This book contains a comprehensive range of data, which is required in the metalworking workshop and by those designing a wide range of engineered items, tools and machines. It provides, in a single concise volume, data that is only otherwise available by reference to many different sources or more expensive publications. For those involved in restoration work, the book also includes details of items not now used, and for which data is not easy to locate. Harold Hall was, for a number of years, the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine and is the author of four previous books in this indispensable series.
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.
Introduction. Drills. Turning Tools. End Mills and Slot Drills. Grinding Wheels. Collets and Tapers. Precision Tooling. Spanners. Thread Data. Tapping Drill Sizes. Screw Thread Forms. Screw Cutting on the Lathe. Worm Cutting. Gears. Belt Drives. Dividing. Presswork. Welding Symbols. Mathematical Formulae. T-Slots and Dovetails. Electric/Electronic Components. Electrical Formulae. Hardware Dimensions. Material Dimensions. Material Specification. Miscellaneous Data. Mathematical Tables. Prime Numbers. Conversion Tables and Factors. Further Information. Glossary of Engineering Terms. Abbreviations.