18 years ago
i've moved to italy, opened up a welding/machine shop.
the lack of (practical) technical information out here
is a crying shame. the "how-to"-type books i grew up with
in the U.S. libraries are non-existant. knowledge
is jealously with-held. i have no idea why.
no wonder the country is in shambles.
(maybe i'll get into publishing? :)
i took on an apprentice -- smart kid,
learning fast & i'd like to get him a Machinery's Handbook..
he has his books from techcollege -- none published after
1800 (A.D.), however. most of which are WAY too
theoretical to be of any use in a machine shop. (mine, at least)
speed/feed charts are for bone, wood, and stone tools.
Anyone know if the Machinery's Handbook
(any edition) has been translated into Italian?
if so, where can i order?
(I've checked out the Industrial Press website and
no mention of translated versions; no prompt email
replies from them either)
either that or i have to "learn 'em" to read english.