Through the pages of Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine, author Harold Hall, has established a reputation for introducing the tyro 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 four minor and four major projects will lead prospective users of the milling machine through all of the techniques involved. Whilst the detailed descriptions in the book are aimed primarily at those wishing to extend their knowledge of milling, the projects will be of use to the experienced operator wishing to add to their workshop equipment.
All of the projects are extensively illustrated and include full workshop drawings.
Once followed through, the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and added a number of useful items to his range of workshop equipment.
Contents: Getting Started; Tee Nuts; Angle Plate; Clamps; Parallels; Boring Head; Dividing Head; Grinding Rest; Main Accessories; End Mill Sharpening Fixture; Using the End Mill Sharpening Fixture; Tool and Cutter Grinding Head.
Harold Hall was for a number of years the editor of Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine and through its pages, he established himself as a mentor to tyro model engineers worldwide. He is the author of seven books in the indispensable Workshop Practice Series and lives in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Harold commenced an industrial apprenticeship in 1950 at the age of sixteen and worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine in 1991. Following retirement in 1995, he has continued to contribute metalworking articles to almost every issue of the magazine published since then. His crafting hobbies extend beyond model engineering to cabinet making, modelling, marquetry and pencil sketching.
Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2004
210 x 148 mm
117 black and white photographs
111 scale plans & line drawings