The Machinist’s Cookbook combines good food and good fun with over 220 recipes, each served with a large dollop of machine shop humor.Read more
How to Use This Book
The Machinist's Cookbook
How to Use this Book
Read this before beginning. I know that reading the instructions first seems counterintuitive, but, what the hey, give it a shot.
Level of Difficulty: Rated from 1 to 4 Wrenches
Simple enough for a first-day apprentice.
Easy if you're not hung over
Not really hard, but mildly annoying, like boss who whistles.
Pain in the ass, but worth it.
Feeds and Speeds
Feeds and Speeds
Feeds: How many regular people vs. machinists it feeds
Speeds: How long the recipe takes to make
Removing the Mystery of "Cook Until Done"
Lightly Browned: Light toast color.
Browned: Dark toast color.
Caramelized: Really dark toast.
Carbonized: Burnt to a crisp. Throw it in the scrap bin and start again.
Cake Doneness: Insert a toothpick or cake tester into the center. If goopy batter sticks, it's not done. When no batter sticks, it's done. Do not leave in oven much beyond this point or you will make carbon. see above note about scrap bin.
Oven Preheat Temperature
Heat Treat Cycle
Thank you for reading excerpts from The Machinist's Cookbook. If you have enjoyed reading so far, please purchase the book from the link below.
- What's Inside
- How to Use This Book
- Chapter 1: Bits
- Chapter 2: Coolants and Lubricants
- Chapter 3: Tool Drips
- Chapter 4: Chucks
- Chapter 5: Grinders
- Chapter 6: Tailstock
- Chapter 7: Fishtails
- Chapter 8: Hex-Mex
- Chapter 9: Bit of Italy
- Chapter 10: Hot Quenching Agents
- Chapter 11: Side Mills
- Chapter 12: Milling Vices
- Chapter 13: Vices
- Chapter 14: Brake for Breakfast
- Cooking Charts
- Cooking Terms
- List of All Recipes
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