This journeyman's collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster! It is written for hobbyists, apprentices, journeymen, foremen, engineers, and small shop owners alike, whether they are doing machining, welding, or fabricating. It covers hundreds of shop-tested techniques. It features hundreds of 4-color photographs. It fully integrates text and photographs. It provides wide range of topics. It includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop. It is written from a folksy, personal perspective. This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers' attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. It is perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. Users will learn about: The shop environment; basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigometry, and angles; setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes; manual and CNC mills; welding; flame straightening; sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles; and sanding, grinding, and abrading.