Measuring and Marking Metals


Model engineers and many small workshops do not need, or have access to, much of the sophisticated measuring equipment used in industry. Accurate marking out and measurement by more basic means at all stages of work are comprehensively described by an expert engineer.

ISBN: 978 085242 841 2
Author: Ivan Law


Although much of model engineering work is a matter of making one part to fit another and thus may obviate the need for the sophisticated means of measuring often called for in production engineering, the accuracy of a finished job begins with the exactness of the initial making out and continues with the accuracy of measurements made during the progress of the work. How to use measuring equipment and how to mark out work – not always the simple matter it might at first seem – are essential skills for any engineer and the purpose of this book is to show how they may be acquired and employed.

The author, Ivan Law, is a very experienced and much-respected engineer who will be known to many readers for, particularly, his lucid and practical demonstrations and explanations over many years at the annual International Model Show.

Contents: Concepts of Measurement; Rules and Calipers; Micrometers; Vernier Caliper Gauges; Dial Gauges; Angular Measurement; General Marking-Out Tools; Tools For Marking Castings, Forgings, etc; Marking Out Sheet Components; Interpreting Drawings; Summary; A Practical Exam.

Originally published in 1985 by Argus Books Ltd
Special Interest Model Books edition published 2002

210 x 148 mm
112 pages
60 black & white photographs
27 scale data