A new practical guide to dividing (indexing) in the workshop. Whether new to the process or looking to enhance your skills, this book will introduce you to a range of dividing methods and explains how to achieve the best results both with and without specialist dividing tools. With step-by-step instructions and photography throughout, this new book explains dividing with the 'coordinate method' and using the lathe; dividing with gears and dividing plates; using the dividing head, the rotary table and the spin indexer; electronic dividing methods and finally a range of case studies to show application of practical techniques.
Alexander du Pre is a lifelong model maker with an interest in designing and building fully-working radio controlled vehicles, miniature internal combustion engines and workshop tooling. As an amateur model engineer, he has established a home workshop over many years and fully understands the challenges involved in achieving high quality results with limited workshop facilities and budget. His articles have appeared in the modelling press and he has exhibited his work at model engineering exhibitions in the UK. He is a naval architect and a chartered engineer with a long career in the marine industry.