Charles's Metalworking Page

Since a couple of years, my interests have extended to metal working, having now a lathe (well, actually 2) and a milling machine. I have taken a subscription to Model Engineer Workshop, as I am not (yet) interested in making steam models, but in the techniques used.

The above links provide indexes only. If you would like to have the articles or back issues themselves, you will need to contact the publisher at MEW or better, take a (digital) subscription, which gives access to all previous issues of MEW (although quality of the digital issues could well be improved upon!)

My subscription started at #169 (November 2010), but my index includes earlier work on the MEW index from Colin Usher, (who stopped after #190) and combined his work with the other index from Derry, which also stops after #190. I am very much indebted to Colin and Derry, their indices are a very useful resource for the earlier and very interesting articles in MEW. Combining the 2 indexes into my index has been a work of slow progress; many duplications between the 2 sources needed to be removed, some categories changed, but also the format I used is different because I wanted to have this in the same format as my other lists. As a result, the indexes from 1-180 are mostly a combination of the work of Colin and Derry while from 190 is my contribution.

In adapting MEW to my exisisting format, I faced the problem that not all issues of MEW had a specific month allocated (I use the numbers 1-12 for this). Some were called "Winter" or "Christmas", in the early years there were less than 12 issues in the year, but there have also been years with more than 12 issues. I have allocated these "winter" etc issues a specific month number, but unfortunately, when there were more than 12 issues in the year, a couple of issues got duplicated month numbers. In shorter words: only the issue number is unique! So be it.

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