The Metalworker's Workshop
by Harold Hall

Softcover
150 x 210mm
160pp

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

R.R.P.$19.90

ISBN 978-185486-256-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworing activies including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking.

It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases.

The book is based on a very popular series of articles which originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

Chapter 1 - The purpose of the workshop
- The possibilities: Model engineering and workshop equipment
- Restoration
- Clock-making
- Pot-luck Questions to ask yourself
- Major machines
- Lathe and drilling machine
- Band saw
- Milling machine
- Minor machines
- Fittings

Chapter 2 - The workshop
- A room in the house
- The garage
- A purpose-built workshop
- Location
- Windows
- Insulation
- Condensation Temperature difference
- Surface condition
- Moisture content of the air
- Roofing

Chapter 3 - Fittings
- Furniture
- Benches
- Storage
- Electricity supply to the workshop
- Some pointers
- Supply source
- Cabling Length of cable
- Electricity in the workshop
- Workshop consumer unit
- Circuits
- Diversity
- Earthing
- Residual current device
- Installation
- Lighting
- Heating

Chapter 4 - Planning
- Metric or imperial? Drill sizes
- Thread systems
- Calibrated equipment
- Metric measuring equipment
- Material specifications
- Steel - General - purpose steel
- Lead content
- Non-ferrous metals
- Project planning
- Study the drawings
- Tolerances
- Listing your materials
- Saving time
- Working in parallel
- Tool changes
- Drawings
- Computer-aided design (CAD)
- Completing the project

Chapter 5 Hand tools
- Files Scrapers
- Spanners
- Hexagon wrenches
- Measuring and marking-out equipment
- Centre punches
- Callipers and dividers
- Depth gauge/ Protractor
- Combination square set
- Marking out
- Hand stamps

Chapter 6 - Precision tools
- Micrometers
- Vernier callipers
- Height gauges
- Dial-type measuring instruments
- Dial gauges
- Dial test indicators
- Digital versions
- Slip gauges
- Sine bars
- Hole gauges
- Precision spirit level
- Parallels
- Fixed width parallels
- Block parallels
- "Wavy" parallels
- Adjustable parallels
- Surface plates
- V blocks

Chapter 7 - Shop-made tools
- Saddle stop
- Tapping guides
- Universal joints
- Distance gauges
- Grinding rest
- Back stop
- Faceplate-balancing fixture.

Chapter 8 - Electrics and electronics
- Machine controls
- No volt release
- Foot switch
- In the workshop
- Variable speed drives
- Digital read-outs
- CAD/CAM/CNC
- CAD for drawing only
- Reliability

Chapter 9 - Machine installation and safety equipment
- Machine installation
- Lathe installation
- Safety equipment
- Face protection
- Machine guards
- Safety shoes
- Ear defenders

Chapter 10 - The Lathe
- Lathe-only user
- The lathe (with milling machine)
- Size
- Speed range
- Drive clutch
- Top slide
- Screw cutting
- Saddle half nut
- Thread dial indicator
- Powered cross slide feed
- Milling head

Chapter 11 - Lathe accessories
- Cutters
- Replaceable tip cutters
- Permanently tipped cutters
- High-speed steel (HSS) cutters
- Which to choose? Tool holders
- Work holders
- Faceplates
- Jawed chucks
- The jaws
- Backplates
- Collet chucks
- Gripping range
- Closing method
- Dead length systems
- Collet holders
- Worthwhile? "Must haves"
- Drill chucks
- Centres
- Catch plate and lathe dog
- Tailstock die holders
- Steadies
- Fixed steadies
- Travelling steadies
- Knurling tools
- Saddle stop
- Other accessories
- Tailstock
- Back stop
- Coolant pump
- Keats angle plate
- Non-turning operations
- Boring; Dividing

Chapter 12 - The drilling machine and accessories
- The machine
- Mounting
- Speed range
- Other features
- Controls
- Accessories
- Drills
- Jobber drills
- Blacksmith drills
- Stub drills
- Countersinks
- Counterbores
- Vice
- Compound table
- Other accessories
- Using a drilling machine

Chapter 13 - The milling machine
- Turret mills
- Mill/Drills
- Common features
- Speed control
- Speed ranges
- Rotating head
- Calibrated X, Y and Z feeds
- Digital read-outs
- Traverse stops
- Power feed
- Draw bar
- Spindle taper
- Horizontal/Vertical attachments

Chapter 14 - Milling machine accessories
- Cutters with shanks
- The non working end
- The working end
- Indexable cutters
- Solid cutters
- Which size? Plain or threaded? Other types
- Disk-type cutters
- Cutter holders
- Boring head
- Minor accessories
- Machine vice Considerations
- Angle plates
- Parallels
- V blocks
- Positioning devices
- Major accessories
- Dividing heads
- 5C fixtures
- Rotary tables
- Taking a cut is easy

Chapter 15 - Grinders and motorised saws
-
Grinders
- Off-hand grinders
- Tool and cutter grinder
- Surface grinder
- Belt and disk sanders
- Motorised saws
- Hack saw
- Horizontal band saw
- Fret saw

Chapter 16 - Presses, sheet metal machines, welders and shapers
- Presses
- Uses
-
Bending
- Punching holes
- Cropping
- Force fitting and removing
- Types
- Fly presses
- Arbor presses
- Hydraulic presses
- Accessories
- Punches and dies
- Bending
- Installation
- Need for? Sheet metal machines
- Welders
- Electric welding equipment
- Arc welders
- Metal inert gas welders
- Safety equipment
- Shapers.

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