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R W
10-17-2007, 11:51 PM
Can anyone recommend any books on operating a hoizontal mill? something
along the line of "How to Run a Lathe".
Thank You,
R W.

chrisfournier
10-18-2007, 12:07 AM
General Industrial Machine Shop by Harold V. Johnson is a good place to start. It'll get you going.

QSIMDO
10-18-2007, 09:33 AM
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heavysteamer
10-18-2007, 09:50 AM
I have a book about horizontal mill operation put out by Brown & Sharp. It's very good and probably went through many printings. I think mine is about 80 years old and has a sticker on it warning not to keep it in the office. Of course this copy was kept in the office all those years since it is in perfect condition. I wish I could remember the title, but it is something like Milling Machine operations. There should be used copies around in old book stores.

andy_b
10-18-2007, 10:38 PM
I have a book about horizontal mill operation put out by Brown & Sharp. It's very good and probably went through many printings. I think mine is about 80 years old and has a sticker on it warning not to keep it in the office. Of course this copy was kept in the office all those years since it is in perfect condition. I wish I could remember the title, but it is something like Milling Machine operations. There should be used copies around in old book stores.

B&S has several good books on milling operations (mainly because they made several good milling machines). heck, each of their machine manuals is a good machining reference. the book you are probably thinking of is "Practical Treatise on Milling and Milling Machines". my copy also has that large sticker on the front that states:

NOTICE. We respectfully request that THIS TREATISE BE GIVEN TO THE OPERATOR OF THE MACHINE AND NOT RETAINED IN THE OFFICE. This book was published primarily for the operator and not for the office man, and the best results can be obtained only by having the operator familiar with its contents.

it is also humorous to note that my copy (from 1940) was also obviously always in the office, since it is in perfect condition. the spine isn't even creased. :)

andy b.

lazlo
10-18-2007, 11:06 PM
Here's the Brown and Sharpe "A Treatise on the Construction and Use of Milling Machines":
http://www.openlibrary.org/details/treatiseonconstr00browrich

Heres the "Textbook of Advanced Machine Work" that JTiers recommended in a previous thread (Lindsay sells a reprint). Amusingly, Microsoft scanned it, and every page has the footnote "Digitized by Microsoft" :)

Chapter 10 is all about horizontal milling:
http://www.openlibrary.org/details/textbookofadvanc00smituoft

...and here's the Cincinnati "A Treatise on Milling and Milling Machines":
http://www.openlibrary.org/details/treatiseonmillin00cincrich

I have the modern update of the Cincinnati book -- it's the GrandDaddy of all milling texts: close to 1,000 pages, many of which covers horizontals.