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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    At least it's available.

    There's a book I want that is out of print but still in copyright, so it's a case of "I can't get it, but I can't copy it". Author is still alive, but doesn't seem to be interested in reprinting it.

    Actual selling prices range from $650 to $1,100.

    Steve
    What's the book?

    Y'all never know, someone may have a copy to part with...

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    Im hoping so. Thanks for everyone's input so far, it gets entertaining at the least.

    Perhaps getting into one of mr Kings classes would be a wise move also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gresh125 View Post
    Im hoping so. Thanks for everyone's input so far, it gets entertaining at the least.

    Perhaps getting into one of mr Kings classes would be a wise move also.
    That seems a better use of the money than buying a copy of the book, honestly.

    Getting some supervised, hands-on training is liable to get you farther ahead, than reading a bunch of pretty dry stuff that does not necessarily mean anything to you as you go over it.

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    I have found my copy.
    Brand new, sitting on the shelf never used.

    Who want's it, for how much ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    I have found my copy.
    Brand new, sitting on the shelf never used.

    Who want's it, for how much ?



    I have 18 bucks invested in mine bought new in 1969

    Here is a perfect description of the contents

    a bunch of pretty dry stuff
    I guess the most cogent bit is the fact that it makes clear the necessity of involving the mind in minute by minute evaluation of WHAT needs doing and what DOESN'T need doing. Not at all something one can appreciate or even begin to comprehend standing beside a master in the process

    Like....working mightily on a 4" X 8" section approaching 32 points when right there beside it is a three point area - a simple waste of time

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    I gave $40.00 for mine new in 1968, at Smith & Butterfields in Evansville,In. It s the 1955 edition.

    JH

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    Maybe itís because I read a lot of textbooks or Iím a generally boring guy, but I donít find Connelly all that bad. Itís pointed, direct and has absolutely no fluff. You do need a bit of an understanding of mechanical accuracy to know where heís going most of the time though. So I would agree with others mentioning that itís not a beginnerís book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    Hmm. Borrow it and hire a monk to copy it, then wall the monk up inside his cell.....
    Been tried.

    All we got out of it was a bonding, grounding, EMI & RFI expert with a fondness for two-wheelers, wooden RPC's...... and a terminal case of "TDS".

    Go figure we'd get a "monk" with a built-in "key".

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    Yeah he's terminal all right, as of monday. Let the blubbering commence.

    My copy of Connelly is a '96 printing, and only lists the publisher in the copyright statement - Machine Tool Publications from St. Paul.

    Original printing was 1955. Again, before the internet... unless you count semaphore flags and I know you do.

    I don't find it that dry - and less so than I did since I've done a few projects. This thread has convinced me to dust off the copy and go
    back through it. And then seal it up in a nitrogen dry box afterwards.

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    I have one here dad bought new back around 1965. I wore it out reading the dull stuff... sure beat grade school reading back then. Teachers never understood my passion with machine tools back then. Yeah the book is in rough shape, pages are still in tack. One of our dogs from child hood took a dump on it. Or was that the Henry Ford Shop Theory book, I can't remember.... Oh, it's not for sale!!! Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    What's the book?

    Y'all never know, someone may have a copy to part with...
    You think I want to tell everyone here so it will drive the price up higher?

    It's not a machining book.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    You think I want to tell everyone here so it will drive the price up higher?

    It's not a machining book.

    Steve
    <sigh> Really?

    I was interested.

    And I thought that, given the diversity of interests around here, you might get a hit. Hell, I have two pallets of boxed books I inherited, I might even have a copy.

    As for driving the price up, too late for that.

    Dude, I'm not asking which bar your wife hangs around in when you are away, I'm asking about a book you apparently want, but not bad enough to actually yell anyone about....

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    Get thee to a public library and request the book by interlibrary loan. Where I live, that's free but your library system might charge you a token amount. This will put the book in your hands for a month. You can read it cover-to-cover and decide if it's worth the investment.

    I recommend this for all pricey technical books. Most of the time I find either I get all I need in a month or that the book wasn't really what I wanted.

    metalmagpie

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalmagpie View Post
    Get thee to a public library and request the book by interlibrary loan.
    My library had their own copy of "foundations of mechanical accuracy", but it disappeared and the library has no idea what happened to it.

    Steve

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    I very much second seeing if a library can get it loaned to them, I'm currently reading it on loan from a library of a university in Virginia. the book is in terribly rough shape and the spine is barely holding onto the front cover, but it has all its pages and I'm doing my best not to accidentally harm the book any further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    <sigh> Really?

    I was interested.

    And I thought that, given the diversity of interests around here, you might get a hit. Hell, I have two pallets of boxed books I inherited, I might even have a copy.

    As for driving the price up, too late for that.

    Dude, I'm not asking which bar your wife hangs around in when you are away, I'm asking about a book you apparently want, but not bad enough to actually yell anyone about....

    Are your books industry related, and if so, are any for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffm8622 View Post
    Are your books industry related, and if so, are any for sale?
    I have a wide range of older machine shop and machine tools history tomes, as well as a wide selection of stuff relating to model making casting, foundry practice, low tech stuff such as would be handy to have in a manual for say, Peace Corps volunteers, and a pile of other stuff, covering a wide variety of mostly shop related or craftsmanship type subjects.

    I REALLY need to sort the stuff out and clear some to good homes!

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    Hey, Navy Guy!

    If you have not found a source yet, PM me with an address to send to. I'm pretty sure I can dig it out in a day or less of looking through my stuff.

    Cover postage, and I'll loan it to you. Send it back if you think it'll serve you less well than other stuff. Otherwise, we'll talk!

    Might be able to pull up some other scraping (NOT!!!! Scrapping!!!!) stuff!

    I'm not biased against the Navy, I just never wanted to be in it! :P

    My Great Grand Dad was in the Royal Navy, and I was in a former Navy Squadron in the more or less modern Canadian Forces...

    If you are still around.....

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    Most of us regard 'price' different than 'value'.
    Laying out $XXX for 1 complete volume of information, that might take 4 to equal is a normal perspective.
    Having a copy of So & So reflects an investment; a small percentage, compared to what needs spent for specific tools TO DO that work.

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    in 1979 i went to a city collage i was taking a automatic transition class the text book at the time was about $40 there were a few students that cried about the cost of the book i loved what the instructor told them if you think of it as just a book to set on a shelf then yes $40 mite be a wast of money but if you use it to do a job then its a tool and you have to pay for your tools


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