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WORKSHOP LIGHTING

WORKSHOP LIGHTING

This article by Mike Haughton in Model Engineers' Workshop 215 was well received. It's a very practical and informative survey of the options for lighting your workshop.

Use of Magnetic Chucks for Milling and Turning

Use of Magnetic Chucks for Milling and Turning

Following questions on the use of magnetic chucks for milling and turning, we have been supplied the following manuals for the use of Eclipse magnetic chucks.

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.

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.

Mini Lathe Changewheel Tables

Mini Lathe Changewheel Tables

These tables complement the article "Universal Thread Cutting on a Mini Lathe" by Neil Wyatt in Model Engineers' Workshop issue 204.

Free Plan: Festive Port Pourer

Free Plan: Festive Port Pourer

This 'Victorian' Port Pourer appeared as a free plan and 3 1/2 page article in issue 3 of MEW, winter 1990. If nothing else it proves that Stan Bray was willing to experiment with the range of topics covered by the magazine!

Screw Thread Measurement Utility

Screw Thread Measurement Utility

The purpose of this program is to assist in the measurement of screw threads by the 'three wire method' of placing three wires of the correct size across the thread to be measured, two on one side and one on the other, in the 'V' of the thread and measuring across the wires with a micrometer. Subscribers Only

Passenger Comfort and Safety

Passenger Comfort and Safety

Bill Perrett of Southampton DMES wrote a history of 25 years of model railway passenger car development. It appeared in Model Engineer between December 1987 and July 1988. Subscribers Only

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.

The Model Engineers Workshop Free Plan Collection

The Model Engineers Workshop Free Plan Collection

Over the first few years following its launch in 1990, MEW regularly included a free pull-out plan. These plans covered a diverse range of tools, from a filing rest to a simple lathe.

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.

A visit to the Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition 2014

A visit to the Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition 2014

Today I enjoyed a busy day the the Harrogate exhibition. I'd like to thank Lou and Gavin Rex for their warm welcome. It was great to meet so many readers of MEW and the forums, as well as many of the traders. Sadly, I didn't have the time to get round everything or everyone. Here are some highlights (more to appear in MEW!)

Cutting Speeds Table for Teach In 2014

Cutting Speeds Table for Teach In 2014

A corrected version of the cutting speed table on P.35 of Issue 216 of MEW.

Miniature Steam Locomotive Management

Miniature Steam Locomotive Management

Steve Addy provides a short driving course for novice enginemen

Duke of Edinburgh at the Model Engineer Exhibition

In 1952 the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Model Engineer Exhibition.

Simple Gearing for Metric Threads on Myford ML7 lathes with gearboxes

Brian Wood's article on the above topic in MEW 212-213 was exceptionally well received. It appears to have caused a national shortage of the 34T changewheels on which many of his gear combinations depend!

An Axle Weighbridge

An Axle Weighbridge

Keith Wraight weighs things up at Colchester.

Chemin de Fer Touristique du Vermandois

Chemin de Fer Touristique du Vermandois

Rhys Owen is a volunteer on this French preserved railway.

Home Brew Digital Read Out

Home Brew Digital Read Out

Duncan Webster and Paul Middlehurst co-operatively create a useful device.

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