September 2013

This month sees a new dividing head from Warco and some special offers from Chronos on Draper machines. Also if you want to learn CAD take a look at the courses run by PaulTheCAD.

• SketchUp Training Courses
• SketchUp Training Manuals
TurboCAD Training Courses – 2D & 3D
• TurboCAD Manuals

In addition to offering training books and CDs, Paul runs regular training sessions in Winchester in small groups or on a one-to-one basis and can also provide off-site training for clubs, etc.

Semi-universal dividing head from Warco


  1. Hardened and ground spindle

  2. Phosphor-bronze worm hardened and ground

  3. Ratio 40:1

  4. Threaded spindle nose and 24 hole dividing plate with easy conversion to fast direct indexing on numbers 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14.

  5. Semi-universal diving head sets include - adjustable tail stock, three dividing plates, centre and threaded back plate for mounting three or four jaw chuck

  6. MT2 taper.

  7. Weight  - 19kg.

 Also available in larger BS-1 size

£245.00 inc VAT and delivery

Draper 180mm variable speed lathe from Chronos

Variable speed reversible drive and powered cutting facility for right and left hand threads. No-volt switch to prevent accidental switch on with the chuck guard fitted as standard. Supplied with self-centring three jaw chuck and approved plug. Extensive range of accessories available.

Turning capacity:
- diameter ... 180mm
- between centres ... 200/300mm
Spindle speeds
- low ... 100-1100 r/min
- high ... 100-2500r/min
Cross slide travel ... 65mm
Spindle bore ... 20mm
Overall length ... 830mm
Weight ... 42kg 

£620 inc VAT and delivery (list price £962) and set of cutters (list price £98.73)

Draper 150mm bench grinder from Chronos

A compact machine with one coarse and one fine grinding wheel, adjustable eye protection shields, spark deflectors, wheel guards and tool rests. Fitted with a cable and approved plug. Specification:
Grinding wheel diameter ... 150mm
Bore size ... 12.7mm
Speed ... 3000r/min
Machine dimensions ... 330 x 200 x 250mm
Weight ... 9kg 

£49 inc VAT (list £72), delivery and wheel dresser

Chronos compound table

Fits to drilling machine. Table size 170mm x 170mm.

Overall Height is 115 mm. The T-slots are 25 mm at the bottom and 16 mm at the top. Each axis has 90 mm of travel.