Project of the Month built by driller1432

Help Support Home Model Engine Machinist by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Home Model Engine Machinist > Building Them > General Engine Discussion > Looking for book recommendations

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2017, 09:30 AM   #11
Brookesy
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Country Queensland
Posts: 46
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Thanks, I was looking at Harold Hall's books. They seem to have useful projects in them. I'll check out the other one too


Brookesy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 11:28 AM   #12
fcheslop
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 537
Liked 99 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Hi, Any of Harold Halls books are well worth the money very informative
Have you visited Harolds web site
http://www.homews.co.uk/page463.html
Good luck


fcheslop is offline  
Brookesy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 06:06 PM   #13
goldstar31
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,505
Liked 340 Times on 291 Posts
Likes Given: 537

Default

A lot of today's books and such are merely copies of the past such as Sparey and a 'Nest of Singing Birds' from Model Engineer.
I've had Sparey since I ran rather a vastly larger library which dealt with 12" to the foot things like Spitfires and Merlin and Griffon engines with a dash of radials and what the part number was for Biggles helmets and goggles
Probably the most informative series of books is dear old Holzapfell but I'd suggest that a copy of Advanced Machine Tool Work by R.H. Smith will about knacker your lazer printer and fill your mind with a graded course in machining on pdf. The only gripe on Smith is perhaps lathe tooling and that can come from such sources as Hoffman or if you really want get excited, The Quorn by Chaddock.
Chaddock certainly sorts the guys who can make a simple engine lathe do what it can and should do.

I suppose that once one has made a Quorn tool and cutter grinder and had repeated nervous breakdowns, lesser contributions get even smaller.

Norm
goldstar31 is offline  
Brookesy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #14
Brookesy
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Country Queensland
Posts: 46
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Thanks Norm. Quite an interesting response. I can guarantee that the Quorn is definitely not on my list of things to tackle. The books by Harold Hall appear to have useful projects in them which is why they interest me. Is Sparey similar or more technical information and are Biggles goggles WH&S approved for use in the home workshop?
Brookesy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #15
goldstar31
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,505
Liked 340 Times on 291 Posts
Likes Given: 537

Default

Sparey starts as we all were- basic but goes on to describe and use photographs to illustrate what CAN be done on a a fairly average lathe with a 7" swing and can screw cut . Again, he suggests Lathe tool shapes for a beginner to copy. What has to be remembered is that he hadn't a mill and - look what he achieved.

Chaddock also uses an even more ancient lathe and then sets out to make tooling for a Dore Westbury mill which he has just made. Earlier he made an atom bomb or at least bits for one!He also made ball bearings on the lathe but after making atom bomb bits, it must have been quite simple!

What must be remembered is that having access as an editor of Model Engineers Workshop provides access to what Shakespeare described as a 'Nest of Singing Birds' who were folks like Thomas, Westbury, LBSC, Jack Radford, and Tubal Cain to mention only a few.

Surprising little is really original. Have a go at Smith and Sparey and perhaps move on.

Let us know of YOUR discoveries, please.

Norm
goldstar31 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 04:57 AM   #16
Brookesy
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Country Queensland
Posts: 46
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fcheslop View Post
Hi, Any of Harold Halls books are well worth the money very informative
Have you visited Harolds web site
http://www.homews.co.uk/page463.html
Good luck
Thanks. I had a look at Harold Hall's website. There's some good stuff on there. More options
Brookesy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 05:06 AM   #17
Brookesy
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Country Queensland
Posts: 46
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

I understand the importance of Tubal Cain, Westbury etc. And how (rightly so) revered their work is. Cain's 'simple engines' books are on their way to me and one of Westbury's also. I will look into all the above and get cracking
Brookesy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 05:49 AM   #18
goldstar31
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,505
Liked 340 Times on 291 Posts
Likes Given: 537

Default

If you want a different slant on making things, why not Google John Moran's Gadget Builder site?

One thing that springs to mind is that he concentrates on what can be done on a 'newer' Chinese/Taiwanese lathe rather than the classic ( but no more) English lathes. IMHO he suggests easily made gadgets that which are applicable today as they ere in earlier times. Worth a session?

Cheers

N
goldstar31 is offline  
Brookesy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:43 AM   #19
Charles Lamont
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 444
Liked 108 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

George Thomas 'The Model Engineers Workshop Manual'. Lots on techniques and the fiddly detail of making a good job. Numerous very useful tools you can make for yourself from the very simple to the somewhat complicated. Some tooling is designed for Myford 7 series lathes, but could easily be adapted.


Charles Lamont is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommendations for my next project RonLyke General Engine Discussion 4 04-16-2014 04:58 PM
Need rookie recommendations Mac25 CNC Machines and Conversions 2 06-28-2013 05:41 PM
Small tap/die set recommendations chucketn General Engine Discussion 20 02-14-2011 01:13 AM
Torch Recommendations Please jlmanatee Tools 4 01-22-2009 06:33 PM
Magazine recommendations oregonsteam General Engine Discussion 7 08-02-2008 05:14 PM



Newest Threads






- Top - Member List