tap guides, but honestly they're not necessary if you are careful.

u/ElectricGears · 1 pointr/machining

This one still doesn't account for the smaller relay or thermal overload. I wouldn't be surprised if companies like this aren't real consistent with their documentation between models and over time. Another quick check would be ensuring there are 12 volts AC between terminals X1 and X2 of the transformer.

If all else fails, you can just replace the switch on that control shaft with a good old fashioned drum switch and ditch the rest of the wiring. The proper ones are expensive, but you can get a cheap one. I'd recommend keeping the e-stop. And you will have to remember that it doesn't have the the magnetic starter safety feature. (This works by using a relay wired as a latch so if the machine loses power, it won't restart by it's self when the power is restored.)

u/eosha · 3 pointsr/machining

For homemade purposes, there are better options than real linear bearings. A wheeled "cart", spring-loaded to ride on a track, will work just fine and can be made cheaply. You can also use heavy-duty drawer slides.

Have you looked at the Shapeoko? They are using rolling "carts" on angled tracks.


u/OpticalPrime · 0 pointsr/machining

Kennedy tool boxes are the standard in machining. They have felt in the drawer to keep tools from bouncing around and the felt soaks up oil and keepstools from rusting. A good label maker and you’re set.

u/bird420 · 2 pointsr/machining

From what I have learned so far it is just basic trig functions. This is the book I be using this fall. I am sure some machinist with more experience will chime in soon.

u/SilentUnicorn · 2 pointsr/machining

This is what you need

When done you can use a standard 10-32 screw.

the kit comes with an installation tool and instructions.