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9781854862655

Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects - Workshop Practice Series #48

Author: David Fenner Code: 24708 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 126 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Mini-Lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market - often purchased as a first step by beginners to the hobby. This book follows on from the same author's introduction to the Mini-Lathe (Workshop Practice Series No. 43) and presents a series of projects which are intended to extend the versatility of this ......
9781854862648

Workshop Electrics (2nd Ed) - Workshop Practice Series #22

Author: Alex Weiss Code: 8615 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Workshop electrics are often ignored by those who should be most careful with them. This book covers the planning and installation of electrical systems for workshops with particular emphasis on safety. Note that the book is based on British practice.
9781854862662

The Milling Machine - Workshop Practice Series #49

Author: Harold Hall Code: 24714 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 126 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The content is divided into three main sections. Firstly, it describes what machines and accessories are available and covers each one in detail. The author explains which are essential and which can be obtained when the workshop activity eventually demands one. There are also suggestions on how the equipment chosen should be installed. The ......
9781854862624

Three Phase Conversion - Workshop Practice Series #47

Author: Graham Astbury Code: 23957 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 152 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Often, model engineers buy industrial workshop equipment, such as lathes, drilling machines and milling machines, but they usually require a three-phase electricity supply. Although ready-built phase converters are available, they can often cost as much or even more than the equipment purchased. This book provides an invaluable source of practical ......
9781854862600

Workshop Machinery - Workshop Practice Series #46

Author: Alex Weiss Code: 23945 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Making a major purchase of a lathe, a milling machine or combination lathe/mill, whether manually operated or using computer numerical control (CNC), is a daunting prospect for any model engineer. This book provides practical advice on how to make the selection bearing in mind the particular needs of the individual. It provides descriptions and ......
9781854862617

Basic Lathework - Workshop Practice Series #45

Author: Stan Bray Code: 23995 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 182 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: This book deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machine and its construction, including modern types of machine as well the more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are covered in depth, as are all machining operations including general machining, taper turning, ......
9781854862563

The Metal Worker's Workshop - Workshop Practice Series #44

Author: Harold Hall Code: 23210 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and ......
9781854862532

Metalworker's Data Book - Workshop Practice Series #42

Author: Harold Hall Code: 21574 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Contains a comprehensive range of data required in the metalworking workshop and by those designing engineered items, tools and machines. It pools together data that is only otherwise available by reference to many different sources or in more expensive publications. It also includes details of items not now used, which is useful for those ......
9781854862525

Grinding, Honing & Polishing - Workshop Practice Series #41

Author: Stan Bray Code: 20883 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 99 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This latest volume in the unique "Workshop Practice" series presents a general overview of the grinding, lapping, honing and polishing of metal, as well as the materials used to make grinding wheels, belts and papers. The uses of various machines and grinding mediums are described, including the off-hand grinder, modern miniature hand ......
9781854862549

The Mini-Lathe - Workshop Practice Series #43

Author: David Fenner Code: 20941 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 129 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Mini-lathe has become the best-selling item of machinery in the hobby engineering market - often purchased as a first step by beginners to the hobby. For many years Myford lathes were considered as 'standard issue' for model engineers, but at about one-twentieth of the price of a new Myford, these new Mini-lathes set the benchmark for the ......
9781854862501

Bearings - Workshop Practice Series #40

Author: Alex Weiss Code: 20878 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Every working model includes bearings. this excellent book describes the wide and diverse range of bearings found in the many types of models built in home workshops. It reviews bearing materials, types of bearings and highlights the difference between home-made and off-the-shelf bearings. it also covers the installatioon and care of bearings.
9781854862419

Tool & Cutter Sharpening - Workshop Practice Series #38

Author: Harold Hall Code: 17541 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 133 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2006 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Sharpening workshop tools is an activity little understood by most workshop owners. This book explains the process and illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories.With the information in this book, working with blunt tools should be a thing of the past.
9781854862464

Electric Motors (2nd Ed) - Workshop Practice Series #16

Author: Jim Cox Code: 18108 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 152 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2006 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This excellent book in the Workshop Practice Series deals with the principles and characteristics of a wide range of motor types found in small workshop applications. It covers speed control, electric braking, generators, installation and safety aspects. It is an invaluable guide for any small engineering workshop user.
9781854862389

