101 Metalworking Projects!

101 Metalworking Projects is a 221 page book by L.C. Petersen, a true master of metallurgy and metalwork of his time. L.C. Petersen was a master toolmaker in addition to being a draftsmen and metalwork teacher and student...

The original book called '101 Metalworking Projects' was published in 1929 and has long since gone out of print. It is very difficult to source anywhere.

You would think that a book published in 1929 would have information that is so dated that it wouldn't be worth your time or effort to read or study. However, you will be pleasantly surprised at how valid it is today.

The 221 page book (it's more like a manual) '101 Metalworking Projects' is soft cover format. And it is very well organized. It is organized so that a novice or beginning metalshaper can start with the first project and take the information and experience they learn from it on to the next metalwork project, and so on down the line of projects.

You will not find the type of projects and lessons in this book anywhere else. And by the time you finish some of the projects you will be a very knowledgeable and able metalworker.

All of the '101 Metalworking Projects' have illustrations, drawings, and a tools and materials needed list...

For example, each metalwork project follows this format:

  • Subject and Uses: Peterson explains what the metalwork tool or project is, and what it's uses are.
  • Object Of Lesson: What you will learn from the exercise (building the thing).
  • Tools and Equipment: What tools you'll need to build the project.
  • Materials Required: What type of metal you'll need and how much of it.
  • Procedure: The exact step by step guide to building your project.
  • Questions: (Teachers will like this) At the end of each project or lesson there are several questions to answer which makes you think about and understand the project in more detail. This is more of a lesson plan for teachers.

Here's a section taken out of the 'Preface' of this book:

"The author's many years of experimentation and observation as toolmaker, draftsman, university student, and teacher of art-metal work and machine-shop practice to high-school and university students, furnishes the background for the book.

The series of 101 metal projects, each a separate unit with complete working drawings and directions, is so arranged that the beginner starting with the first problem, upon its completion, will find that he can put this experience to practical use in the second problem, and so on through all the jobs. The sequence, however, need not be adhered to rigidly when omission seems to be advisable.

It is firmly believed that the methods of the projects and their sequence in the book are based upon principles that are pedagogically and practically sound. Each project was put through the careful test of time and experience before being given a place in the series."

The reason I am making '101 Metalworking Projects' available is because the projects, information, and lessons are exceptionally valuable and it would be a shame if this excellent book was forgotten and never used.

I had it manually scanned, cleaned up, and formatted into a very clean version of the original. I am very confident that you will find it to be a wonderful asset in your metalworking journey.

This book is so well organized that if a novice or beginner were to start with the first project and finally complete all 101, this person would be able to create just about anything from metal...

Here's Who '101 Metalworking Projects' Is For:

  • The home metalworker who likes to make stuff for fun will find this an invaluable resource because you can create handy tools and household goods that your friends and family will admire or find very useful.
  • You can even make these projects and sell them for a nice profit! Many of these projects are unique in design (with an old world flavor) that is very appealing to people today.
  • If you are a teacher you will like the way this metalworking projects are laid out logically, making your job of teaching the projects much easier.

Here is the list of 101 Metalworking Projects that you will discover (and just one of them is worth your small investment in this quality book):

