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Issue 240 of Model Engineers’ Workshop is a another issue packed full of gadgets and tips! On The Cover: Peter Tucker’s impressive tailstock centre and its various accessories. A HEAVY DUTY BORING TOOL HOLDER Alistair Sinclair describes and interesting solution route to rigidity. THREE JOBS IN THE WORKSHOP Laurie Leonard decides to spend a day getting a round tuit. THE MANCHESTER MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION The Editor visits the first NAME exhibition in the north for fourteen years. A CLOCK PILLAR HOLDING DEVICE Another handy accessory for horologists and anyone making a number of matched cylindrical pillars. HOBBYMAT MD65 ACCESSORY BASE Alan Wain describes an enhancement to his hobbymat accessory base. A STAND FOR A SUPER SEVEN Albert Bishop converts an elderly ML4 stand to suit his Myford lathe. MAKING TAPS FOR CUTTING SQUARE THREADS Andrew Johnston explains his approach to making taps. A SIMPLE CHUCK BACK STOP Peter Darveniza presents plans for a handy tool adaptable to suit most lathes. A QUICK INSTRUMENT VICE Plans and instructions for making Malcom Leafe’s design with an easy swivel and tilt function. ACCURATELY FORMED THREADS AND SIMPLE MULTI-START THREADING Peter Nicolson offers some tips for machine cutting accurate full-form threads. BUILDING AN ELECTRONIC LEAD SCREW Chris Gabel converts his lathe using the electronics kit from Automation Artisans. AN ADJUSTABLE INDEX DIAL An improvement to the Rong Fu RF25 from InchangaI. 18 MONTHS WITH A TORMACH Bob Rodgerson reports on early progress with his high-end American CNC kit. A TAILSTOCK CENTRE SET Peter Tucker show how you can create an impressive set of accessories from the scrap bin. Plus all our regulars!

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