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Free Plan for Subscribers to Accompany MEW 253

Free Plan for Subscribers to Accompany MEW 253

This useful and well-designed Tailstock Turret by Alex du Pre accompanied issue 253 of Model Engineers' Workshop. Subscribers Only

Free Plan: A Fretsaw and Filing Machine

Free Plan: A Fretsaw and Filing Machine

Another design from Mt G. Gray. Following on from his lathe-mounted bandsaw this is a neat design for a filing machine that can also used with fretsaw blades. It first appeared in issue 12 of Model Engineers' Workshop, August/September 1992 - more details can be found by looking up this issue in the online archive*.

Free Plan: Four Jaw Chuck

Free Plan: Four Jaw Chuck

This excellent design is by Bob Loader, who wrote many excellent articles on accessories for Unimat lathes for Model Engineers' Workshop. This chuck is designed to be made on the small lathe, so it has rather unconventional construction. The accompanying details are in issue 11 of Model Engineers' Workshop, June/July 1992, available in the online archive*.

Using the CZ Metal Bender

Using the CZ Metal Bender

The CZ Metal Bender is a small but versatile device for bending relatively narrow sheet metal parts. Its flexibility mostly arises from its ability to bend complex shapes and to produce both small radii and relatively sharp bends.

Free Plan: A Toolmakers' Hammer

Free Plan: A Toolmakers' Hammer

Our latest free plan originally appeared in issue 8 of Model Engineers' Workshop, December 1991/January 1992. This design by Derek winks was described as 'unique' at the time, and though is is possible to purchase combined magnifier/hammers they seem to lack the elegance of this design.

Free Plan: A Simple Lathe

Free Plan: A Simple Lathe

Most of us who own a lathe with a centre height of 3 inches or more at times feel we would like a smaller one for those fiddly bits. This design for such a lathe by the late Mr J.T. Bergin appeared in issue 7 of MEW with the kind permission of Mrs Bergin.

Free Plan: A Simple to Use Dividing Device

Free Plan: A Simple to Use Dividing Device

This dividing device takes an unconventional approach. Designed by Al Longworth, it appeared in MEW issue 6, August/September 1991.

Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

This design by Alan Buttulph addresses the construction of a clutch for ML7 lathes. Ingeniously, by fitting the clutch to the countershaft, construction is relatively straight forward. The article, in Issue 5 of Model Engineers' Workshop that accompanies these plans is available in the archive on this website*.

Free Plan: Light Duty Filing Machine

Free Plan: Light Duty Filing Machine

This neat little filing machine is another design from Stan Bray, the original editor of Model Engineers' Workshop. It appeared in issue 4 of MEW, April/May 1991.

Nicholson The Guide to Files and Filing

Nicholson The Guide to Files and Filing

The Nicholson File Company has been producing guides to the use of files since at least 1878. Here are links to both one of the earliest and one of the latest versions of their guidance.

Free Plan: Swing Clear Rear Toolpost

Free Plan: Swing Clear Rear Toolpost

The rear tool holder, for multiple operations or rear parting off is not credited on the plan. I believe it was designed by Stan Bray who was the original editor of the magazine. It appeared in the autumn 1990 issue of MEW.

Free Plan: Rotary Table

Free Plan: Rotary Table

This simple but effective low-profile rotary table, designed by T. Daish, appeared in the summer 1990 issue of MEW.

Vice Squad Clampdown

Vice Squad Clampdown

Jim Whetren restrains his work

A Toothed Belt Drive for the Unimat 3

A Toothed Belt Drive for the Unimat 3

Maurice Rhodes gets into gear

A Look at number stamping

A Look at number stamping

Jim Whetren finishes off his engraved dials

A Poor Mans Linisher

A Poor Mans Linisher

Jim Whetren belts up

An Outsize Hasty Purchase

An Outsize Hasty Purchase

A Swivel Base for a Spin Indexer and Machine Vice

Swing Clear Threading and Boring Toolholder

Swing Clear Threading and Boring Toolholder

Jim Whetren takes a swing at boring work

Graduating to Quicker Scales

Graduating to Quicker Scales

Jim Whetren scribes his own lines

A milling head vertical alignment guide for the Unimat 3 lathe

A milling head vertical alignment guide for the Unimat 3 lathe

Maurice Rhodes improves his Unimat 3 vertical head

Top 5 Tools

Living with the Worden

Jim Whetren improves the Worden Mk. III Tool & Cutter Grinder

A Toothed Belt Drive for the Unimat 3

Maurice Rhodes gets into gear

A Look at number stamping

Jim Whetren finishes off his engraved dials

A Poor Mans Linisher

Jim Whetren belts up

Free Plan: A Clutch for the ML7 Lathe

This design by Alan Buttulph addresses the construction of a clutch for ML7 lathes. Ingeniously, by fitting the clutch to the countershaft, construction is relatively straight forward. The article, in Issue 5 of Model Engineers' Workshop that accompanies these plans is available in the archive on this website*.

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