Making a major purchase of a lathe, a milling machine or combination lathe/mill, whether manually operated or using computer numerical control (CNC), is a daunting prospect for any model engineer. This book provides practical advice on how to make the selection bearing in mind the particular needs of the individual. It provides descriptions and technical data about the wide range of machines and accessories. It also looks at the many different types of tooling fixtures and accessories that may be required. The book will be welcomed by all model engineers who are setting up a home workshop or planning a major equipment acquisition.
Alex Weiss has a PhD in mechanical engineering from University College London and has been a practicing model engineer for the last twenty years. He has already produced three earlier volumes in the Workshop Practice series, as well as Plastics for Modellers. He is also a contributor to Model Engineer magazine.