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Searching tips CTRL-FTwo things you can count on (hopefully!) T-nut is spelt tee nut
Myford super seven is spelt Myford Super Seven 7
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110Hello and welcomeStan Bray
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112A useful plate viceAlan Buttolph makes a plate vice that slips into the ordinary vice jawshow it's made
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114Attachments for dial test indicatorsR J Loader describes attachments that will aid setting-up accuracymaking the components, the slots, the arms, the styli, a final extra.
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118Try squares with a differenceR Wallman illustrates how common engineering practices can differ from country to country and describes try squares used by French craftsmen
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119Milling head mod for the Compact 5Mr Farrugia describes modifications for the Emco Compact 5degree of accuracy, parts and assembly, the guide shaft, handwheel, checking alignment, the ruler, part detailed and scaled drawings.
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121Quick tipPeter jones describes a use for pickled onions and brass and copper
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122Stop thatPat Twist describes stops used on a Myford but adaptable for other lathescross slide stop, saddle stop.
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124A quart into a pint potC S Bamford relates his problems machining the components for a large scale traction engine on a small scale lathe and how he overcame themtraction engines, wheels, flywheels, gears, cylinder problems, splitting the castings, cleaning the castings, boring the cylinder, the cylinder flange, joining the cylinder parts, checking the fit, taking initial measurements, a special boring bar, conclusion.
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126Quick tipPlastic clothes line as a small brush
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128A cradle for the Amoloco milling machine attachmentK Spredborough tells how he coped with his on a Myford lathea space problem, in use.
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130The Hobbymat variantPeter Jones takes a thorough and critical look at a wood lathea perfect fit, hidden extras.
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132A hidden workshopLes May describes his
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133Soft solderingAn in-depth survey of what is involvedirons, joints, applications, blowlamps, types of solder, fluxes.
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135Quick tipRecording your thoughts
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138Engineering of the futureThe Editor visits a trio of exhibitions
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140A useful keyway cutterA compact add-on feature for your lathethe body, pivot support, the ram, pivot arm, handle and cutter, smaller cutters.
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142Rotary table planT Daish
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143Choosing a chuckthree jaw self-centring, lack of accuracy, living with the faults, four-jaw independent chuck, four-jaw self-centring chuck, drilling chucks, buying a chuck.
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146Home made precision opticsBluey describes his optical centre-punch and centre-finderthe optical centre punch, the support body, the insert, polishing, the centre-finder, the body, assembly, using the centre finder.
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150Bench vice versatilityHow to get the best from yourshammering on the vice, excessive force, removable jaws, making soft jaws, other attachments.
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154A rotary milling deviceA simple device by Tony Daishmaking a start, now for the table, in use.
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158Using and caring for twist drillsHow to use and look afterdrill nomenclature, the business-end, gauges.
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162A power hacksawThis one by John Brittain is made form stock materialsbase construction, 'H' frame, saw frame, crank and connecting rod, motor bracket, blade fittings, wing nut, vice, lifting handle, frame prop, dashpot, stop switch.
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170Electronic setting up deviceBy Edgar Powelland fuse tester, construction, manufacture of the probe, the acoustic edge finder/tester, extension piece for the probe, the pen probe attachment for the acoustic device, method of use.
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175In our next issue
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176Scribe a linemetric threads, quenching oils, the Pittsburgh Lock, blow holes in castings.
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177Questionnaire
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27On the editor's benchStan Bray
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27In our next issue
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28Make a three wheel bandsawRaymond Wood set about making a very robust machinethe mainframe, the tilting block, the pulleys, the pulley spindle, the blade tensioner, the bottom bracket, the table, the centre plug, blade guides, mounting the machine, the motor, the guards, finishing the machine, obtaining the materials.
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216A variable lead threading machineTed McDuffie presents a design for his Myford Super Seven 7the threading tool, theory of operation, using the tool, construction, taper turning, conclusion.
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221A simple tapping deviceAn idea from Ron Wallman
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222An aid to silver solderingA simple feeder/shield device
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224Special material toolscoated tools, tungsten carbide, tool setting, replacement tips, brazing tips to parent stock.
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226Electricity in the workshopHere the basics are discussed for those setting-up a new workshop or contemplating a spot od rewiringnew methods, basic electricity, direct current, alternating current, voltages, three-phase electricity, connections, series, parallel, ring mains, positioning of sockets, safety cut-outs, low voltage circuits.
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229Trade counterDrawings and castings, useful catalogue, as vice clamp.
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230Welcome to the workshopArthur Casebrook
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233A simple trepanning toolCutting large diameter holes in very thin sheet can be a problem. This little trepanning tool does the job very well and is easy to make.the body, the shank, the tool bar, the adjuster, the cutting tool, using the tool.
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233Quick tipCheap paper kitchen towels
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226Low voltage lightingBluey sets about organising some low voltage lightingthe first experiment, stage two, a lamp for the lathe, the lamp cover, notes on quartz halogen lights, transformers, safety.
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240Tyro timeGetting started with your first lathesafety, work and tool holder, height gauge, wobblers and wigglers, back to height gauge, starting work, depth of cut, feed, holding the work.
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242Swing clear tool postpull-out drawing
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243Quick tipUsing old fat for tapping
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245Swing clear tool postthe extension, the tee slot, tee slot cutters, strengthening bar, the tool post, the tee nuts, the handle.
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248Small knurling toolthe slide plates, the arms, the pivots and spindles, the clamp, the holding bar.
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251High temperature solderingtorches, the work area, the brazing bench, the soldering operation, unsightly work, the materials, fluxes, high temperature soft solder, safety.
