Metalworking FAQ/Compendium

This will someday become the Web home of the FAQ and other information for the UseNet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking. The original FAQ has grown to almost absurd proportions, and contains answers to questions that are not actually frequently asked. My intent is to first place all the original FAQ information here on the Web, then trim the FAQ and allow this Web version to grow into more of a compendium or encyclopedia.

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If not specified, units will be in inches, pounds, USA dollars, and so on. However, I'm trying to be as universal as I can!

Jim Kirkpatrick, jimkirk at

William Gray maintains an excellent web site called the Metal Web News (MWN), It contains articles and other metalworking information that isn't directly related to the FAQ.