I have 8 books published in the above series that would be of interest to the majority
of home workshop owners. These are detailed in the following pages. Four of which
are also published separately in the United States, see below. Publisher Special
Interest Model Books
Some of the books are now being published in the United States and are very slightly
edited to suit the American market. They have different front covers and titles
and are not sold as part of the Workshop Practice Series. The publisher is Fox Chapel
They are extensively offered on the Internet from most of the major book sellers.
However, if possible for the UK, do support the machine and tool firms who are major
suppliers to the home workshop and stock the books. Many of these advertise in the
Model Engineers' Workshop and the Model Engineer magazines. Alternatively, you could
go to the Model Engineers’ Workshop web site who also supply the publications.
A small number of readers have questioned the title of both the lathework and milling
books on the basis that they do not constitute a complete course, a statement with
which I have some sympathy. The titles, ( the publishers, not mine) could possibly
have been more appropriate if they stated a "Project Based Course", rather than a
The purpose of the two books is primarily to give the reader confidence by working
through a wide range of machining operations. Reading the books will of course, even
on its own, advance the readers knowledge but only by actually making at least some
of the items will the confidence be gained to take on other projects without instruction.