Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England
Extract from back cover of book:
However well equipped the workshop may be there seems to be an incessant need to make up special gadgets of one sort or another. These may range from mutilating a clothes peg to act as a 'third hand' up to major modifications to an existing machine tool. The making of such devices can be fun (indeed, some may appear to do nothing else!) but nevertheless the time taken up in 'devising the device' can often delay the completion of an important project. Shared experience is a most potent tool in reducing such delays, and can, moreover, often provide solutions to problems hitherto believed to be intractable.
About the Author - Tubal Cain has enjoyed more than 60 years' experience in designing and building engines and machines (in both full size and model dimensions) and over this time has made many ancillary devices. A number of these have been published from time to time and some were assembled in volume form about 15 years ago. The opportunity has been taken not only to reprint that book but to revise some of the entries to take advantage of user experience, to add new material and to introduce it into the popular Workshop Practice Series. This is an essential addition to any model engineer's library.
Photos: Black & White
Units of Measurement: Imperial
1 - Getting Hold of the Job
2 - Jigs and Fixtures
3 - Round and About the Lathe
4 - Miscellaneous