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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

Why Climb Mill

Why Climb Mill

In the past climb milling was seen as bad practice, leading to broken cutters and spoiled work, but the advent of CNC and minimal backlash machines has seen it become a preferred approached under these circumstances.

Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Free Plan: Cross Vice to Vertical Slide

Produced in response to a reader request, E. G. Hartwell proposed this method of converting a cross vice into a vertical slide. This free plan was first given away with issue 15 of Model Engineers' Workshop, February/March 1993.

A Sharpening Jig for Slot Drills and End Mills

A Sharpening Jig for Slot Drills and End Mills

This handy accessory by A Longworth was first published in MEW 14, December/January 1995. The particularly clever aspect is a simple setting device.

Disposing of a Workshop

Disposing of a Workshop

It's a sad fact that sooner or later we will all have to leave our workshops behind or sell them on. Roger Backhouse's 2014 MEW article on disposing of a workshop offers some sage advice that may make the process easier for us or our families and friends.

A Jeclanide Handwheel

A Jeclanide Handwheel

This intriguing device by W.B. Taylor, first published in MEW 13 October/November 2013, will serve little purpose other than to promote much discussion between all those who are shown it! It does, however, provide some interesting machining operations and could be made and finished to a high standard in which case it would make a nice Christmas present as an executive toy for that friend who otherwise has everything!

Model Engineers Workshop 25th Anniversary Photography Competition

Model Engineers Workshop 25th Anniversary Photography Competition

Take a photograph that sums up the spirit of home-workshop engineering. The subject can be anything that reflects what you achieve in your home workshop, from a home-made machine tool to the intense concentration on the face of someone carrying out a delicate machining operation. The challenge is to take a picture that captures the spirit of home workshop engineering, rather than just documenting a tool or a process.

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*.

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