Engineers black book offer.

  1. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    Forgot I ordered this. Arrived today.
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    You can get the information in there off the internet for free.
     
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    Despite the wealth of information online and the portable access to it via mobile devices... reference books are just preferable in the workshop.
     
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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    You can and I have including printing and laminating useful pages but as grim says when your covered in oil in the workshop picking up the book for a quick reference is the easiest option.
     
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    And the reference book will be edited and checked for errors, unlikely with a click and paste website.
    I put a copy of machinery’s handbook on my fathers coffin during his funeral. The true good book according to both my father and myself
     
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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    Also a very good point.
    Lost if for an hour this evening to my 7yo leafing through it. Might buy him a copy. Never know, he might learn something.
    Know I will.
     
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    Make the most of him showing interest
    Once the indoctrination at secondary school starts it’s over if your not careful. My youngest who’s thirteen is a genius. The secondary school on her first day had the press take her photo , talk about universities etc. They also told her that her love of motocross and hanging out in my workshop was for plebs beneath her. Add a bit of peer pressure and that’s it I’ve lost her.
    Don’t let it happen to your boy!!
     
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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    I Breed stubborn boys. Hopefully that continues and they choose there own paths. Not always a good thing for harmony at home mind.
     
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    Then you get your reference book covered in oil or grease

    I cant afford the luxury of spending £29 on a reference book, but I have quite a number of machinists books that's have never been opened for a long time but my Zeus book is used every day. Not everything is in the reference books you want to know about engineering or welding. Reference books are just a guide
     
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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    Which is pretty much what the black book is from my understanding. With more info included.

    Rather a 30 quid book with grease proof pages than a 600 quid smartphone.

    As I don't have a stack of reference books its a sensible purchase for me.

    I'm not an engineer or machinist, I'm a carpenter/builder so il learn a lot from it"
     
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    That's why most of the smaller ones have plastic coated pages. I know that machinists handbook isn't but it's the exception for when you need something not covered in the pocket books.

    It's quite an expensive little book bit it will last a lifetime and doesn't expire, you could spend £29 on a carbide end mill and snap it touching off before it's even made any chips or one wrong turn of the handwheel and your £29 block of exotic steel becomes a paperweight. Sadly machining is not a pastime for those without a modest financial backing

    I don't own it because I think I'm covered between the presto counselor, Zeus book and the machinist handbook.

    Devices are a complete nuisance for reference material, having them in the workshop they get covered in crap, shavings in the speakers, the screen turns off when you want to keep referencing it so you spend time changing settings so it stays on, then the battery dies.....
     
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    Total bargain, compared to Amazon :o

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    eLuSiVeMiTe Grumpy Youngish man.

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    That's why I posted. Cheapest I found was 40 notes.

    One of those is American one is second edition too.
     
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    must be cheap if its on amazon
     
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    Can you show a selection of pages, just so I can gauge on whether I want to put it onto my buy list
     
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