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Free Plan: A Metal Bender

Free Plan: A Metal Bender

If bending metal strip is a vice and hammer job in your workshop, then this metal bender designed by Terry Gould is worth considering. It was described in MEW 18, August/September 1993 which also contained the free plan reproduced here. See also the swivel base which was describved in teh same issue.

Wire Gauge to Imperial Sizes

Here is a very useful table of different wire gauge systems.

Jeff Thyer's Myford Gear Hobbing Attachment

Featured in MEW 258 and following issues, this ingenious attachment allows both ordinary spur gears and helical gears to be made on a Myford lathe.

Torsion Dynamometer

Download the Arduino Sketch for Silly Old Duffers's article on a Torsion Dynamometer in MEW 250 /255 using the link below.

FREE PLAN: A Drill Sharpening Jig

FREE PLAN: A Drill Sharpening Jig

Mr C M McEke (a member of Bristol SMEE) provided this novel design for a complete drill sharpening fixture, which was featured in a free plan given away with MEW 17, June/July 1993.

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

Improved Headstock Bearings for a Myford Super 7

Improved Headstock Bearings for a Myford Super 7

While many users are more than happy with the standard bearings fitted to Myford Super 7 lathes, some critics consider that roller bearings should have been fitted.

Digital Caliper Comparative Review

Digital Caliper Comparative Review

This review of different digital calipers was first published in MEW 248.

An Optical Finder

An Optical Finder

A useful article from the first issue of Model Engineer's Workshop by 'Bluey' - a pen-name of Stan Bray who was the first editor of MEW.

Joerg Hugel's Drill Performance Tables

Joerg Hugel's Drill Performance Tables

From this page you can download Jörg Hugel's spreadsheet investigating different drill grinding geometries, as well as a PDF document explaining how to use the spreadsheet.

A Top Slide for the Unimat 3

A Top Slide for the Unimat 3

This little topslide by D. Scroggins uses a novel approach to the dovetail slides. It first appeared in MEW issue 16, April/May 1993, more details can be found in the archive copy of this issue.

Silly Old Duffer's Arduino Indicator

Silly Old Duffer's Arduino Indicator

You can download the source code for Silly Old Duffer's Arduino Indicator system, featured in MEW 249, here.

A Sharpening Jig for End Mills and Slot Drills

A Sharpening Jig for End Mills and Slot Drills

A. Longworth describes a method of sharpening the end faces of end mills and slot drill for those who have no access to a tool and cutter grinder. Reprinted from Model Engineers' Workshop number 14.

Two Free Apps for every MEW Reader

Two Free Apps for every MEW Reader

This page hosts two free workshop Apps available to MEW readers and accompanied by articles in MEW issue 246 the 2016 Autumn Special.

The  Crayford Telescope Focuser

The Crayford Telescope Focuser

Many amateur astronomers and some model engineers will be familiar with the friction-drive Crayford focuser used on may telescopes, which is typically far superior to rack and pinion arrangements. They may not be aware that its inventor, John Wall, named it after the Crayford House Astronomical Society, of which he was a member.

A Heavy Duty Boring Bar Holder

A Heavy Duty Boring Bar Holder

In MEW 240, April 2016, Alistair Sinclair revisits an old design by D.H. Downie.

Dividing Head Calculation Spreadsheet

Dividing Head Calculation Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet allows you to easily identify a suitable number of holes and turns for dividing with any indexing head.

Corrected Dividing Tables for Vertex HV6 Dividing Head

Corrected Dividing Tables for Vertex HV6 Dividing Head

This is a corrected table giving correct figures for dividing with the vertex HV6 dividing head.

Minnie Traction Engine in 3D

Minnie Traction Engine in 3D

David Thomas was interested to see the online '3D models' for a belt drive modification to an X3 Mill. He thought that his detailed model of L.C. Mason's Minnie traction engine design might provide further interest.

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

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