Machine Shop Essentials is an absolute must for the manual machining newbie, or CNC people wanting to delve into the manual world. The common sense in-depth information, coupled with the remarkable illustrations by Pamela Tallman, give the reader a really big heads up. Particularly those interested in doing machining operations for prototype developments, industrial model making, instrument making, custom motorcycle or car building and the like. But having said that, there's also plenty of good information, resources and tips for the machinist who's been "over, under, around and thru the chips".
The Machine Shop Essentials book is a great tool to add to your necessary collection
of machinists tools."