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This month’s cover shows Pete Barker’s fabricated body for his fabricated Versatile Dividing Head to the George Thomas design. He despaired of getting VDH castings in Queensland, so he took an alternative route. To find out how you can do the same, see the full article starting on page 40. A Facing Head How to convert a spare slide into an automatic facing head, with Brett Meacle. My Biggest Vice Make this straightforward accessory from Howard Lewis to maximise the capabilities of your milling machine. Converting a WARCO WM240V-F Lathe to 3-Phase Operation Barry Chamberlain concludes the description of his neat conversion. Four Gadgets Some simple but useful ideas to make from Nigel Taylor that will make you think ‘I wish I had thought of that!’ Differential Dividing John Olsen explains the art of differential dividing, with an attachment that turns a BS0 indexer into a universal dividing head. Milling for Beginners This month: Jason Ballamy on slot drills and squaring things up. Some Aids to Milling Machine Geometry Make these handy accessories from Ron Wright to ease setting up of your mill. Tools from Files – A Follow Up Peter Shaw offers the impecunious engineer some further useful advice on making lathe tools from old files. My Little Chuck Adventure Brian Howett repurposes a backplate, as well as bringing some sartorial elegance to our pages. I Treated Myself – Digital Height Gauge Laurie Leonard gives us some useful advice on justifying that next purchase. Mikes Workshop – Lever Feed tailstock Mike Cox introduces a timesaving modification that every Mini Lathe deserves. Plus all your regular favourites!

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