Workshop Practice Series 26 Home Workshop Hints and Tips

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Introduction
SECTION 1 Lathes and Lathework
Removable Nose for a Mandrel
Centre with Tool-setting Peg
Divider f or a Portass
Tarpers
Cutting Metric Threads
For.ming and Finishing a Screwthread
Cutting Square Threads
Packing
Lathe Carrier
Lathe Centre Gauge and Scriber
Se~nsitive Drilling Attachment
Bo1ring and Facing Tools
Collet Chucks
Second Operation Set-ups
Bo1ring Recesses
Lathe Toolposts
A High Speed Turning Hint
A Simple Lead Screw Chip Guard
Clasp Nut Engagement Stop
Simple Tool
Improvised Steady
Screwcutting B.A. Threads
Se1tting Lathe to Turn Parallel
How to Plane Small Gears
A Centre-spacing Punching Tool
Boring Bar Attachment
Turning and Boring Phosphor Bronze
Query – Form Tool of Complicated Shape
Curing the “Incurable Chuck”
Tightening Adjusting Screws on Cross Slides of Small Lat hes
Cutting Multi-thread Screws
Query – Knurling Troubles
Twisted Rods
A Chuck for Small Screws
Overcoming the Deficiencies o f Inaccurate Machine Tools
Making Screws
SECTION 2 Benchwork
Hints on Filing
File Cleaning
The Art of Drilling Holes
Winding Small Springs
Prevent of Noise
Small Bends, Sets and Joggles
Adjustable Wire-bending Tool
Winding Helical Springs
Working Pipes and Tubes
Mandrel for Cutting Rings from Thin Tubing
Adjustable Jig for Drilling Round Stock
Handling Small Nuts
Fixing Small Rivets
A Simple Marking Gauge
Toolmaker’ s Cramps
Gear Wheel Repairs
Chisels from Needle Files
Vee Supports
Vice to Set Small Studs
Cultivat ing Caliper Accuracy
Wood Lathe Bow Nuts
Sharpening Small Twist Drills
Drilling Hexagonal Holes
Query – Holes in Thin Sheet Metal
Square-ending a Drilled Hole
Straightedge and Surface Plate
Query – Scraping Planed Plates
Non-slip Tap Wrench
To Save Broken Taps
Simple Tap Wrench
Tap Grinding and Binding
Lubricants for Tapping
Some Causes of Taps Breaking
Cross-drilling Shafts in Vice
Hacksaw and Scratch Brush Hints
Uses for Powdered Graphite
Drilling Laminations
A Handy Drilling Jig for J oint Pins, Round Bars, etc.
Removing Broken Taps and Drills f rom Castings
A Simple Hole-chamfering Tool
Holding Hacksaw Blade for Depth Slotting
SECTION 3 Machine Tools and A ccessories
Spigot Cutter for Shouldering Rods
Tip from Canada
Srnall Bench Grinder
A Tip in Grinding Copper
Safety Washer for Grinding-wheel Spindle Nut
Freehand Grinding
Oiling Lathes and Machine Tools
Jointing Band Saw Blades
Query – Drilling Machine Chatter
Gripping Slips f or the Machine Vice
Simple Belt Tensioning Device
Belt Dressings
SE:CTION 4 Electrical
Electrical Heating Elements
Query – Motor Trouble
Query – Running Cable to Workshop Motor
Ouery – Pressure-operated Switch
Qu ery – Dynamo Not Working After Repair
Query – Wrong Direction
Query – Small Solenoids
Query – Horsepower of Motor
SECTION 5 Miscellaneous
Safety in the Workshop
Chemical Colouring of Metals
What Metal Is It?
Making Oilcans
Make Your Own Modelling Clay
Query – Sand for Moulding
Hand Cream
P.T.F.E.
Metric System
A Simple Forge
A Simple Furnace
Casting Aluminium Alloys
Melting Aluminium
Measurement of High Temperatures
Low-temperature Solders