The Metalworker’s Workshop

When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine, he was surprised by how just so many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. His new book is a complete guide to building or converting and equipping a workshop space. Continue reading

The Milling Machine

This book deals with choosing and using a milling machine and its accessories – the cutters, cutter chucks, workpiece clamps, vices, angle plates, dividing heads, rotary tables, boring heads and other minor items. The usage of each machine and accessory is described in sufficient detail for the vast majority of uses in the home workshop. Continue reading

Metalworker’s Data Book

Contains a comprehensive range of mathematical data which is required in the metalworking workshop and by those designing a wide range of engineered items, tools and machines. This book provides in a single concise volume that is otherwise only available by reference to many different sources. Continue reading

Model Engineers’ Workshop Projects

A project book including 18 designs for workshop equipment based on the author’s popular articles published in Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine. The projects are in themselves satisfying exercises in metalworking that once completed will make valuable additions to the model engineer’s range of equipment. Continue reading

Tool and Cutter Sharpening

Sharpening workshop tools is one task that is least understood by the majority of workshop owners. This book illustrates how most sharpening tasks can be carried out using an off hand grinder and a few simply made accessories to a standard comparable to that achieved using much more sophisticated equipment. Continue reading


The principles underlying radial work on a metalworking lathe are explained in depth in this book. It covers the methods that can be adopted: from simple applications without specialised equipment to the use of a semi-universal dividing head and a rotary table. Continue reading

Milling – A Complete Course

A comprehensive introduction to the milling machine, assuming no previous experience, by one of Model Engineers’ Workshop magazine’s leading authorities. Eight projects lead prospective model engineers through all of the techniques involved; each project is extensively illustrated with step-by-step photographs and workshop drawings. Continue reading


Bryan Acton Bryan Acton was educated at Eltham College and lived in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. He was introduced to winemaking by Trappist Monks in Palestine in 1943, while he was on armed service and progressed to being a member of the … Continue reading

Lathework – A Complete Course

This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. Continue reading