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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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So many jigs and mechanical devices use variations of 'inclined planes' eg, cam locks and screw threads.
Does anyone have some suggestions as to books on practical shop applications of mechanical principles, especially jigs etc., ones that can be created without a lathe or milling m/c?
I've got lots of stuff on woodworking but almost nothing on metalworking.
I'm thinking along the lines of a 'Popular Mechanics' approach.
So many builds require a bit of welding or accurate machining; not helpful.
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Hi Dan

What sort of stuff were you thinking about? I have various books and articles on jigs and templates from hand held router stuff to industrial pin router templating as well as a couple of books on more generel (i.e. not router related) jigs and fixtures



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My first recommendation would be to go to your local library, and see what they have. Second, would be to go to a good used book store, and see what they have. Third, return to the used book store, as they tend to have a lot of turnover.

That way you can actually look at books that have what interests you, and see if you want a copy or not. It can be surprising how a book that was widely recommended doesn't have what you want once you have already bought a copy.

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