The Amateurs' Workshop
by Ian Bradley

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

150 x 210mm


ISBN 1-85486-130-1

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Extract from back cover of book:

All model engineers are occasionally faced with an operation outside their usual experience, particularly those whose normal occupation is unrelated to engineering. With more than 430 line and photographic illustrations, The Amateur's Workshop is a comprehensive reference book providing information on setting up a workshop and the use of various machines and tools. Processes such as knurling, reaming, milling in the lathe, screw threads, soldering and brazing and most standard workshop techniques are also covered.

Since this book first appeard in 1950 it has been extensively rewritten and revised and is considered to be the definitive reference book for amateur engineers.

About the Author - Ian Bradley has a lifetime's experience of precision engineering and has been a regular contributor to Model Engineer for more than 50 years, always showing an understanding of the possible problems likely to be encountered by amateurs.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter 1 - The Workshop

Chapter 2 - The Lathe

Chapter 3 - The Drilling Machine

Chapter 4 - Belt Drives

Chapter 5 - The Shaping Machine

Chapter 6 - The Milling Machine

Chapter 7 - Chucks

Chapter 8 - Mandrels

Chapter 9 - Lathe Tools

Chapter 10 - Knurling

Chapter 11 - Lathe Operations (Miscellaneous)

Chapter 12 - Taper Turning

Chapter 13 - Lapping

Chapter 14 - Toolmakers Buttons

Chapter 15 - Milling in the Lathe

Chapter 16 - Dividing in the Lathe

Chapter 17 - Dividing

Chapter 18 - Drills and Drilling

Chapter 19 - Countersinking and Counterboring

Chapter 20 - Cutting Screw Threads

Chapter 21 - Cutting Screw Threads in the Lathe

Chapter 22 - Measuring Equipment

Chapter 23 - Marking Out

Chapter 24 - The Dial Indicator

Chapter 25 - Suds Equipment

Chapter 26 - Lathe Overhead Drives

Chapter 27 - Soldering, Brazing & Case Hardening

Chapter 28 - Compressed Air in the Workshop

Chapter 29 - Some Additional Machine Tools

Chapter 30 - The Back Tool Post

Chapter 31 - Reamers