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254A visit to Jack Sealey Ltd
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256Small piece storageA use for 35mm camera film cases
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257Quick tipCandle soot as an alternative for engineers blue
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258Hand milling attachmentA design by Les Maythe solution, other uses, the baseplate, making the dovetails, the spindle block, dovetail strips, the clamping block, the index collar, making the collar, the cutter spindle, the handle, assembly, using the tool.
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264Getting it rightThis article deals with two aspects of machining, accuracy and conversion metric/imperialdial test indicators, the method, fixings, the cross slide, the saddle, the vertical slide, the milling machine, the down feed, backlash, other uses.
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265Quick tipMaking identical plates
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266Eliminating backlashG G Tardwell tackles the problemthe original conclusion, updating the idea, construction.
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268Scribe a linewhere to get materials, specialist screws.
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270Make the Chipmunk wood-turning latheBy Dyson Watkins no castings requiredthe bed, bed spacers, headstock fabrication, switch arrangement, bearing housing, the spindle, dust seals, screw collar and locknut, motor table support, headstock spindle assembly, tailstock, handrest support, stand, wiring.
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37On the editor's benchStan Bray
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37In our next issue
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38A gearbox for the ML7An article by Alan Buttolph for the more experienced machinistthe design, the case, central bearing pillar, dismantling the leadscrew, shafts, the gears, front plate, testing, adapting the leadscrew, the information plate.
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317FlycuttersSimple construction and ideas on how to make use of themcutters with shanks, cutters for the faceplate, using flycutters, the cutting tool.
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319A power hacksaw updateJohn Brittain describes an easily obtainable motor unitthe Paralux motor, revised 'H' frame, checking the motor, testing, starting problems, lubrication.
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322Clamp upTips for using clampstee bolts.
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323Quick tipMill or lathe cleaning tip
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324Reference pointsThis article explains what a datum is and how to use itmeaning of datum, the use of datums, datum marks, the datum edge, centre line datums, datum surfaces, multiple datums, machine graduations as datums.
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325Quick tipfrom Mr A W Stirling on quenching oils
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326Heat treatment of metalsSoftening, hardening and temperingnormalising, distortion of metal, annealing, hardening, tempering, heating the material, visual observations, case hardening.
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328Small work holding clampsBob Fletcher describes a neat clamping arrangementto use the clamps.
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330Parting off made easyTed McDuffie gives us his ideasparting off metal, theory of cutting tools, selecting the proper tools, details of the spring tool, conclusions.
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333Quick tipNeater brazing by Malcolm Woodward
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334A visit to machine mart
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336Finger clampSimply made clampthe body, the fork, adjusting rod, hand wheel, the finger.
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339Screw jacksmaterials, construction, extensions.
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340Electric arc weldingthe equipment, oil cooled welders, air cooled welders, electrodes, safety, the arc, direction of weld, coverage, cast iron, bronze welding, conclusion.
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342Bottle holder plan
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344A home made belt sanderBluey describes how to set about itthe ball races, the body, the drive shaft, drive roller, bearing retainer, bearings housings, belt tensioning bracket, the lock-nuts, tensioner shaft, idle roller, belt tensioners, mounting frame, the table, assembly, fitting the motor, safety precautions.
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348A Keats angle plateCastings by College Engineering Supplythe large casting, marking out the slots, milling the slots.
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352Pass the portA Christmas treatthe bottle holder, the pillars, the lead screw, the nut, the lifting arm, the handle, the base, assembly, finishing.
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355Quick tipFrom J W Thomas alternative bandsaw
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356Adjustable height tool postsThree simple versions
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358Quick tipMr Maycock protects the tailstock point
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360Speed reduction of machine toolsA design by Ernest Haddon-Deeringuse on a mill drill, other uses, operation of SC2B speed control.
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362Micrometer stopsIdeas from Les Mayadjustable length bar, the brackets, the micrometer head, the thimble, divisions, cutting the screw, numbering the divisions, further uses for the tool.
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367Torque about flea powerA light hearted account
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368Quick tipThread measuring tip
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370Heavy duty running centreA design by Bill Morristhe bearings, making the taper, the bearing housing, the spacer, the centre, screwcutting, assembly.
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374Scribe a linecomments from readers, formula for machining arcs, assistance needed and help given, watch and screw threads.
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375Trade Countera roller cutter, a taper turning tool
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47On the editor's benchStan Bray
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48Dividing on your latheTed McDuffie explains easy ways of dividing in the lathelatching arm, dividing plate, drilling the plate, dividing with a tape, using dividing equipment, use in milling and drilling.
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412Fitting a chuck backplateFitting a chuck to a backplate is not so difficult as it soundsbackplate castings, machining the casting, the screw fitting, using dividers.
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415Scribing blocksMake your owna home-made scribing block, the base, the pillar, the pivot block, the pivot, the scriber, the pins, more sophistication.
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418AbrasivesSome information on how to treat them and the potential dangers involvedabrasive types, mounting grinding wheels, use of grinding wheels, finishing, abrasive papers ands cloths, liquids and powders, safety.
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419Quick tipCross drilling in the lathe
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420A machine viceMake a machine vice from stock materialswhere to start, the lead screw, the screw and handle, the moving jaw.
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423BoringBoring in the lathedrilling, reaming, boring bars, home-made boring bars, mounting work, machining operations, other methods, mounting work on the saddle, between centres boring bar, tool adjustments, adjustable bars.
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428Marking outSome tips for the beginnermarking fluids, copper sulphate, felt-tipped pens, marking brass and copper, the scriber, datums, using the scribing block, scribing angles, dot punching, dividers.
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