Iron and Steel. Aluminium. Copper. Other Non-Ferrous Metals. Selecting Materials. Plastics. Wood. Refractory and Abrasive Materials. Jointing Materials. Cleaning, Etching, Pickling and Plating Fluids. Coatings, Fuels, Lubricants. Other Workshop Materials. Appendices: Safety. Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations. Metric/Imperial Conversion Tables. Useful Addresses. Bibliography.
Alex Weiss has a PhD in mechanical engineering and established his own home workshop more than forty years ago.