Books and Magazine Reviews

When not in the workshop I like to read about model engineering and related subjects. Here are some of the books I’ve read over the last few years.

Book Review – Gears and Gear Cutting

Gears and Gear Cutting is No. 17 in the Workshop Practice Series Ivan Law’s book is aimed at model engineers and novice horologists who want to understand and make gears. Like all of the books in the series it is

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Making a stirling

Making a stirling

One of the first things you’ll discover on the web when you set up a home machine shop is the Stirling Engine. These are ideal projects for model engineers of every level as they can be very simple or highly

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The Small Workshop

The Small Workshop

The first book in a series called “Workshop Solutions” edited by woodworker and author Ralph Laughton is “The Small Workshop”. It looks at creating a workshop out of a small space such as a shed or garage and deals with

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Books on gears

Books on gears

Dug North has been compiling lists of books on gears on his Automata blog so I thought I’d share them with you. http://www.dugnorth.com/blog/2009/04/list-of-books-on-gear-design-and.htmlhttp://www.dugnorth.com/blog/2009/05/more-books-on-gears-theory-and_06.html As you might expect for an automaton maker, Doug has written quite a lot on gears on

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New Workshop Practice Series Books

New Workshop Practice Series Books

I just spotted that there are three new books in the Workshop Practice Series. The first No. 41 expands and complements the existing books bringing in a new topic of grinding, honing and polishing. No. 42 is a data book

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Book Review – Tool and Cutter Sharpening

Book Review - Tool and Cutter Sharpening

The Tool and Cutter Sharpening book, pretty much covers how to sharpen everything that you might have in your workshop, the only exception I’ve found so far is that the chapter on drills does not mention masonry bits. The book

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