This classic book features a richly illustrated, intensely visual treatment of basic machine tool technology and related subjects, including measurement and tools, reading drawings, mechanical hardware, hand tools, metallurgy, and the essentials of CNC. Covering introductory through advanced topics, Machine Tool Practices is formatted so that it may be used in a traditional lab-lecture program…


It seems almost too good to be true: make high-value organic compost while generating reliable combustion-free heat. But it works, and this book is your practical introduction. With detailed case studies of large scale engineered systems and plans for constructing small DIY systems, you’ll find step-by-step illustrations and photos to guide you through the process….