Metals for Engineering Craftsmen CoSIRA

Metals for Engineering Craftsmen

A guide to their composition, properties and manipulation

Hardcover; 82 pages, B&W diagrams, size 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches
REVIEW  by Jock Dempsey

This book has long been a standard for blacksmithing students and is regularly recommended by Frank Turley of Turley Forge Blacksmithing School, "The Granddaddy of Blacksmithing Schools".

The contents are a fine distilation of technical data along with clear discriptions of the metals and alloys most commonly used in small shops. I often refer smiths to Machinery's Handbook for this kind of data but Machinery's is not written for the novice.

Metals for Engineering Craftsmen covers the fundamentals of metalurgy from a practical standpoint. Starting with metals and alloys it then goes on to explain how different alloying ingrediants effect a metal.

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Page 16 Figure 5 Various charts help present information in an understandable manner. Data from this and other references were used to create our Temper Color Chart

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*The Rural Development Commission / CoSIRA

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Price $21 US
ISBN 0854070273
Copyright © 2003 by Jock Dempsey, DEMPSEY'S FORGE
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