Amateur's Workshop by Ian Bradley

By Ian Bradley

A connection with workshop innovations for version engineers, which additionally covers developing a workshop.

Many Machinist initiatives, would receive advantages from interpreting this book.

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Centr height, and none of thework present any real difficulty. A set of detaile drawings is available and castings ma be obtained. ing ma& 1 ines suitable for amateur use are tho illustrated in Fig. 2 and Fig. 3. B machines are the design of Mes E. W. Cowell of Watford and are, part, suitable for making in amateur workshop. They may bought as sets of castings with som the heavier machining already car out or they may be had as fully fin ed machines. The lighter of the two machines h a capacity of i in.

G is still the most satisfactory since it is the least affected b:; oil and. for the most part, is the most flexible. It is probably the most expensiv,e. but its all-round advantages and tong-life. for drives 20 years old are not uncommon in the amateur workshop, make ii, in the long run: still the best material available. Belt Fasteners Unless the belts are to be run over large pulievs the commercia! pattern of fastener-is really not suitable. The aim, in the private shop at all events, is a drive that is free from noise and is to ali intents and purposes endless.

It allows anv tool to be moved and re-sited without Accordingly. it is not proposed to devote much snace to a form of drive that is now only of historic interest. Instead the emphasis will naturally be placed on current practice, and the conditions the reader will find at work both in the factory and in the private Nevertheless. l a number of the older machines driven by means of it, some brief notes on its use will appear later in the chapter. ), we went extensively into these matters. Those readers who possesscopies ofthe book will no doubt pardon us ifwe can only deal with the subject somewhat repetitively in less detail here.

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