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This month’s cover features the new-build steam locomotive 60163 Tornado, a ‘peppercorn’ pacific freshly turned out in primer for the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, see Ian Howitt’s article in this issue where he recounts some of the workshop lessons from his involvement with many full-size loco builds, including Tornado. FREE PLAN – A DIVIDING HEAD The centre section of this month’s issue is the second of two A3 sheets for Alex du Pre’s dividing head, together with the conclusion his article to accompany the plans. LATHE MODIFICATIONS Howard Lewis describes some handy mods applicable to many modern lathes. LATHEWORK FOR BEGINNERS Making Holes – this month Neil Wyatt takes a fascinating look at a boring subject! A CURE FOR WORRISOME WOBBLES Mark Noel describes his approach to curing bad vibrations. MIKE’S WORKSHOP Michael Cox describes the making and use of a simple chain drilling jig. ACCESSORIES FOR A UNIMAT SL1000 – A FIXED STEADY Terry Gorin uses surplus material from his raising blocks as the basis of a useful fixed steady. TWO REPAIRS ON A LANG JUNIOR LATHE Brian Wood recounts how he solved two interesting challenges as part of a lathe restoration. ANTI-VIBRATION BASE Continuing the theme of fighting vibration, Will Dogget describes how to make adjustable feet for machine cabinets. BUILDING AND OPERATING A DIVIDING HEAD in MEW 265 and this issue. SHAPING UP – CUTTING METAL This excellent short series by Bill Morris draws to a close by looking at some more machining tasks that demonstrate the capabilities and flexibility of a shaper.

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