Metalworker's Data Book, number 42. ISBN 978 185486 253 2
This book contains a range of data of interest to the metalworker, both at the design
stage of a project and its manufacture in the workshop. A major feature is that it
contains a very wide range of data which otherwise would only available by reference
to a number of sources or to very much more expensive publications.
Typically the book contains data relating to earlier subjects such as Whitworth thread
forms but also details of the latest metric thread forms making it a valuable resource
both to those involved in restoration and others working to present day standards.
At the present time the book is larger than other books in the Workshop Practice
Series containing 217 pages being divided up into the following 31 sections.
Drills, Turning tools, End mills and Slot drills, Grinding wheels, Collets and tapers,
Precision tooling, Spanners, Thread data, including tapping drill sizes, Screw thread
forms, Screw cutting on the lathe, Worm Cutting, Gears, Belt Drives, Dividing, Presswork,
Welding symbols, Mathematical formulae, T Slots and Dovetails, Electrical/Electronic
components, Electrical formulas, Hardware dimensions, Material dimensions, Material
specification, Miscellaneous data, Mathematical tables, Prime numbers, Conversion
tables and factors, Further information, Glossary of engineering terms, Abbreviations,
Metalworkers Data Book for Home Machinists ,
This is a very slightly edited version of the above W.P.S. book for the American
market. See also Page 1