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

A long time has passed since updating this site for many reasons, unfortunately not workshop related. I decided to upgrade the BH600G with a DRO!  This was more a case of wanting to exploit the benefits of a DRO rather than necessity.  i have always hated the usual over-sized scales fitted to the cross-slide but seeing that Machine DRO UK now sell a suitable kit which uses magnetic scales rather than optical these are less intrusive. As a result, I also had to move the screw cutting clutch trip mechanism from the back of the lathe to the front!  see project DRO and Front Trip change for further info  
Graham Howe



Gear Cutting machine based on the Sunderland method

GWH Engineering

creative engineering in a home workshop

Updated February 2022


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New DRO and screw cutting clutch trip.fitted