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The use of adhesives in the workshop can be something of a sticky subject - knowing when best to use chemical bonding, choosing the right one and using it correctly are all covered in a short article by Mick Knights who shares his experiences. And speaking of sharing experiences; Rafe Shirley was once a very young engineer, struggling to make a good job of a model traction engine when his Mentor changed things for ever by the loan of a … (read the story to find out!) Chris Boll brings his popular construction series, ‘BollAero 49’ to a close as he sets the aero engine in motion. Three more construction series are featured: Barclay Well Tanks, an Allan Brothers semi-diesel engine and the attractive little shunter, Southam. Bradford Model Engineering Society, being an active group of productive model engineers, puts on its own annual exhibition and the 2016 event was attended by Graham Astbury who brings us an illustrated report. There’s an addition piece about the cover feature; John Mills’ Merlin Band Clock, by the builder himself. Anthony Mount continues his in-depth review of the Warco WM16B milling machine and Martin Wallis concludes his visit to the traction engine rallies of summer 2016.



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In this month’s issue of Model Engineer’s Workshop we have an excellent article on how to make your own Wishbone Sharpener for small drills with Jacques Maurel’s new and very practical design.

If you have a long-cross slide Myford 7 lathes why not fit this useful rear Quick Change Tool Post described by Roger Vane. Lathe owners will also find Mike Haughton’s article on Chuck Backplates useful.

Owners of a popular milling machine will find Phil Dawe’s counterweight mechanism for an X2 mill a great boon. Laurie Leonard’s description of fitting a variable frequency drive to both a lathe and mill has something for everyone!

In It’s Model Engineering Jim, But Not as We Know It! join Neil Wyatt and explore the potential of 3d printing with a Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder.

Other practical projects include an improved tool height indicator - make a dial reading tool height gauge with this design from Warren Jacobs.

John Ashton concludes his how-to article on making universal screw modification fixture.

Mike Cox revisits his modified grinder, adding even more improvments.

A fascinating insight from the 19th century is given by the original patent drawing for a scissors knurl – with three wonderfully drawn variations any of which could be made in the home workshop.

In a handy application of theory to a real workshop problem, Roderick Jenkins leaps out of his bath to explain how a bowl of water can help you tell two metals apart.

Finally, Stephen Wessel looks in detail at making more unusual patterns in his second article on making complex castings.


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