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WORKSHOP PRACTICE SERIES from Special Interest Model Books 1. Hardening, Tempering & Heat Treatment - Tubal Cain 2. Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop - Arnold Throp 3. Screwcutting in the Lathe - Martin Cleeve 4. Foundrywork for the Amateur - B.Terry Aspin 5. Milling Operations in the Lathe - Tubal Cain 6. Measuring & Marking Metals - Ivan Law 7. The Art of Welding - W.A.Vause 8. Sheet Metal Work - R.E.Wakeford 9. Soldering & Brazing - Tubal Cain 10. Saws & Sawing - Ian Bradley 11. Electroplating - J.Poyner 12. Drills, Taps & Dies - Tubal Cain 13. Workshop Drawing - Tubal Cain 14. Making Small Workshop Tools - Stan Bray 15. Workholding in the Lathe - Tubal Cain 16. Electric Motors - Jim Cox 17. Gears & Gear Cutting - Ivan Law 18. Basic Benchwork - Les Oldridge 19. Spring Design & Manufacture - Tubal Cain 20. Metalwork & Machining Hints & Tips - Ian Bradley 21. Adhesives & Sealants - David Lammas 22. Workshop Electrics - Alex Weiss 23. Workshop Construction - !
Jim Forrest & Peter Jennings 24. Electric Motors in the Home Workshop - Jim Cox 25. The Backyard Foundry - B.Terry Aspin 26. Home Workshop Hints & Tips Edited by Vic Smeed 27. Spindles - Harprit Sandhu 28. Simple Workshop Devices - Tubal Cain 29. CAD for Model Engineers - D.A.G.Brown 30. Workshop Materials - Alex Weiss 31. Useful Workshop Tools - Stan Bray 32. Unimat III Lathe Accessories - Bob Loader 33. Making Clocks - Stan Bray 34. Lathework: A Complete Course - Harold Hall 35. Milling: A Complete Course - Harold Hall 36. Photo Etching - Brian King 37. Dividing - Harold Hall
38. Tool and Cutter Sharpening
Sharpening workshop tools is probably the most diverse of all workshop activities and the one that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This is not unreasonable in view of the wide range of equipment suggested for the task, ranging from the complex, typically an industrial tool and cutter grinder, through to the humble off hand grinder.
This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories, whilst doing this to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment.
A lack of understanding of the processes almost certainly results in the workshop owner attempting tasks with far from perfect cutting tools that can diminish the satisfaction of a job well done. With the information in this book this situation can be avoided and working with blunt tooling should be a thing of the past.
About the Author
Harold Hall was for a number of years the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine and through its pages, he established himself as a mentor to tyro model engineers worldwide. He is the author of seven books in the indispensable Workshop Practice Series and lives in the Hertfordshire countryside. Harold Hall commenced an industrial apprenticeship in 1950 at the age of sixteen and worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine in 1991. Following retirement in 1995, he has continued to contribute metalworking articles to almost every issue of the magazine published since then. His crafting hobbies extend beyond model engineering to cabinet making, modelling, marquetry and pencil sketching.