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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books (31 Jan. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852428375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852428375
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tubal Cain was the pen name of engineer and craftsman Tom Walshaw, the writer of many best-selling home workshop and model engineering guides

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Evans on 9 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as i needed something to use in the workshop and that could fit in my tool box. The information within the book is very helpful and set out clearly. Also the picture and diagrams aid with the practical use of the book.
One thing though is that the book gets quite scientific in parts, this is not a criticism, although personally speaking i did not need it to get so in-depth. But i have learnt alittle more about metals and thier treatments.
So i would recommend it to anyone interested and beginning to work with metals. This will cover the basics of heat treatments very well and will also give some scientific background, to back up practical knowledge.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 27 Jun. 2010
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As a metalworker (primarily a blacksmith) with a need and interest in the metallurgy behind the processes i'm covering, this is an invaluable resource tool, covering everything it states in the title.

Very approachable, linking up the visuals of what is occurring, right through to the changes at the atomic level of the different metals.

Diagrams, photographs (including colour) and sketches are well placed to aid a clear understanding.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M J Gearing on 30 May 2011
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To the normal high standard of the Workshop Practice series.
This is a must for anyone starting out and should also be on everyones shelf for reference, unless you can remember everything!
Covers every aspect of the topic in an easy to understand style, that is typical of this great master.
Having been involved with engineering for 40 years I found that after reading the chapter on Tempering there was a method so easy I can't understad why it's not common practice. Has worked for me with 100% success. In fact there's something to learn in every chapter.
Recommended without condition.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Clark on 31 Oct. 2008
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It's not too clear in the title but this book is specifically about treating steel, it does cover other materials briefly.
I had a basic understanding heat treatments before this book but did not understand why the steel changed when you heated and cooled it. The book starts with a nice history of working iron into steel and the different types of steel. It follows with lots of scientific detail as to what is happening in the metal when it is treated. For people with no background in science this might be a little hard going. However, the science is balanced with lots of practical details of how to do all of the different heat treatment of steel and when not to attempt this. The book is clearly written with good digrams and images.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Laughton on 18 Aug. 2010
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I find this series of books a little hit and miss, but this one (being written by "Tubal Cain") is a definite hit. Lots of useful information, a little metallurgical background, and a clear and informal presentation. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By john on 3 Oct. 2011
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a great and well made book and is a god send for anybody who is hardening or tempering or if they are just interested in metal work and the uses of diffrent metals
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ReviewMan VINE VOICE on 6 July 2008
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Tubal Cain covers all that he states that he will cover: and he does it with ease. One caveat: current legislation would suggest that unless you have electrical qualifications then it is best not to try and build some of the electrical equipment proposed in the book. Tubal intimates that perhaps we have gone too far in that respect, but from my youth I can recall that employers had little regard for health and safety issues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P Thompson on 24 Dec. 2012
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good book , though quite technical. will be a great book to keep for reference in this important metalwork skill
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