| Aircraft Sheet
Metal Work 1942 |
by Lindsay Publications
Have you ever
seen the smooth contours and perfect transitions on the skin of a DC-3? How
did they do that? Airplanes, like custom autos, are exquisite examples of
sheet metal craftsmanship. This book will show you how it was done in
blueprint reading; shop math; properties and standards of aircraft materials;
how to measure; templates; aircraft sheetmetal layout; how to cut sheet;
files and how to use them; forming, stamping, and hydraulic presses; drilling
and how to do it; how to rivet; jig assembly in modern aircraft factories;
skin fitting; spot welding; and shop projects.
to work sheet metal in the most basic terms. You'll see a man removing wrinkles
from a curved sheet using a planishing hammer and bumping stake. And a man
bending an extrusion to an irregular shape using a rawhide hammer over a
V block. Or a man using a bucking bar while riveting. Or a man using a vixen
file to rapidly trim an aluminum alloy sheet.
This is all
nuts-and-bolts how-to. No fancy theory or math. One of the best sheet metal
books I've ever seen. Just what you need to help you restore your Bugatti.
Or make a radio chassis or tool box. Excellent book. Get a copy. 5 1/2 x
8 1/2 paperback 285 pages