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Welcome to Model Engineers' Workshop October 2017 WHICH WAY IS UP? Which way will things move when you flick a switch? It isn’t always obvious as Bob Reeve found out, he shares his solution. CUTTING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPLINES There’s another challenge to tackle as Andrew Johnston makes more progress on his traction engine build. MAKING A LANTERN CHUCK The old ones are the good ones, Barry Chamberlain makes a traditional accessory to suit arrange of metric fasteners. FITTING A TOP-SLIDE TO A UNIMAT SL1000 It’s a while since we heard from Terry Gorin and his souped-up Unimat, but he’s been busy in the workshop again. A HEAVY-DUTY FILING MACHINE A remarkable piece of fabricated machinery based on a few photos and built by John Crammond. ONE MAN AND HIS LATHE Bill Morris concludes the fascinating story of his Lorch watchmaker’s lathe. AN X,Y AND Z EDGE FINDER FOR MACH 3 An aid to accurate CNC setups for users of the popular Mach 3 program A HOME MADE DIVIDING HEAD Make this useful and practical tool by Will Doggett, inspired by a Lawrence Sparey design. A GRINDING HEAD FOR THE ACUTE SYSTEM John Ashton describes how he modified a stock bench grinder to work with his Acute Tool Sharpening System. FIXING A MYFORD CROSS SLIDE Warren Jacobs gets rid of some slop by making an anti-backlash nut On the Cover This month’s cover is graced by our Editor, Neil Wyatt in his workshop alongside his new Arc Euro Trade SC4-510 lathe, featured in the new Lathework for Beginners series.

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