I've asked a fair amount of questions here over the years and have always gotten very good help, So to return a little bit back, I'd like to recommend some books that I've learned a lot from. I'm hoping others will list there favorite machinist's books too. All of these books will help the beginner and the very experienced. So here's my favorites.
"The Model Engineers Worshop Manual" By George H. Thomas.
"Workshop Techniques" By the same author.
All three "Machinist's Bedside Reader" books by Guy Lataurd.
"How to Run a Lathe" By South Bend Lathes.
"Machinery's Handbook" Any current or older copy is a must in my opinion.
Also a lot of the hard cover books published by our host's here "Village Press"
So would anybody else like to list there own favorites? I'm sure a person new to machining would appreciate a list of books that are well worth buying.