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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
This short article provides the essential details to allow the experienced hobby engineer to make a facing tool with automatic feed. Subscribers Only
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.
This dividing device takes an unconventional approach. Designed by Al Longworth, it appeared in MEW issue 6, August/September 1991.
In 1956 The Model Engineer published a design for a Myford rack tailstock modification, 'the Rack Tailstock' by Martin Cleeve. In 1960 it published a revised version for the EW lathe.
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.
In the 22 March 2013 issue of Model Engineer, Neil Wyatt introduced a series describing the construction of 'Norden', an unusual vertical steam engine based on a small sketch in an old issue of ME. The series ran from issue 4452 until issue 4472 in alternate (even numbered) issues. All the articles are available in the online archive.
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*.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These tables complement the article "Universal Thread Cutting on a Mini Lathe" by Neil Wyatt in Model Engineers' Workshop issue 204.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
This simple but effective low-profile rotary table, designed by T. Daish, appeared in the summer 1990 issue of MEW.
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