I was delighted to see the article on tool holders for a Myford/Drummond M type lathe. This is because after more than 15 years of struggling with the original tool holder on my Myford, I finally got around to making some new ones of my own design earlier this year, photo 1. They are not as elegant as those made by Geoff Walker, but I find them to be extremely functional. The holders are made from mild steel blocks 3 x 2 x 1¼” that I purchased cut to size and the construction is straightforward.
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Readers' Workshops - Patrick Cubbon
Patrick Cubbon describes his workshops – a portable one from 1963 and the current accommodation
Desktop Gear Hobbing
Toby Kinsey has designed this fascinating piece of gearmaking equipment
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.
From the Archives: Twist drill Sharpening by the Four Facet Method
Giles Parkes, MEW Issue 64, February/March 2000
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
Stub Mandrel offers some advice on choosing the right steel for the job
A Storage Story
Robin King shares the lessons learned from his experience of workshop moves
A Simple Drill Grinding Aid
A newcomer to our hobby was having trouble sharpening drills, so Howard Lewis made a simple aid for him
Yet Another Bodge-Up!
Peter Shaw finds a use for some aged homebrew slot drills.
Workshop Press Tooling Part 2
Will Doggett makes a set of tooling for his press tool described starting in issue 285
Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don't stop being active
Jim and Carolyn Phillips are local legends.
Retirement Brings With It Extra Time
Make The Best Of It
DECADE OF iPAD: HOW THE TABLET CHANGED THE WORLD
In 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce a device that would revolutionize the way we read, watch, learn, and work. Ten years on, the iPad remains one of Apple’s most iconic products, ushering in a personal computing experience that continues to evolve at speed.
HELEN FRETTER ON KARMA
UNSTOPPABLE with Tracy Tutor
As our long time readers know, a number of our cover photoshoots have taken place in phenomenal luxury residences here in NYC as well as other locales around the country. So it's no surprise that we love reality shows that focus on luxury real estate. The OG of these programs includes BRAVO's Million Dollar Listing. Both NY and LA focuses not only on the housing market in those cities, but also follows the brokers to understand what their lives and interactions are like as they are closing multi million dollar deals.
“I saw a butterfly,” my mother said with a shy smile. It was the first time I’d seen her smile since my father’s death the week before. After a seven-year period of steadily declining health, he’d passed away in his bed at home, surrounded by his wife and three daughters. It was a peaceful end to his suffering, but saying goodbye was still difficult. We all missed him terribly. Especially Mami.
WINTER OF DISCONTENT
The hot stove could quickly turn to deep freeze
HALLE'S NEW LAD WAS A CAD!
Cheating past could catch up to singer Van Hunt
Two engines, four-wheel drive: Citroen's 4x4 is unique … just check the trunk
Automakers have devised quite a few ways to get power to all four (or sometimes more) wheels underneath off-road vehicles, but only a very select few have accomplished that task with two engines.
HUMANS AND EARTH ARE OFTEN AT ODDS, BUT WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, THEY CAN COMBINE THEIR POWERS TO BRING NEW LIFE TO LANDSCAPES.