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.

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I made a ball turning tool many years ago to fit on my ML7 lathe but since now also having a BH600G Warco lathe I decided to make a new ball turning tool of a different design to that on the ML7. The new design is largely made from mild steel bar stock and is substantially bigger and more robust in its operation thus providing a better and controlled surface finish.  The design also allows for the tool to mount to a quick change tool post holder using a spacer to ensure it is set to lathe spindle centre height.  The main control is a rotating lever which faces the operator and enables balls to be turned up to 28 mm diameter.  Link:   see project Ball Turning Tool for further info  
Graham Howe



Gear Cutting machine based on the Sunderland method

GWH Engineering

creative engineering in a home workshop

Updated June 2022


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Ball Turning jig for BH600G lathe