This collection of eighteen unique projects for home workshop equipment enables the model engineer to create useful and even essential items that cannot be purchased commercially, including an auxiliary workbench, tap holders, distance and height gauges, a lathe back stop, a tailstock die-holder, faceplate clamps, collets, DTI accessories, sash clamps, low profile clamps and a tapping stand.
Each project is designed to make the model engineer’s task in hand easier than it would have been, had the items not been made. Each design is illustrated with good quality photographs and comprehensive working drawings.
Author Harold Hall is a former editor of the enthusiasts’ magazine Model Engineers’ Workshop, within whose pages all of these projects were originally featured.
Contents: Auxiliary Bench; Tapping Guides; Guided Tap Holder; Large Tap Wrench; Distance Gauges; Lathe Tool Height Gauge; Lathe Back Stop; Tailstock Die Holders; Face Plate and Angel Plate Clamps; Lathe Collets; Thin Piece Collets; Dial Test Indicator Accessories; Faceplate Balancing Fixture; Low Profile Clamps; Engineer’s Sash Clamps; Tapping Stand.
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 2007
210 x 148 mm
59 black and white photographs
143 scale plans & line drawings