Machine Shop Practice, Vol. 2

Machine Shop Practice, Second Edition, Volume II

Karl H. Moltrecht (deceased)


This is the second volume of a two-book set (both books sold separately. For volume 1, click here.

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Machine Shop Practice, Second Edition, Volume I delivers nearly everything the apprentice or on-the-job professional needs to know about the intelligent and efficient operation of machine tools.



  • Includes over 760 illustrations and 70 tables in two volumes.
  • Offers sections on numerical control; grinding wheels (that includes the newest abrasive materials); single point cutting tools and tool wear; basic drilling machine setups; and formulas for estimating the power required for planing.
  • Provides detailed discussions on methods of setting up the workpiece on milling machines, horizontal boring machines, planers and shapers.


  • Shaper Construction.
  • Shaper Work.
  • Planers and Planer Work.
  • Milling Machine Construction.
  • Milling Cutters.
  • Milling Machine Operations.
  • Indexing.
  • Dividing Head Work.
  • Helical and Cam Milling.
  • The Horizontal Boring Machine.
  • Grinding Wheels.
  • Cylindrical Grinding.
  • Surface Grinding.
  • Cutter and Tool Grinding.
  • Numerical Controlled Machine Tools.
  • Surface Plate Work.