Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop


Small workshops, including those of model engineers, are making increasing use of small vertical milling machines. This book explains how to use them (and lathe milling attachments) in clear terms.

ISBN: 978 085242 843 6
Author: Arnold Throp


The increasing appearance of vertical milling machines in model engineers’ and other small workshops has brought the versatility of this type of machine to the notice of a large and growing group of potential users, but until the first edition of this book was published in 1977 there was little available guidance for the average amateur or small user.

This third revised edition includes descriptions of many of the very wide range of operations possible with photographed examples, plus information on machines, accessories, cutters, chucks, requirements and methods of work-holding.

Arnold Throp C. Eng., F.I.Mech.E. enjoyed a long and successful engineering career starting with very large steam and oil engines and including high-tension switchgear, mining machinery and machine tools. He has achieved over 55 years of membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Contents: Evolution of the Vertical Miller; Milling Flat Surfaces; Slitting and Cutting; Keyway Cutting; Fluting Components Other Than Tools; Boring; Jig-Boring; Profiling; End-Rounding; Dividing Heads; Gear-Cutting; Tool Making; Graduated Scales; Cutter Speeds For Vertical Millers; Work-Holding With Difficult Shapes; Chucks For Milling Cutters.

Originally published in 1977 by Argus Books Ltd
Second Revised Edition 1984
Special Interest Model Books edition published 2004

210 x 148 mm
94 pages
52 black & white photographs
7 tables and diagrams