The Workshop. The Lathe. The Drilling Machine. Belt Drives. The Shaping Machine. The Milling Machine. Chucks. Mandrels. Lathe Tools. Knurling. Lathe Operations. Taper Turning. Lapping. Toolmakers Buttons. Milling in the Lathe. Dividing in the Lathe. Dividing. Drills & Drilling. Countersinking and Counterboring. Cutting Screw Threads. Cuting Screw Threads in the Lathe. Measuring Equipment. Marking Out. The Dial Indicator. Suds Equipment. Lathe Overhead Drives. Soldering, Brazing & Case Hardening. Compressed Air in the Workshop. Some Additional Workshop Tools. The Back Tool Post. Reamers.
Ian Bradley, who died in 1995, had a lifetime's experience in precision engineering and contributed articles to Model Engineer magazine for over 50 years. During that period, thousands of engineers had come to regard this book as the first point of reference to turn to when a new aspect of the hobby presented itself.