Everything and anything I write about the fundamentals of tools.

Abrasives – there are many different types of abrasive and forms that they come in, I thought it would be good to look at all of the options.

Lathes – a number of different lathes, mostly ones I’ve owned, but would like to extend that list.

Lathe Tools – cutting angles required for different materials, a description of the different types of material used for lathe tools and some basic hints and tips on setting up the tool in the toolpost.

Threads – there are lots of ways to make threads, using the lathe or using taps and dies. Of importance is the Tap Wrench and the Die Holder.

Milling Machines – reviews of milling machines and accessories. Along with upgrades and machining techniques.

Tool Manufacturers – as I buy tools I thought it would be nice to write something about the manufacturer, especially as some have ceased to trade.

Workholding – there are many different ways to hold a workpiece. Sometimes the fun of engineering is working out how to hold and machine a part. Sometimes you need inspiration.