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book: Heat Treatment by Richard Lofting (Crowood Metalworking Guides) in english, 128 pages,...more
book: Heat Treatment
by Richard Lofting (Crowood Metalworking Guides)
128 pages, 291 colour photographs,
260x215 mm, Hardback PPC
The ability to perform heat treatments in the home workshop can be a very useful asset, enabling you to make, repair and maintain tools, to anneal and normalize work-hardened metals, and even to create decorative finishes. Heat Treatment is a practical guide to this valuable range of workshop techniques and how to employ them safely and effectively.
Featuring step-by-step photography throughout, this book covers :
• An overview of metals and their properties
• Building a heat treatment oven for the home workshop
• A practical guide to case hardening, flame hardening and tempering
• Annealing and normalizing techniques
• Decorative finishes with colour case hardening, oil blacking and enamelling
Richard Lofting has been welding for over forty years in the workshop. He now restores vintage tractors and classic cars, and is a technical writer for Tractor and Farming Heritage Magazine.