Turn your scrap into useful tools to simplify and speed up your metal work!
- Practical guide for home machine shop enthusiasts to make your own tools using leftover scrap material
- 15 complete plans to make tools that save time and money, each taking no more than 3–4 hours to make
- Descriptive instructions, fully-dimensioned drawings, and reference photographs
- Make your own filing machine, micrometer stand, chuck stops, cross drilling jigs, depth gauges, finger plates, and more
Instead of throwing odds and ends of bar and rod into the scrap box, why not turn them into useful tools to simplify and speed up future work? Make your home machine shop more versatile and efficient by creating your own dependable tools for marking-out, benchwork, and machining. Work smarter with your own practical tools!
Inside Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make for Home Machinists, model engineering expert Stan Bray provides complete plans for making 15 simple but useful additions to your workshop equipment. Each of these tools takes only a few hours to make and requires no special materials. Fully-dimensioned drawings, detailed instructions, and reference photographs accompany each project.
This practical collection covers home machine shop tools for benchwork, the lathe, and milling operations. It includes marking-out and machining aids; a simple motorized filing machine; an unusual and improved milling vice; a micrometer stand; internal and external chuck stops; cross drilling jigs; a hand turning rest; rear mounted tool posts; and a self-releasing mandrel handle.
“There comes a point for most home machinists when the shop has been completed, basic skills are mastered, and the question, ‘What now?’ is asked. In Useful Machine Shop Tools to Make, Stan Bray answers this question with 15 projects for the home machinist—projects that will build both your shop and your machinist’s skills. No matter what the focus of your shop, you are bound to find a number of must-make tools among the time-tested selection presented here.”
—George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine