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A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments particularly in respect of tools. With accurate colour temperature charts .Author - Tubal CainCode - WPS1 Pages - 128
Small workshops,including those of model engineers are making increasing use of small vertical milling machines. this book explains how to use them in clear terms. Author - A. Throp Code - WPS2 Pages - 96
A fully comprehensive survey of the use of a lathe for all forms of screw cutting in all thread forms,imperial & metric Author M. CleeveCode - WPS3 Pages - 176
This book is regarded as the perfect introduction to casting work in common metals. this new edition brings everything right. Author Terry AspinCode - WPS4 Pages - 112
This book is a thorough and practical discourse on how to use the lathe for all types of milling work. Author - Tubal Cain.Code - WPS5 Pages - 128
Model engineers and many small workshops do not need or have access to the sophisticated measuring equipment used in industry.Accurate marking out and measurement by more basic means at all stages of work are comprehensively described. Author Ivan LawCode - WPS6 Pages - 112
This book sets out the basic techniques for oxyacetylene welding,brazing,flame cutting and electric arc welding with steel,cast iron,stainless,copper, brass in sheet plate or cast form. Author W. vause Code - WPS7 Pages - 96
R.E. WAKEFORDThe author is an instructor in metalwork and allied crafts and describes clearly all the processes likely to be encountered by the hobbyist in model or light engineering. Code - WPS8 Pages - 152
TUBAL CAINJoining metal by one form or another of soft & hard soldering or brazing with various alloys are run of themill jobs in model engineering. tubal cain examines theprocesses,equipment, materials and explains what is happening in joints as they are made. Code - WPS9 Pages - 136
IAN BRADLEYThis book examines all kinds of saws,hand and machine,their use,maintenence and useful tables relating to various applicationsCode - WPS10 Pages - 96
POYNERThis title will be of value to model engineers and small workshops wishing to plate with any of the customary metals using simple equipment. Code - WPS11 Pages - 64
TUBAL CAINIn this book Tubal Cain discusses drills and drilled holes and threading with taps & dies,primarily by hand.imperial and metric sizes plus conversions are included together with all standard thread gauges,sharpening etc Code - WPS12 Pages - 104
Tubal CainIn this New edition Tubal Cain has amalgamated his experience as a teacher of engineering drawing. Many new drawings & illustrations80 Pages
STAN BRAYMaking 14 simple but useful adjuncts to the tool kit for bench and lathe use,taking no more than 3to4 hours or involving special materials,yet each able to save considerable time in use as well as aiding accuracy.with working drawings,photos etc. Code - WPS14 Pages - 97
TUBAL CAINTubal Cain discusses all the practical aspects of the subject, with many photographs to illustrate specific pointsCode - WPS15 Pages - 112
JIM COXPrinciples,characteristics,operation,installation,speed control, braking etc plus generators,safety testing and a useful section on identifying and applying scrap motors.Code - WPS16 Pages -136
Explanations & reasons for all conventional types of gears are clearly set out in this book together with useful tables and machinery techniques to form an invaluable reference work for anyone dealing with machinery.Code - WPS17 Pages - 136
LES OLDRIDGEThis title details normal bench practise suitable for engineering apprentices. by avoiding broken tools and spoiled work,this book will save its cost many times over. Code - WPS18 Pages - 128
TUBAL CAINEvery type of spring and all the necessary calculations are clearly explained as well as materials and methodsCode - WPS19 Pages - 96
IAN BRADLEYA workshop information pot pourri combining useful advice and instruction for beginners with explanations of tools and techniques often familiar in name but not always found described in detail. Code - WPS 20 Pages - 96
DAVID LAMMASDavid Lammas covers traditional adhesives,their advantages and shortcomings as well as synthetic products. Code - WPS 21 Pages - 144
ALEX WEISSThis book deals with electricity in the garage or home workshop and includes everything from fitting a 13 amp plug to wiringup a new workshop building.starting with the planning necessary,the book then deals with fusing,equipment,lighting, fixtures etc . Code - WPS 22 Pages - 128
JIM FORREST & PETER JENNINGSA complete work on the construction methods used, this book contains the details for building the floor assembly,walls,roof and covers the peripheral areas inc layout,planning regulations,tools,materials,cost etc etc.Code - WPS 23 Pages - 144
JIM COXDetailed advice is given on how to identify and make good use of discarded and surplus motors from both domestic and industrial sources and also how to operate three phase motors from single phase supplies.Code - WPS 24 Pages - 144
TERRY ASPINThis book covers basic principles,materials and techniques,pattern making,mouldin boxes,coresandcoreboxes,metals,electric,gas and coke furnaces.step by step procedures are also included with examples of locomotive cylinders and wheels. written primarily for the model engineer.Code - WPS 25 Pages - 104
VIC SMEEDA selection of useful hints & tips. includes many helpful nuggets of knowledge which have appeared in brief notes or articles over the years. Code - WPS 26 Pages - 128
HARPRIT SANDHUThis book describes the design,construction and use of a variety of spindles that will be of interest to the Model Engineer. Milling,drilling & grinding spindles are covered along with unique light gear cutting frame for clock makers.Code - WPS 27 Pages - 160
TUBAL CAINTubal Cain shares his experiences in designing and building engines and machines.An essential addition to nay model engineers library.Code - WPS 28 Pages - 144
D. BROWN. Derek brown shows how by taking one step at a time the computer can be turned into a versatile drawing tool. Code - WPS 29 Pages - 128
ALEX WEISS. This book describes the many and varied materials used by Model Engineers in their workshops such as ferrous and non ferrous metals,hard and soft woods and a number of engineering and non engineering plastics.It provides an easy reference for those seeking the right material for the task or an item specified on a plan. Code - WPS 30 Pages - 192
STAN BRAY. In this follow up to Making Small Workshop Tools Stan Bray Presents another collection of invaluable additions to the model engineers armoury of tools & equipment.Code - WPS31 Pages - £7.30
Projects described here increase the scope of the Unimat 3 Lathe and advise on the performance of a number of tricky operations.Invaluable to all Unimat owners
STAN BRAY. This book explains the terminology of the clockmaker and provides general details of clock construction.
NEW!! If fear of the unknown is all that is preventing you from embarking on the satisfying hobby of model engineering , then this is the book that will banish your concerns. Harold Hall - 165 pages
THROUGH THE PAGES OF MODEL ENGINEERS WORKSHOP MAGAZINE AUTHOR HAROLD HALL HAS ESTABLISHED A REPUTATION FOR INTRODUCING THE MODEL ENGINEER TO A WIDE RANGE OF MACHINE TOOL OPERATIONS. IN THIS BOOK HE INTRODUCES THE MILLING MACHINE. THIS BOOK ASSUMES NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF USING THE MILLING MACHINE AND THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF 8 PROJECTS WILL LEAD PROSPECTIVE USERS THROUGH ALL THE TECHNIQUES INVOLVED. 144 PAGESHAROLD HALL
By Brian King - Photo etching to produce electronic circuit boards is familiar to many modellers, but the extension of the technique to the precision production of detailed metal parts for all aspects of model making is perhaps less well known. This book explains in detail the techniques used toproduce such parts including the production of the high quality graphics necessary to the process. With the guidance of this book, you too can produce fine scale metalwork in a variety of metals.
Radial work on a machine tool, cutting gears, drilling rings of holes, etc. Calls for special equipment & knowledge. Harold Hall explains the principles and shows how simple equipment, as well as rotary tables and dividing heads, can be employed properly. Includes fully detailed designs for building both a basic and a semi-universal head and a rotary table.104 Pages - By Harold Hall
Sharpening workshop tools is probably the most diverse of all workshop activities and the one that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This is not unreasonable in view of the wide range of equipment suggested for the task, ranging from the complex (typically an industrial tool and cutter grinder) through to the humble off hand grinder. This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment. Follow the instructions in this book and working with blunt tools will be a thing of the past! "The Workshop Practice Series" is the world's leading range of books for model engineers and mechanical crafts: some of the books have been in print for 50 years; most of them still reprint every 18 months. It is fully illustrated step-by-step with photographs and technical drawings. 133 Pages - By Harold Hall
This collection of 18 unique projects for home workshop equipment enables the model engineer to create useful and even essential items that cannot be purchased commercially , including an auillary work bench , tap holders , distance & height gauges , a lathe back stop , a tailstock dieholder , faceplate clamps , collets , DTI accessories , sash clamps , low profile clamps and a tapping stand.103 Pages - by Harold Hall
Every working model includes bearings, often a large number of them. This practical book describes the wide and diverse range of bearings found in the large variety of different types of models built in home workshops. It reviews the choice of bearings materials, the type of bearing to use for each particular application and highlights the differences between home-made and off-the-shelf bearings. It also considers the installation and care of bearings. Furthermore, it also covers several full-size applications undertaken by model engineers, such as clock making and machine tool maintenance, which also call for some knowledge of bearings. It is now forty years since Ian Bradley and Norman Hallows published the slim MAP volume Bearing Design and Fitting and much has changed in the bearing field since that date. This book provides a welcome addition to the Workshop Practice Series of books and will be welcomed by all model engineers, whatever their area of interest.128 PAGES
Stan Bray A complete introduction to the process of grinding and polishing metals which gives specific details of the materials used to make grinding wheels, belts and papers. The book describes the use of various machines and different grinding mediums, barrelling (with instructions for making a small barrelling machine), using the off-hand grinder, small grinding points in conjunction with modern miniature hand drill/grinders, toolpost grinders and associated devices.
