“A selection of gadgets to assist the Model Engineer” by H. Maurice Turnbull This book was first published last year and is a large format booklet style publication of just 50 or so pages with a good clear selection of
A collection of projects to make with the lathe or mill Duncan Munro’s Metal Pages has a variety of projects from furnaces to workshop furniture to advanced projects such as a gear hobber or a dividing head. Astronomer and model
Author of some of the workshop practice series and many magazine articles, Harold Hall has recently published some of his knowlege and projects on the web. Metal work pages include: Workshop Tips Quick change lathe toolholder project Index of magazine
Design As mentioned in the first flea chariot article, the design of the chariot was based on those seen on pathe newsreels and from the Tivoli Gardens flea circus. The spokeless design for the wheels was on the difficulties given
Today I stumbled across a goldmine of information. Terry Brown’s shed stuff pages contain a large number of project he’s completed over the last 7 years. There’s a section on foundry work making furnaces and melting aluminium, this is complemented
If you are looking for a challenging workshop project and are bored with complex steam engines, grinding machines and clocks then you could always follow in the footsteps of Michael Wright who decided to build an Antikythera Device in his
One of my work colleagues mentioned that he had a “arc welder” that he’d bought because he’d like to be able to weld. Perhaps he’d been watching flashdance that week or perhaps he’d had more charitable thoughts on his mind?
I was lucky enough to visit the Model Engineer Exhibition at Ascot over the weekend and managed to attend one of the lectures by the chaps in the blue coats from the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. The talk