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Readers' Workshops - Patrick Cubbon

Patrick Cubbon describes his workshops – a portable one from 1963 and the current accommodation

2 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

Desktop Gear Hobbing

Toby Kinsey has designed this fascinating piece of gearmaking equipment

9 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

The John Stevenson Trophy 2020

Many readers and forum members will remember John Stevenson, a contributor to MEW but best known for his larger-than life presence on the Model Engineer forum.

3 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

From the Archives: Twist drill Sharpening by the Four Facet Method

Giles Parkes, MEW Issue 64, February/March 2000

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

Dividing on the Warco 220 Lathe

Peter Shaw describes a mandrel dividing attachment for this popular lathe that can be adapted to fit many other benchtop machines

8 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

Choosing Steels

Stub Mandrel offers some advice on choosing the right steel for the job

7 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

A Storage Story

Robin King shares the lessons learned from his experience of workshop moves

8 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

A Simple Drill Grinding Aid

A newcomer to our hobby was having trouble sharpening drills, so Howard Lewis made a simple aid for him

2 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
May 2020

Yet Another Bodge-Up!

Peter Shaw finds a use for some aged homebrew slot drills.

5 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Workshop Press Tooling Part 2

Will Doggett makes a set of tooling for his press tool described starting in issue 285

5 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Garden Tractor Refurbishment

Stan Nesbitt uses his workshop to rescue some garden machinery.

3 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Theasby's Wrinkles A Lashed Up Lathe

Geoff Theasby makes a temporary lathe for a long, thin rod in the middle of the night

1 min read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Repairing a ‘Safe-D-Speeder'

R. Finch saves a useful device from the scrap box

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Opening the spindle bore on a Mill

Brian Wood had to enlarge the bore on his Dore-Westbury Mk II miller

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

A Topslide DRO for a Boxford Lathe

Egret fits a removable readout to his lathe

7 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Bench Lamp

Rod Renshaw makes a brace of handy small bench lamps.

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

A Day at Ally Pally

Jason Ballamy visits the London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020.

5 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

A Rotary Table from Scrap

Terry Cleife explains an interesting approach to improvising a rotary table

2 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
March 2020

Toolholders for a Myford M Lathe

David Smith makes a batch of toolholders for one of these wellregarded old lathes

3 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
April 2020

The Prusa Mini, a small but versatile 3D-printer

Martin Petersen reviews a new, compact 3D printer

6 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
April 2020

Shortening a Chain

Will Doggett makes a special link to shorten the Hand Chain on a lifting block

6 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
April 2020

A Tapping Attachment for Small Taps

During my engineering apprenticeship and while working as a toolmaker spanning 40+ years I would imagine I must have tapped countless thousands of holes.

7 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
April 2020

A Model Engineers' Fantasy Lathe Concept Design

Alex du Pre shares his thoughts on what might make an ideal lathe

10+ mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
April 2020

Repairing a Bicycle Crank

Alex du Pre tackles an unusual workshop task

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

More Thoughts on Tachometers

Noel Shelley follows up on Andrew Carruther’s recent article

4 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

Beginner's guide to tailstock alignment

If you want to turn parallel or drill small holes in the lathe without breaking bits, lining up the tailstock is essential. Pete Barker shows how simple it is.

9 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

The Simplicity Jig No. 1

John Harding introduces this jig for sharpening end mill cutters, the first of a series of related grinding accessories.

2 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

Workshop Press Tooling

Will Doggett makes a set of tooling for his press tool described starting in issue 285

5 mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

An Exercise in CAD, or How to Draw (Internal) Gears.

Peter Shaw takes readers through his approach to drawing gears on a computer

10+ mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

A Small Shop Sand Blasting Cabinet

Graham Meek makes a versatile cabinet with a modest footprint and a ball joint for the gun which maximises the internal space available.

10+ mins read
Model Engineers' Workshop
February 2020

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