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Adding belt Drive to an X3 Mill

Adding belt Drive to an X3 Mill

In MEW 236 we featured an article by David Thomas on converting an X3 mill to belt drive. You can download the 3D PDFs here. Subscribers Only

Don't Do This at Home - A T-slotted Slide for a Mini Lathe

Don't Do This at Home - A T-slotted Slide for a Mini Lathe

Please be warned, this article involves scenes of severe cruelty to a small lathe, and set-ups that are decidedly risky. The author produced the subject of the article many years ago and has since learned how lucky he was to get away with it... Right-click and 'view image' to see bigger pictures and plans.

The Metal Master (Impetus) Machine Tool

The Metal Master (Impetus) Machine Tool

Once in a while someone designs something really innovative which at first sight you would think it would take the world by storm. Sadly because of entrenched viewpoints, vested interest and maybe a lack of marketing skills such good ideas do not always achieve the recognition they deserve. The Metal Master (Impetus) machine tool by David Urwick is one such innovation. It is still not clear to us why this idea did not take off. The machine is ideal for the small home machinist workshop and would avoid the somewhat larger investment in cash and the space required for multiple machines to achieve the same manufacturing capability. This is a reduced version of an article published in Model Engineers' Workshop Issue 225, February 2015, and includes a download link (below) for the most complete documentation for the Metal Master.

George Round's Home-Made Lathe

George Round's Home-Made Lathe

Over the years Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop have featured many home-built tools, not least several lathes. In 1959 Model Engineer ran a six part series on an impressive 3 1/2" centre height lathe built by George B. Round. Subscribers Only

Stepperhead Lathe Construction - Technical Notes

Stepperhead Lathe Construction - Technical Notes

These technical notes have been prepared by Alan Jackson to complement his series on the Stepperhead Lathe which appears in Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine, issues 188-210, 218-219, 223-224. Subscribers Only

Lathe Bearings

Lathe Bearings

In The Model Engineer, issue 2427 of November 27 1947, E.H. Doughty, then Chief Technical Engineer of British Timken Ltd. wrote a lengthy technical letter to refute and address some of the adverse comment that had been made about roller bearings.

3-Phase Conversion and Other Alternative Methods of Powering a Mini-Lathe

3-Phase Conversion and Other Alternative Methods of Powering a Mini-Lathe

After much experimentation with different ways of powering my mini-lathe on a keep it going basis, I finally decided to go the whole hog and install an inverter and 3-phase motor – to give me variable frequency drive. This is the whole story.

Machine Tool Manuals - A Library

Electronic versions of out of print and hard to find machine tool manuals

Two Unimat 3 saddle stops

Two Unimat 3 saddle stops

Maurice Rhodes comes to a dead stop

Unimat 3 fine feed belt looper

Unimat 3 fine feed belt looper

Maurice Rhodes eases his belt on

Fitting a digital readout to a Myford series 7 lathe

Fitting a digital readout to a Myford series 7 lathe

Tony and Alan Ward describe how to fit an Allendale digital readout to a Myford ML7 lathe

An automatic carriage stop for a Prazimat lathe.

An automatic carriage stop for a Prazimat lathe.

Jim Whetren adds a useful carriage stop to his small lathe.

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An automatic carriage stop for a Prazimat lathe.

Jim Whetren adds a useful carriage stop to his small lathe.

Fitting a digital readout to a Myford series 7 lathe

Tony and Alan Ward describe how to fit an Allendale digital readout to a Myford ML7 lathe

Unimat 3 fine feed belt looper

Maurice Rhodes eases his belt on

Two Unimat 3 saddle stops

Maurice Rhodes comes to a dead stop

Machine Tool Manuals - A Library

Electronic versions of out of print and hard to find machine tool manuals

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