Machining is the process of removing material with a high degree of precision. Machinists usually work with metal, but may work with plastic, foam, wood or even ceramics.
It takes special equipment to machine hard materials. This book deals with the Milling Machine. A milling machine looks a lot like a drill press. But unlike a drill press, which moves only up and down, the milling machine can also cust sideways.
Whether you are interested in a career as a machinist, building parts as a hobby, or just curious, I hope you find the activities in this manual to be enjoyable and interesting.