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Kimini book plug

Post by stankoprowski » 18 Aug 2011, 07:29


You got a plug for your Kimini book in the "MC-chassis-design Digest, Vol 57, Issue 33" group.


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Re: Kimini book plug

Post by Midlana1 » 18 Aug 2011, 09:21

hah, have a link?

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Re: Kimini book plug

Post by stankoprowski » 19 Aug 2011, 08:14

Here's the link:
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And here's a copy of the post:

* To: MC-CHASSIS-DESIGN Mailing List <mc-chassis-design@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Subject: Re: [MC-CHASSIS-DESIGN] Books on sheet metal working machinery
* From: "Michael Moore" <mmoore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:19:40 -0700
* In-reply-to: <8c9bdebc9c3c62b21aef595c53a80b9b.squirrel@localhost>
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Hi Mark,

I guess I got enough "why would I spend $XXX on a book?"
questions that it is easy to come up with an "if you have to ask you
probably shouldn't buy it" answer.

I've got reference books, but I've got a lot more books that I own
because they are interesting reads. Books like "Kimini"

may be expensive, and I'm not going to build a car, but I still got a
lot of enjoyment out of it and I can always reread it if I get the urge
to do so.

None of the non-fiction reading material that surrounds me had any
relevance to my making money or what I did for work, so using "no
relevance to what I do at work" as a criterion for book buying is a
foreign concept to me. :-)

If "how did industry and craftsmen deal with the problem of shaping
sheet metal" doesn't interest a person, they probably aren't going
to feel they get their money's worth from Timothy's books. I'll admit
that the section on wheeling machines got a bit long for me
because there was a lot of historical information about different
mfgrs of very similar machines and I've built a couple and am not
likely to become a collector of them. But that sank to the "mildly
interesting" level, not the "wish I'd not bought this volume" level.
Other sections had me thinking "I'd like to try this in my garage,
could I do that?"

Similar format books typically go for about $30 for a 200-240 page
soft cover so these seemed a bit high but not outlandishly so. And
these are not as much of a mass-market publication as the less
expensive ones.

As with John and Tony's books and the Kimini books I think there's
a factor for me that more of the money I'm spending is going to the
person who put forth the effort to provide me something
interesting/useful to read, and I can treat the somewhat higher
price as justified that way.


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