I have already mentioned that I have a George Thomas Universal Pillar Tool which was serialised in ME and then went as a separate book and is now in GHT 's Workshop Techniques. I also mentioned that it is possible to make the arms out of scrap con rods from say BMC A Series scrap engines i.e. Mini and 1100 ones.
'Life gets tedious sometimes' Yeah I made mine from the Mk2 castings but- yeah, yeah.
Mine or so it was said, will fit on the saddle of a small lathe i.e. a Myford and can drill, divide and stake-- and put in jewels into watches as a sort of party piece. Oh yes, indeed! These old boys knew their stuff.
Long ago, I used to watch the local lasses making special whisky corks on some what better ones.
Now, I'd rather drink the stuff