Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen [Read Full Story]
Mike Haughton sheds some light for those setting up a new workshop. [Read Full Story]
This free plan for a rear toolpost suits Myford and some other designs of 3 1/2" centre lathes. [Read Full Story]
This article by Mike Haughton in Model Engineers' Workshop 215 was well received. It's a very practi...
Following questions on the use of magnetic chucks for milling and turning, we have been supplied the...
This neat little filing machine is another design from Stan Bray, the original editor of Model Engin...
The Nicholson File Company has been producing guides to the use of files since at least 1878. Here a...
After much experimentation with different ways of powering my mini-lathe on a keep it going basis, I... Subscribers Only
These tables complement the article "Universal Thread Cutting on a Mini Lathe" by Neil Wyatt in Mode...
This year's Exhibition dates are 12, 13, 14 Decmber. See you there!
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Major Patrick Puttock won a Gold Medal at the 2013 MEX for his magnificent model of HMS Isis of 50 Guns. In this issue he starts his decsription of the history of the ship and the making of this beautiful model which features on the front cover this time.
Ashley Best explans and illustrates the making of the tramcar frame and body.
Cliff Almond resuemes his series on the design of a 7.25 inch gauge locomotive that was used in the Guinness plant in Dublin.
Also in this issue ... Your Index to Volume 212.
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Photos of members work in progress and finished projects
Discussions about tools and tooling used in the home workshop
Custom bikes will always have a fascination for hobby engineers, whether we make them or just spectate. So, in the cover story for this issue we’re delighted to bring you an article by Ken Sprayson on the design of motorcycle frames.
Bike fans can also look forward to our next issue, which will feature a contrasting article by Shaun Wainford on the very different approach he takes to producing his custom bikes, such as the Barbarian, largely using a CNC approach.
We can now bring you the concluding parts of Alan Jackson’s acclaimed Stepperhead lathe. Over the next two issues we will complete this description, and later Alan will return to describe the milling head and review his overall experience in using Stepperhead.
In this issue:
Also, David Clark continues his guide to milling for beginners, Stub Mandrel brings us another ‘made in an evening’ project – a depth gauge, and Henry Hicks describes his method for making traditional spade drills.
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This year’s Model Engineer Exhibition will be held over the 12, 13 and 14 December. What a marvellous opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping in one place? Last year’s exhibition was big success with numbers up and excellent feedback from visitors, exhibitors and traders. The new ‘Maker Fayre’ section was very popular and We are delighted to confirm that Marc Barto has agreed to organise its return again this year. For those of us who want to learn more about topics such as 3D-printing this is a great opportunity. The pictures show models from recent exhibitions.