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On the Cover This month’s cover shows John Eva’s wonderfully detailed ‘model engineer’s workshop’ on display at the Doncaster Exhibition in 2016. See On the Editor’s Bench, page 3, for news of exhibitions coming up over the next twelve months. Making a Sine Bar David George takes us through making and this tool for setting accurate angles. Adjustable tooling for a small lathe Make this adaptable tool for use with carbide inserts from Warren Jacobs. A second cross slide Peter Shaw looks at some of the machining challenges of making a second cross-slide for his lathe. A Bearing puller for small bearings Alex du Pre has designed this handy puller for the small bearings found in model engines and small mechanisms. Tips for turning ACME worm threads Useful advice for turning acme threads of based on Peter Barker’s experience with his versatile dividing head. Restoring an old Norton gearbox on a Hendey Lathe Brian Wood completes his mission to bring a 120 year old lathe back to working order. Adding a tailstock micrometer dial to a Myford S7 Graham Meek offers plans for metric and imperial tailstock dials that fit both the S7 and the Myford 254. Lathework for Beginners This month Neil Wyatt makes a router guide bush as an example of a ‘real world’ turning exercise. Powering a Colchester Bantam Mk. 1 Two articles on powering lathes this month, first Brian Curle converts a three-phase lathe to single phase operation using the original switchgear. ER extension spindles Mike Haughton looks at uses for these useful and affordable collet holders. Variable Frequency Drive for the Myford S7 In our second lathe power article, Dirk du Plooy goes the other way and converts his Myford to three-phase operation with a variable frequency drive.

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