This title is written for anyone inspired by the versatility of metal. It explains the many techniques that form the basics of this craft, from traditional methods of measuring and marking out to more recent practices such as use of adhesives and inert gases for joining metals. Topics covered include advice on setting up a workshop and equipment, working with the metal, drills and drilling, threads, machines and shaping and joining metal. It also includes an introduction to the qualities of metals. With over 200 illustrations, the clear text shows you how to use these techniques and offers tips on their application.
Stan Bray has had his own workshop for most of his life and has made many tools, models and clocks. He is the founder and former editor of the magazine Model Engineers' Workshop, former editor of Engineering in Miniature. He is associate editor of Model Engineer where he has a regular column called "Bray's Bench".