  • 1. Scriber..... 3
  • 2. Spring Cotter..... 4
  • 3. Tweezers..... 4
  • 4. Door Hook and Staples.... 5
  • 5. Box Corners..... 6
  • 6. Name Plate..... 7
  • 7. Pin Tray..... 8
  • 8. Ink-Bottle Holder..... 10
  • 9. Card Salver..... 11
  • 10. Belt Awl..... 12
  • 11. Bench Knife..... 13
  • 12. Candlestick..... 14
  • 13. Metal Box..... 17
  • 14 Flat-nose Tongs..... 20
  • 15. Clip Paper Holder.....21
  • 16. Funnel..... 23
  • 17. Coping-Saw Frame..... 24
  • 18. Paper Knife.... 26
  • 19. Brass Scale..... 27
  • 20. Oblong Desk Tray..... 29
  • 21. Round Copper Bowl.... 30
  • 22. Pancake Turner..... 32
  • 23. Garden Trowel..... 34
  • 24. Screw Driver..... 36
  • 25. Hasp and Staples..... 37
  • 26. Lamp Bracket..... 39
  • 27. Art-Metal Tongs..... 42
  • 28. Electric Motor..... 43
  • 29. Electric Bell..... 46
  • 30. Electric Soldering Iron..... 50
  • 31. Pocket Wrench..... 53
  • 32. Dividers..... 54
  • 33. Inside Caliper..... 55
  • 34. Hermaphrodite Caliper..... 57
  • 35. Outside Caliper Page..... 58
  • 36. Combination Caliper..... 59
  • 37. Gauge for Drill Points..... 61
  • 38. Pocket Square..... 63
  • 39. Parallel and Centering Ruler..... 64
  • 40. Standard Sizing Blocks..... 65
  • 41. Lamp Shade..... 67
  • 42. Reading Lamp..... 69
  • 43. Extension Bracket..... 71
  • 44. Bevel..... 74
  • 45. Screw Gauge..... 75
  • 46. Master Snap Gauge..... 77
  • 47. Hack-Saw Frame..... 79
  • 48. Riveting and Brad Hammer.....81
  • 49. Straight and Taper Turning..... 83
  • 50. The 60-Degree Center..... 86
  • 51. Machine and Planer Bolts..... 88
  • 52. Stub Arbor..... 89
  • 53. One-Inch Mandrel..... 91
  • 54. Cup Center..... 93
  • 55. Spur Center..... 94
  • 56. Hand Clamp..... 95
  • 57. Automatic Drift..... 97
  • 58. Bench Vise..... 99
  • 59. Clamp Dog..... 102
  • 60. Plumb Bob..... 103
  • 61. Wiggler Indicator..... 105
  • 62. Telescope Jack..... l08
  • 63. Machinist's Clamp..... 110
  • 64. Antifriction Tail Center..... 112
  • 65. Marking and Depth Gauge..... 115
  • 66. Frictionless Pipe Center..... 117
  • 67. Clamping Jack..... 119
  • 68. Right- and Left - hand Threads.....122
  • 69. Cup Centering Tool..... 124
  • 70. Planer Jack..... 125
  • 71. Surface Gauge..... 129
  • 72. Ball-Crank and Handle Turning..... 132
  • 73. Grooved Pulley..... 134
  • 74. Plug Stud Arbor..... 136
  • 75. Compensating Shaft Coupling..... 138
  • 76. Screw Mandrel..... 140
  • 77. Auto-Rim Push-Pull Jack..... 143
  • 78. Hammer Heads..... 146
  • 79. Centering Hand Chuck..... 148
  • 80. Tap Socket Wrench..... 150
  • 81. Lathe-Tool Setting Gauge..... 152
  • 82. Machinist's Hammer with Metal Handle..... 155
  • 83. Hand Vises..... 157
  • 84. Eccentric Turning..... 159
  • 85. Tool Post..... 161
  • 86. Gang Arbor..... 163
  • 87. Crank Turning..... 165
  • 88. Tailstock Clamp Screw..... 167
  • 89. Drill Chuck..... 168
  • 90. Large Tap Wrench..... 171
  • 91. Back Counterbore..... 174
  • 92. Planer Stops..... 176
  • 93. Universal Joint.... 179
  • 94. Expansion Arbor..... 181
  • 95. Three-Step Cone Pulley..... l83
  • 96. Heavy Screw Jack..... 186
  • 97. Toolmaker's Vise..... 189
  • 98. Sine Bar..... 192
  • 99. V-Blocks..... 194
  • 100. (A) Bench and Drill- Press Vise..... 198
  • 100. (B) (B) Rapid-Action Bench Vise..... 203
  • 101. Punch Press..... 206

Legal Stuff: Buyer agrees that 101 Metalworking Projects are for their personal use only and may not be copied or resold in any form. All information are made without any guarantee on the part of the publisher, editors, contributors and authors, who also disclaim any liability incurred in connection with the use of the plans or information in the plans whatsoever.

Disclaimer: THERE IS NO WARRANTY NEITHER WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THESE projects. NO REFERENCE TO ANY SPECIFIC MANUFACTURE IS AUTHORIZED OR IMPLIED.