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Three-Way Toolpost by David Lammas

Three-Way Toolpost by David Lammas

Look at almost any modern hobby lathe, and you will see that it is fitted with a square block toolpost, capable of holding four tools. In practice, you can usually tell anyone who has tried to run their lathe with four tools fitted by the plasters on their hands! Dave Lammas came up with a simple and elegant solution – the three way toolpost, a design that doesn’t leave you with a tool pointing straight out at the lathe operator. Dave Lammas was a prolific writer in Model Engineer and Model Engineers’ Workshop, covering subjects ranging from quirky models to an advanced hardness tester. The three-way toolpost originally appeared in ME in 1985, and the design was so effective it became really popular and universally known as the ‘Lammas Toolpost’, and can be made in a size to suit any lathe. In 1995 a posthumous article in MEW introduced the idea to MEW readers. It’s possible to carve one out of a solid block of steel or cast iron, but three sizes of casting are available from Blackgates Engineering that make machining a relatively straightforward exercise. -Neil Wyatt Subscribers Only

Clayton Undertype Steam Wagon to 2 inch scale.

This reprint is of a series featured in Model Engineer from July 1976 to January 1981.

Milling for Beginners - Indexing

Jason Ballamy demonstrates dividing as part of his Milling for Beginners series.

Chris Gills Phone Apps

Chris Gills Phone Apps

Chris Gill describes two phone apps he has created to help in the home workshop. The apps are designed to run on the phone operating systems (Android, Windows) or in a standard desktop browser. The apps are Geometry, which handles several calculations in plane geometry and MetalBender, which makes calculations for using a bending brake.

Alibre Atom3D

Alibre Atom3D

Thanks to the generosity of Alibre, Model Engineers' Workshop Magazine is able to offer every reader of Model Engineers' Workshop a free six-month licence to Alibre Atom3D. Alongside this great opportunity, starting with issue 274 of Model Engineers' Workshop we are running a detailed tutorial series in the magazine. This page will be the 'hub' for links to example files, tutorials and more so make sure you drop in regularly to keep up to date!

The MEW Boring Head

The MEW Boring Head

This free plan designed by Neil Wyatt first appeared in MEW 239, March 2016. It has been 3D modelled in Alibre Atom3D for us by Alibre.

Introducing the Arduino

Introducing the Arduino

This article by Chris Farnell first appeared in 'Maker World' magazine. Apologies for the radical header photo! Let's hope it's lead-free solder, eh?

A Lathe Milling Attachment

A Lathe Milling Attachment

This horizontal milling attachment by J. Neave is designed to overcome the shortcomings of running a milling arbour between centres. The design used two castings but these could be replaced by triangular blocks of suitable material.

Bill Morris' Differential Micrometer

Bill Morris' Differential Micrometer

This design by Bill Morris is an excellent test of your skill in working to tight tolerances.

Unimat Belt Drive

Unimat Belt Drive

John Olsen improves the drive arrangements of this well made benchtop lathe.

A Visit to Chesterfield MES

A Visit to Chesterfield MES

The editor went to visit a Model Engineers’ Workshop

Free Plan: A Filing Rest

Free Plan: A Filing Rest

This design for an adjustable lathe filing rest appeared in MEW 19, October-November 1993. It made the case that this design by Bob Fletcher allowed things like squares on turned work to be made more quickly and conveniently than by transferring the work to a a milling machine.

Change Wheel Spreadsheet

Change Wheel Spreadsheet

This page is for downloading the change wheel spreadsheet to accompany R. Finch's article in MEW 264.

L00 Spindle Nose Protector

In MEW 162, Darren Conway described a 3D printed nose protectors for lathes with an L00 spindle nose. This article includes a link to an STL file you can use to print your own.

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 described in the 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

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