Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen [Read Full Story]
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Free plan for converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. [Read Full Story]
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Claude B. Reeve was a most prolific amateur maker of clocks and Malcolm Wild has spent years trying to find out where almost forty of those beautiful clock are now, with very limited success. He writes about those he has managed to trace.
Ron Wright continues a fascinating series about the theory and mechanics of transmission, focussing on the epicycle gear train. The article is expertly illustrated with diagrams to clarify the text.
Traction engine rallies also take place in miniature and Derek Brown photographed a long established rally in Eastern England. Our front cover this time is taken from that feature.
For the active model engineer following the marine engine by Chris Walter we have the next instalment and Ian Couchman manufactures more of the internal components of his threshing drum.
For CNC enthusiasts Peter King gives more practical advice for those at the early stages of their new ‘career’ and Robert Hobbs makes progress on rebuilding locomotives for display. All this and plenty more!
An unmissable read as always.
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Photos of members work in progress and finished projects
Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
POLY-V BELTS AND PULLEYS Multi-groove pulleys offer many advantages over deep groove pulleys, Michael Haughton explains their use.
MAKING AND BUILDING THE ACUTE SHARPENING SYSTEM John Ashton completes the semi-machined kit for Eccentric Engineering’s pantograph based sharpener.
ROTARY TABLE MOUNTING PLATE A mounting fixture for the Sherline Rotary Table from Glenn Bunt.
MILLING TABLE ALIGNMENT BLOCKS Chris Gabel describes his technique for getting things square.
SCREWMEZ The first of this issues free downloads – a utility to simplify the three-wire technique for accurately measuring screw threads by Pete Worden.
NO LIMITS: GEORG SCHLESINGER The man who derived a standard system for the testing of machine tools by Alan Bester.
STEPPER DRIVE FOR A LATHE CROSS SLIDE Chris Gabel adds a computerised drive to his Warco 250 lathe.
A GEAR CALCULATOR Our second free download is Dave Penney’s gear calculator which will crunch all the numbers for making gears including for buttons used in making form cutters.
A LOOK AT DRILL SHARPENING Jacques Maurel uses 3D CAD to help work out just what is going on when we sharpen a drill.
POWER DOWNFEED FOR A CHESTER CHAMPION Adding a powered z-axis to a Chester Champion with John Crammond.
GEARCUTTER The next instalment of Alan James Aldridge’s series on building a ‘Jacobs’
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