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Issue 248 of Model Engineers’ Workshop is another great read for every hobby engineer! MAKING A REPLICA GWR NAMEPLATE Some interesting techniques for making full-size nameplates, from John Smith. MODIFICATIONS TO A MYFORD 7 SERIES LATHE Inchanga makes some further improvements to his Super 7. RAISING THE ROOF Condensation issues led to a major refurbishment for Laurie Leonard’s workshop. DIGITAL CALIPERS – A COMPARATIVE REVIEW You can buy digital calipers at almost any price point you choose. What are the real differences? USES FOR OLD DRILL CHUCKS Finding ways to repurpose and reuse them with Brian Howett. A CARBIDE INSERT QUICK CHANGE TOOLING SYSTEM FOR THE LATHE In our cover feature Richard Smith describes a pillar-based system with a genuine twist. MILLING CLAMPS FOR LARGE WORK Heavy duty workholding from Thor Hansen. GEAR CUTTER Alan Aldridge describes making the pulley and the baseplate in this month’s instalment. ADAPTING AN IMPERIAL LATHE TO CUT METRIC THREADS There’s more than one way to skin this cat; Peter Nicolson describes his approach. MACHINING AND BUILDING THE ACUTE TOOL SYSTEM Extra photos for John Ashton’s review. A MINIATURE BELT SANDER FOR YOUR LATHE Another great step-by step build from Mogens Kilde. On The Cover Our contributor Richard Smith pictured in his workshop. We feature his ingenious prototype tooling system on page 35. Plus all our regulars! 1, 6, 9, 24, 35, 47, 58, 19 Take a look at the latest issue of Model Engineers’ Workshop, issue 248. This issue includes a detailed step by step build of a bet sanding machine and the ultimate guide to digital calipers.

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