Dividing - Workshop Practice Series #37

Author: Harold Hall Code: 16341 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2005 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This useful book covers the subject of Dividing, particularly the principles underlying gear cutting and the many other aspects of engineering where accurate division of circles is required. The mathematical aspects of dividing are covered at a level that will be understood easily by a model engineer. Dividing equipment is relatively expensive, so ......
9781854862372

Photo Etching - Workshop Practice Series #36

Author: Brian King Code: 16018 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 112 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2005 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Photo etching to produce electronic circuit boards is familiar to many modellers, but the extension of the technique to the precision production of detailed metal parts for all aspects of model making is perhaps less well known. This book explains in detail the techniques used to produce such parts including the production of the high quality ......
9781854862327

Milling - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series #35

Author: Harold Hall Code: 14835 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2004 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This handily sized book in the Workshop Practice Series takes the novice through the basics of milling, an invaluable skill for the engineer or model engineer. It assumes no prior experience of using a milling machine and takes the reader through four minor and four major projects to illustrate all of the techniques involved. The perfect guide for ......
9781854861825

Workshop Drawing - Workshop Practice Series #13

Author: Tubal Cain Code: 11059 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 114 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2003 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
13th in the Workshop Practice Series, this little book describes the techniques and conventions of technical drawing. It is an invaluable aid to creating your own drawings or understanding the work of others. Students will find it a more than useful guide.
9781854862303

Lathework - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series #34

Author: Harold Hall Code: 14271 Price: AU $16.95 Format: Paperback / 165 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2003 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Every classic car restorer and most DIY mechanics have at some time wished that they could turn up a part that was needed now but not readily available. This complete course in a book will help you to master the art of turning parts on a lathe. All you need is the lathe.
9781854861450

Home Workshop Hints & Tips - Workshop Practice Series #26

Author: Vic Smeed Code: 14831 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 124 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2003 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This excellent little book is a compilation of useful hints and tips gathered from the pages of Model Engineer magazine. there are articles by eminent engineers and answers to queries addressed to the magazine, the equivalent of FAQ on a web site. It is a treasure trove of useful information for the model engineer including information that would ......
9781854861337

Electric Motors In The Home Workshop - Workshop Practice Series #24

Author: Jim Cox Code: 3142 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 140 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2002 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book is a practical guide to the use of electrical motors in the workshop. It describes the "recycling" of discarded and surplus motors from both domestic and industrial sources and even how to operate a three phase motor on a single phase supply. Battery operated motors are also covered and motors for mobile projects. The writer was chief ......
9781854861948

Useful Workshop Tools - Workshop Practice Series #31

Author: Stan Bray Code: 14834 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 110 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In this book Stan Bray presents a collection of invaluable additions to the model engineer's armoury of tools and equipment. It is a follow-up to his "Making Small Workshop Tools" and includes marking-out and machining aids plus a simple filing machine and an unusual milling vice. Fully dimensioned drawings, descriptive text and photographs ......
9780852428467

The Art of Welding - Workshop Practice Series #7

Author: W.A. Vause Code: 4497 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Welding is a skill in great demand of which the basics can be learned without great difficulty. Writer W.A. Vause draws on 40 years of experience to set out basic techniques for oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, flame-cutting and electric arc welding with mild steel, cast iron, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminium, etc in sheet, plate or cast ......
9780852429471

Metalwork & Machining Hints & Tips - Workshop Practice Series #20

Author: Ian Bradley Code: 6135 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A workshop information anthology combining useful advice and instruction for beginners, with explanations of tools and techniques often familiar in name but not always found described in detail.
9780852428665

Drills Taps And Dies - Workshop Practice Series #12

Author: Tubal Cain Code: 8370 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Driling true and correctly dimensioned holes and cutting accurate threads are basic requirements in all engineering work. This book explains how to achieve such accuracy. It also provides comprehensive tables of all the tools available or likely to be encountered, explains the differences between various types of drill and thread form and ......
9780852428405

