Model Engineers Workshop Projects, number 39.
ISBN 978 18546-248-8
Many workshop owners do not have the time, or perhaps the finance, to contemplate
major workshop projects but still get satisfaction from completing smaller items.
For these workshop owners the projects in this book do provide something that can
be made relatively quickly giving the workshop owner the satisfaction of a completed
project. Also, when made, the items will increase the capabilities of the workshop
until time and or finance for more advanced ventures surfaces.
Another reason for making some of the 16 items in the book is that they are not available
commercially at all, or at an economic price. It is as a result, also of interest
to the workshop owner who is not restricted by time and or finance. A typical example
is the faceplate balancing fixture that permits faceplate assemblies to be very accurately
balanced permitting the lathe to run at high speeds, a feature that is not possible
with poorly balanced assemblies. Click on the picture to the left of the door in
the workshop above for a larger picture of the balancing fixture and the door for
it in use.
The book’s projects include. An Auxiliary Work Bench, Tapping Guides, Guided Die
Holder, Large Tap Wrench, Distance Gauges, Lathe Tool Height Gauge, Lathe Back Stop,
Tailstock Die Holders, Faceplate and Angle plate Clamps, Lathe Collets, Thin Piece
Collets, Dial test Indicator Accessories, Faceplate Balancing Fixture, Low Profile
Clamps, Engineers Sash Clamps and a Tapping Stand,