Warning, warning, warning! Usefulness and value of the contents
notwithstanding, less than one percent of the folks who say they'll buy
something like this actually do. Not trying to insult anyone or their
intentions, but from my own personal experience on smaller projects, getting
help or commitments is harder than it sounds.
On the other hand, I myself would really like a book that takes me
beyond what I have. Most of what I've found is written for someone who's
drawing an arc for the first time but little beyond that, or worse, way
beyond that. I don't have time to go to the local college for welding class
to bring back what I learned 20 years ago, and even there most of what I
would learn would come after years into a welding career, which I don't
have. I have books from many years past, as well as a US Navy steelworkers
rate manual, which I really like. Too many drawings and black and white
pictures and not enough color photos in more detail, though. There's gobs
of "tribal knowledge" that never makes it into books. Maybe a book called
"What your mother never taught you about welding" or something. I will
state, for what its worth, that I would be far more likely to buy such a
book than anything else on the market.
| > I recommend that Ernie Leimkuhler writes one. I would buy two just so
| > can keep one in the safe.
| > Regards,
| > Boris Mohar
| > Got Knock? - see:
| > Viatrack Printed Circuit Designs
| The only way I could afford to write one is to presell it to have
| something to live on while writing it.
| That might work....have to think about it.