Milling Operations In The Lathe - Workshop Practice Series #5

Author: Tubal Cain Code: 3065 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 126 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Many more workshops have lathes than have milling machines and this book explains how the lathe, with or without a separate milling attachment, can be used for milling operations. It is an invaluable guide for the small workshop owner.
9780852428382

Screwcutting In The Lathe - Workshop Practice Series #3

Author: Martin Cleeve Code: 7577 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 174 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
One of the most useful functions of the modern lathe is its ability to cut any form of internal or external thread within the overall capacity of the machine. This book is an invaluable source of detailed information of a practical nature and a useful guide to working in metric or imperial standards.
9780852428412

Measuring & Marking Metals - Workshop Practice Series #6

Author: Ivan Law Code: 9688 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 112 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
How to use measuring equipment and to mark out work are essential skills for any engineer, model or full size, and this book shows how those skills can be acquired and employed.
9781854861894

CAD For Model Engineers - Workshop Practice Series #29

Author: D A G Brown Code: 114 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1999 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Author has been a lecturer on the subject of computers & CAD for the purposes of model engineering. In this book he seeks to strip away the mystique surrounding the subject by avoiding the jargon and providing practical advice on how to choose the right system and to make progress with it.
9781854861924

Workshop Materials - Workshop Practice Series #30

Author: Alex Weiss Code: 14833 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1999 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Model engineers use a wide variety of materials and this book describes most of them. It includes recommendations on abrasives adhesives, bearing materials, ceramics, electroplating, polishing materials, sealants, solders and more. It is an invaluable guide for those working on both model and full size machinery.
9781854861689

Foundrywork for the Amateur - Workshop Practice Series #4

Author: B Terry Aspin Code: 14829 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1998 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book is an invaluable guide for anyone who intends casting iron parts for model engineering projects. It has been updated and substantially rewritten since the original book was published fifty years ago and this edition reflects the changes in terminology and in the availability of materials and equipment that have occurred in that time. It ......
9781854861504

Simple Workshop Devices - Workshop Practice Series #28

Author: Tubal Cain Code: 14832 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1998 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Every workshop needs special gadgets that can't be bought over the counter. In this book Tubal Cain describes many of these devices, providing the fruits of his experience to save others from having to spend time devising devices that have already been devised. Why re-invent the wheel? It is a useful additon to any model engineer's library.
9781854861467

The Backyard Foundry - Workshop Practice Series #25

Author: B Terry Aspin Code: 12435 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1997 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book covers basic principles, materials and techniques required to produce professional standard castings. It fills a need that is more urgent today with the demise of the small foundry that would undertake small casting jobs. The book is written primarily for the model engineer, but is an invaluable guide to anyone wishing to make mouldings ......
9781854861498

Spindles - Workshop Practice Series #27

Author: Harprit Sandhu Code: 2573 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1997 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Describes the design, construction and use of a variety of spindles that will be of interest to the amateur engineer. Milling, grinding and drilling spindles are covered along with a unique light gear cutting frame for clockmakers. Emphasis on spindles that are easy to make and have as few parts as possible.
9780852428450

Soldering And Brazing - Workshop Practice Series #9

Author: Tubal Cain Code: 3293 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1996 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This is a detailed guide to soldering and brazing metals. It describes the processes, equipment and materials and explains what is happening in the joints as they are made. It is an invaluable guide for the hobbyist, light engineer or restorer of old machinery.
9781854861313

Workshop Construction - Workshop Practice Series #23

Author: Jim Forrest Code: 14830 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 142 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1995 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book is a highly practical description of how to build your own workshop for those inclined to mechanical hobbies such as model engineering. The same methods will also create a home for a model railway or a better than normal garden shed. It describes the layout, necessary tools, several floor types, lean-to construction and more. Be sure to ......
9781854860484

Adhesives And Sealants - Workshop Practice Series #21

Author: David Lammas Code: 3886 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: SPECIAL INTEREST MODEL BOOKS Published date: 01/07/1991 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
There is an enormous range of adhesives, sealants and thread lockers available today and this book provides practical help and guidance in deciding which adhesive should be used for particular tasks. It is aimed at model engineers, home mechanics and woodworkers and is an invaluable guide to modern adhesives.
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