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Old 09-29-2008, 07:43 PM
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I just bought a copy of "Machine Shop Trade Secrets" http://www.amazon.com/Machine-Shop-T.../dp/0831132272

I have read about half of it so far. There are some really good tricks in there! Definitely a must buy if you have not worked in a real machine shop or had a good mentor.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:10 PM
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Have had a good look at this book, I was not impressed with it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:45 AM
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I bought it a couple months ago. It's got a lot of great information.
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Have had a good look at this book, I was not impressed with it.
what were you not impressed about? If you can find 10 tricks in 300 pages that save time and money, that more than justifies reading it to me.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:00 PM
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what were you not impressed about? If you can find 10 tricks in 300 pages that save time and money, that more than justifies reading it to me.
I agree, i thought this was a great book!
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I've heard a lot of good comments about that book. You guys have piqued my interest. I'm gonna' hafta' get me a copy. Would be nice if they had it in the book store, so that I could look it over, first.


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Any large book store (barnes&noble etc) has it right on the shelf. They hide them in the technology or engineering section. I thumbed through it for at least 20 mins before buying. Be prepared though for the $40 cost.
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I bought my copy of the book shortly after it first became available, when he was offering a poster size tap drill chart for free along with it.

I am only a hobby machinst. With that in mind, I think it is a great book. I've read it thru a couple of times, and have thumbed thru it several times. It's a great read. For someone that has worked in the trade for a while, it might be a little boring, but as a newbie I thought it was real interesting.


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