With this book, the handy homeowner goes back to school to learn how to tackle metal working projects and repairs around the house, saving money and guaranteeing good results. From installing and maintaining galvanized metal rain gutters and downspouts, to repairing and augmenting ductwork for hot air heating systems, to cutting and joining iron and copper pipe for plumbing repairs and installations, Metal Working will help the handy homeowner tackle many of these tasks himself. Although home metal working is t as widespread as woodworking, many home workshops include metal working equipment. This book will give the reader a basic introduction to metal working tools, skills and techniques. Covering everything from understanding the differences among the various metals and their alloys, to cutting metal with a hacksaw, the reader will learn all the fundamentals of working with metal through to finishing surfaces by grinding, polishing and patinating.
John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor and a writer who specialises in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief for Fine Woodworking magazine and the author of several woodworking books. He currently serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing.