Newbie Watching Blondihacks YouTube Channel

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pollys1dad
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Newbie Watching Blondihacks YouTube Channel

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Am finding the content very interesting. Regards books, she highly recommends, " Machine Shop Practice Volume 1 " by K. H. Moltrecht. I was able to get a new copy for £27.38. Volume 2 is much, much, more expensive, around £113 used - £136 new, phew! Seems volume 2 deals with planers and shaper machines, so probably not much use to me?

If anyone is familiar with volume 2 and if the content would be of use to me? I'll digest volume 1 and hang around and see if can get a used copy of 2 at a reasonable price.

She also rekoned on, " The Amateur's Lathe ", Lawrence H. Sparey, paperback, affordable price, so got that as well.
She also mentioned The Machinists Handbook, will look for an older, used, non CNC type edition as I get further down the road.
Cheers.
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Yep, I discovered Quinn about a year ago myself. Fun to watch. I especially like watching her build the Pennsylvania Switcher model locomotive, a project I would not have the patience for.
The books recommended are a good starting point. I would recommend you spring for the large print version. They were only about 20% more than the standard version, but when your eyesight (not if, but when) starts to go you'll be glad you did.
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Thanks, if the print is small and hard to make out. Will return and get the larger version.
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Here are the tables of contents for V1 and V2. I have found both of these books handy over the years as I was never trained as a machinist.

Unlike the internet, I don't have to worry about pages disappearing :D
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Hope this is helpful.
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pollys1dad
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Ok, thanks for that, if the seller offers a return option I could always order and return if I found wasn't suitable.
Thanks again :)
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Make sure you check www.AbeBooks.com! I think there is a UK copy that is cheaper ...

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