By Les Oldrige
A large amount of engineering paintings occurs at the bench, utilizing hand instruments and methods that are moment nature to people who earn their dwelling in an engineering setting; they most likely realized at technical collage, as an apprentice, or very likely through the instance of older and more matured workmates.
The novice engineer or hobbyist would possibly not have loved such merits and, for instance, may perhaps holiday loads of hacksaw blades simply because he has no longer been proven how one can use the observed or what kind of blades he may be utilizing. This booklet units out to hide the entire common bench techniques in an easy yet informative demeanour which can help you all who've come to get pleasure from operating with metals yet whose schooling didn't comprise a grounding within the fundamentals of engineering benchwork.
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Routers 43 Sanders Power sanders make the often laborious task of sanding quick and easy. In addition to hand-held power sanders, there are a number of bench-mounted sanding machines available that are suited to the home workshop. ↓ Random orbital sander A random orbital sander is used for sanding large areas of wood. The sandpaper is held in place with a Velcro system. A soft pad can also be attached to turn the sander into a polishing tool. On/off switch Abrasive paper belt Power cord ↑ Belt sanders A belt sander is comprised of two rollers, around which runs a loop, or belt, of sandpaper.
Slide the fence up to the edge of the workpiece and lock it into position. CUTTING A GROOVE The best way to cut a straight groove is to use a side fence. Mark out the position of the groove and place the router on the workpiece, aligning the cutter with the groove markings. Slide the fence up to the edge of the workpiece and lock it in place. Use an off-cut of timber to cut a trial groove to check that the fence is set correctly; adjust if necessary. Never start or stop the router when the cutter is in contact with the workpiece.
Spring-loaded calipers are best because they cannot be altered easily by mistake. ← Scraper tools FLAT-NOSED SCRAPER Angled tip The main purpose of scraper tools is to remove marks left by other tools before sanding. Their shallow cutting angle leaves a smooth ﬁnish on the workpiece. 26), skewed chisels are used to form beads and to make V-cuts. OUTSIDE CALIPERS MOUNTING A WORKPIECE ON A LATHE The height at which a lathe should be positioned is a matter of personal comfort, but a good rule of thumb is to ﬁx it so that the center line of the workpiece is at elbow height.
Basic Benchwork (Workshop Practice Series, Volume 18) by Les Oldrige