The Book contains a comprehensive range of data which is required in the metal-working workshop, and by those designing a wide range of engineered items, tools and machines. It provides, in a single concise volume, data that is only otherwise available by reference to many different sources or more exspensive publications. For those involved in restoration work, the book also includes details of items not now used, and for which data is not easy to locate.Harold Hall was, for a number of years, the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine and is the author of four previous books in this indispensable series. 215 PAGES
The Mini-lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market - often purchased as a first step by beginners to the hobby. For many years Myford lathes were considered as 'standard issue' for model engineers, but at about one-twentieth of the price of a new Myford, these new Mini-lathes set the benchmark for the future. This book is a complete course on using and improving this new generation of budget lathes. It explains everything from setting up and 'tuning' the machine for best performance to using accessories and carrying out tasks. "The Mini-Lathe" covers: Safety, Preparing the lathe, Tooling materials and geometry, Tooling up, Getting started, Gear cover, Head stock dividing attachment, Modifications for milling, Improving rigidity, Making a part off too , Guided centre punch, filing rest, use of steadies and chuck depth stop, Toolpost powered spindle, saw table and grinding rest , DRO handwheels, taper roller bearings.BRAND NEW TITLE- BY DAVID FENNER128 PAGES
When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, he was surprised by just how many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. His new book is a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities, including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking.It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factor. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases.160 pages; 191 b&w photographs; 16 line drawings; paperback.
Book 45. Basic Lathework - Workshop Practice Series This book deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machineand its construction, including modern types of machine as well the moretraditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are coveredin depth, as are all machining operations including general machining, taperturning, threading and boring. The author pays particular attention to modern applications such as theconversion of power supplies from single to three phase and the use of digitalequipment to improve efficiency. It is suitable for use by the beginner with noknowledge at all of lathe work and to those who are more advanced and wish toimprove their skills. Stan Bray has written four previous books in this series and was formerly editorof Model Engineers Workshop magazine.
Making a major purchase of a lathe, a milling machine or combination lathe/mill, whether manually operated or using computer numerical control (CNC), is a daunting prospect for any model engineer. This book provides practical advice on how to make the selection bearing in mind the particular needs of the individual. It provides descriptions and technical data about the wide range of machines and accessories. It also looks at the many different types of tooling fixtures and accessories that may be required. The book will be welcomed by all model engineers who are setting up a home workshop or planning a major equipment acquisition.Alex Weiss has a PhD in mechanical engineering from University College London and has been a practicing model engineer for the last twenty years. He has already produced three earlier volumes in the Workshop Practice series, as well as Plastics for Modellers. He is also a contributor to Model Engineer magazine.
Three-Phase Conversion - The Workshop Practice SeriesA practical guide to running three-phase equipment on single-phase electricity supplies. Often, model engineers buy industrial workshop equipment, such as lathes, drilling machines and milling machines which usually require a three-phase electricity supply. Although ready-built phase converters are available, they can often cost as much or even more than the equipment purchased. This book provides an invaluable source of practical guidance on how anyone can find out the type of electrical equipment they have, and how to convert it to allow it to run on a single-phase supply.The book provides exact calculations, step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams and covers electricity supplies in the UK, North America, Europe and the rest of the world. Finally, it also advises on which equipment cannot be converted at all.Graham Astbury is a Chartered Engineer, who has recently retired after a career providing expert advice on process safety in the chemical industry152 pages
David FennerThis book follows on from the same author's introduction to the Mini-Lathe (Workshop Practice Series No. 43) and presents a series of projects which are intended to extend the versatility of this little machine. In some cases, additional machining capacity will be required, which some readers may find at their local model engineering club.The book covers the Mark 2 Mini-Lathe, and specific tools such as the radius turning attachment, the tailstock and the dividing head, and includes techniques such as taper turning and knurling Whilst specifically written for the Mini-Lathe, some of the projects in this book can equally be applied to other small model engineering lathes and in many cases the concepts can be scaled to suit other equipment. 210x148mm 126 pages Illustrated paperback
Harold HallThis book deals with the process of choosing and using a milling machine and its accessories. In addition to the machine itself, the accessories include the cutters, cutter chucks, workpiece clamps, vices, angle plates, dividing heads, rotary tables, boring heads and other minor items. The content is divided into three main sections. Firstly, it describes what machines and accessories are available and covering each one in detail. The author explains which are essential and which can be obtained when the workshop activity eventually demands one. There are also suggestions on how the equipment chosen should be installed. The usage of each machine and accessory is covered for all but their most complex uses. Typically, using the rotary table and the dividing head are both described to a detail sufficient for the majority of uses that will surface in the home workshop. The third section deals with the actual machining process, covering the choice of the cutter for the task in hand, the speeds to use and how the direction of the feed relative to the cutter rotation is vitally important. A less-understood feature of milling, back cutting, is also explained. About the AuthorHarold Hall established his reputation as the mentor of model engineering techniques to beginners in the hobby through the pages of Model Engineer's Workshop Magazine, of which he was the editor for many years. His logical organisation and clear writing style reveals a master teacher who understands how to communicate basic instruction to his readers.
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