Materials. Their Differences. Choice, And Preparation; Various Modes Of Working Them, Generally Without Cutting Tools

Introduction-Materials from the Vegetable, the Animal, and the Mineral Kingdoms. - Their uses in the Mechanical Arte depend on their structural differences, and physical characters.

The modes of severally preparing, working, and joining the materials, with the practical description of a variety of Processes, which do not, generally, require the use of Tools with cutting edges.

Vol II. The Principles Of Construction, Action, And Application, Of Cutting Tools Used By Hand; And Also of Machines Derived Prom The Hand Tools

The principles and descriptions of Cutting Tools generally - namely. Chisels and Planes, Turning Tools, Boring Tools, Screw-cutting Tools, Saws. Piles, Shears, and Punches. The hand tools and their modes of use are first described; and subsequently various machines in which the hand processes are more or less closely followed.

Vol. III. Abrasive And Miscellaneous Processes, Which Cannot Be Accomplished With Cutting Tools

Grinding and Polishing, viewed as extremes of the same process, and as applied both to the production of form, and the embellishment of surface, in numerous cases to which, from the nature of the materials operated upon, and other causes. Cutting Tools are altogether insppll-cable. Preparation and Application of Varnishes, Lackers, etc.

Vol. IV. The Principles And Practice of Hand Or Simple Turning

Descriptions of various Lathes: - applications of numerous Chucks, or apparatus for fixing works in the Lathe. Elementary Instructions in turning the soft and hard woods, ivory and metals, and also in Screw-cutting. With numerous Practical Examples, some plain and simple, others difficult and complex, to show how much may be done with hand tools alone.

Vol. V. The Principles And Practice of Ornamental Or Complex Turning

Sliding Rest with Fixed Tools - Revolving Cutters, used In the Sliding Rest with the Division Plato and Overhead Motion. Various kinds of Eccentric.Oval. Spherical. Right-line and other Chucks. Ibbetson's Geometric Chuck. The Rose Engine, and analogous contrivances. etc. With numerous Practical Examples.

Vol. VI. The Prlnciples And Practice of Amateur Mechanical Engineering

Lathes with Sliding Rests for metal turning, Self-acting and Screw-cutting Lathes - Drilling

Machines - Planing Engines - Key-groove. Slotting and Paring Machines - Wheel-cutting and shaping Engines, &c

With numerous Practical Examples.

The First, Second, andd Third Volumes of this work, are written as accompanying book,, and hats one Index in common, so as to constitute a general and preliminary work, the addition is which of any of the other volumes, will render the subject complete for the three classes of Amatures reffered to in the Introductory Chapter.

A fee additional copies of the Index have been printed for the convenience of these who may desire to bind the Index with Vols. I. and II.

The First, Second, and Third Volumes of this wort, are written as accompanying books, and have one Index in common, so as to constitute a general and preliminary wort, the addition to which of any of the other volumes, will render the subject complete for the three classes of Amateurs referred to in the Introductory Chapter.

A few additional copies of the Index for Vols. 7., 77., and III., have been printed for the convenience of those who may desire to bind an Index with every volume.