What's Inside

The Machinist's Cookbook


Important Stuff


How to Use This Book


Small bites that tease your tastebuds


Coolants and Lubricants

For when you need more than beer

Hot and Cold Beverages

Tool Dips

So thick they break wussy chips

Hot and Cold Dips


3- and 4-Jaw Chuck Roasts and other big hunks of meat

Beef and Port


Made with mystery parts that, trust me, you don't want to know about

Ground Beef and Sausage


One tail you don't have to chase

Poultry Recipes


Don't let these big ones get away

Fish and Shellfish Recipes


Gas up with this tasty fuel

Mexican Food

Bit of Italy

You won't be hungry again for days

Italian Food

Hot Quenching Agents

Hot soups for cold, 3-Dog Nights

Soups and Chowders

Side Mills

Meat just gets lonely without these

Salads and Side Dishes

Milling Vices

Forget gluten-free

Bread, Biscuits and Muffins


There are a lot of desserts because machinists are such sweet guys

Cakes, Pies, Cookies and Candy

Brake for Breakfast

Start your day the machinist way.

Breakfast Casseroles, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Bacon, Waffles & Panckaes

Cooking Charts

Meat Roasting Temperatures

Emergency Substitutions

Measuring Equivalents

Food Equivalents

Cooking Terms

MSDSs for the Kitchen

For the non-fancy assed, Fancy-Assed Food Terms

Manual of Cooking Terms

List of All Recipes

Find it fast and see what's in it

Recipe Index

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The Machinist’s Cookbook combines good food and good fun with over 220 recipes, each served with a large dollop of machine shop humor.

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The Engineers' Workshop (UK), June, 2005

In almost all respects, this volume is a complete contrast, being 500 plus pages of bang up to-date material.

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Guy Lautard, Author of The Machinist's Bedside Readers

Machine Shop Essentials is an excellent book which presents a wide array of basic machinist's know-how...Even from a brief look through it, I learned some new things....

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