Does anybody know where South Bend's "How to Run a Lathe" can be
downloaded? There are lots of people selling CD/DVD copies on
Ebay, but I hate to pay someone for intellectual property they
don't own themselves.
Lindsay Books has it. By the time you print it off, paper, ink
cartridges, etc. cheaper to buy the hard copy. I've delt with
them for many years and all their books are first rate, although
some can be a little strange.
I don't think South Bend ever intended to make any money off of "How to Run
a Lathe". They sent me a copy for free when I called to get some details
about my 10K.
BTW that was an amazing call. The little old lady that answered the phone
pulled the card on my 30 year old lathe and told me everything except what
the assembler had for lunch that day.
Coincidence - my copy of "How to run a lathe" turned up in the mail
this morning. 1942 edition. A reprint by Lindsey Books. Cost me $20,
including postage. Worth every cent. Was recommended to me by someone
on this group - thanks for that.
I also downloaded some of the SouthBend stuff from Ed Williams site -
interesting, but , probably due to my age, I MUCH prefer a nice paper
copy of textbooks/manuals - easier to annotate, and certainly easier to
keep on the bench next to you.
So, by all means go electronic if you like - BUT most of the reference
books and manuals I use in my daily work as an electronics technician
(and beginning machinist) are paper. And in cases like this where the
book is cheap, why bother downloading and printing it out?
PS - the 1917 edition had some great projects, pity you cant get the
castings they were selling for the same price......
I don't disagree -- but it's nice to review books before
deciding whether or not they're worthwhile to buy if a
hard copy is useful. What makes anybody think I was
planning to print it out?
Andrew VK3BFA wrote:
Thanks especially to Jim Stewart for pointing me to some
excellent free and legal resources for downloading.
I'm really surprised at all the mean-spirited responses I
received. * There is nothing wrong with downloading legal, non-copyrighted
material from the Internet, EVEN if old hard copies exist. That's
not being "cheap". It's practical and useful.
* Downloading material that is not governed by copyright is legal.
It's not stealing.
I own an Internet Service Provider. We are *very* consciencious
about enforcing copyright violations. For people to insinuate
that I was trying to steal is mean spirited and ignorant. I also
have lots of bandwidth (and low cost printing if I want it)
available. So YOU might think an old beat up hard copy is better.
But that might not be true for me.
I hope some of the people who responded in such a negative way
will think more before posting in the future. If you want to
be our moral guardians and the cops of the world, get your facts