Model engineers, DIY enthusiasts and other amateur home craftsmen are from time to time called upon to work with sheet metal. These people may be newcomers to the techniques and working with limited funds and equipment. This introduction has been written for them. Whether folding a chassis for a piece of equipment, beating or spinning a curved shape, drilling or punching holes or repairing a tank or car panel, the how and why is simply explained in this comprehensive book.
R.E.Wakeford is a technology teacher and instructor in metalwork and allied crafts and uses his teaching experience to describe clearly all the processes likely to be encountered by the hobbyist or in a model or light engineering workshop.
Tools. Metals and their Characteristics. Marking and Cutting. Shaping Methods. Seams, Edge Finishes, Joints. Soldering, Hard Soldering and Brazing. Rivets and Riveting. Welding. Repair Work. Spinning. Finishing Processes. Sheet Thickness. Judging the Temperature of Metals.