Welcome  This website is a personal view about designing and making models/tools in a home workshop.  Hopefully, the content of this site will inspire or encourage anyone to create something they can be proud of.   Engineering in a home workshop is usually about making models but for me I especially enjoy the creative aspect of engineering.  The making of the  gear generating machine (see Making Gears) is a good example as the end result is a totally unique machine created from only a brief outline description of the Sunderland gear operating concept and thereafter a substantial amount of experimentation..  The content, advice and opinions within these web pages are those of the author.  As such it is entirely the readers responsibility should they wish to follow or adopt the information herein.  Please be aware that workshop equipment can be dangerous if not used with care and due regard  of safety equipment and procedures.

Latest News July 2018

Unfortunately I have been unable to make progress in the workshop as I have been away from home.  I decided whilst recently away to call into Power Capacitors ltd. in Birmingham to discuss upgrading my BH600G lathe to 3 phase motor and control.  After a meeting with Pete Moss all was sorted and this addition has radically improved operating the lathe.   Now any speed can be set using the control dial, all the 6 safety aspects are retained (eg no op if chuck guard not set)  and including a motor stop using the original lathe carriage lever.  The addition of a tachometer displays the speed and an emergency stop is retained at the front of the lathe.  Installation was quite a time consuming exercise as all the original contactors and wiring had to be discarded and re jigged. Photos to follow


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Graham Howe



Screw cutting clutch and belt driven fine feed unit
Gear Cutting machine based on the Sunderland method
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creative engineering in a home workshop