Whether it’s a drawing, spreadsheet, or chart, it can be useful to have the electronic file in-hand.
Click on files to download material relevant to stories in The Home Shop Machinist.

General Downloads

Threading Tables
HSM Index
Index of Village Press Books

Metric Drill Sizes
Imperial Drill Sizes

Alibre CAD Downloads

“A 3D CAD Primer – Learn the Basics and Try it for Free” was featured in the Sep-Oct 2019 issue. Download the 3D CAD files here or visit Alibre’s website to begin.

Before you start:
      1. Download your free 6 month license of Alibre Design or Alibre Atom3D (for Windows).
      2. Install the 3D CAD software.
      3. Download and open any files you choose.

Conning Tower 3D CAD
Conning Tower Nut
(John Lindo, Mar-Apr 2019)
Yo-yo 3D CAD
Yo-Yo: Kids in the Shop
(Roger Taylor, Jul-Aug 2019)
Tapping Attachment 3D CAD
Tapping Attachment
(Graham Meek, Sep-Oct 2018)
Knurling Tool 3D CAD
Knurling Tool
(Don Wiederhold, May-June 2019)
Workpiece Support 3D CAD
Workpiece Support
(Bill Schirado, July-Aug 2019)

Magazine Article Files

Jul-Aug 2019
“Metric Threading on an Antique Lathe” by Blaine Geddes
Jan-Feb 2019
“Manual Numerical Control: Creating 2D Curves on Your Lathe” by Ronald Pierik
Jan-Feb 2018
“Hold Onto that Boring Bar – Part One” by Michael Ward
Nov-Dec 2017
“A Small Dividing Head for the Home Shop – Part Two” by John Manhardt
Sep-Oct 2017
“A Small Dividing Head for the Home Shop – Part One” by John Manhardt
Jul-Aug 2017
“Chips & Sparks: Speed Charts” by David Hansen
May-Jun 2017
“Rupnow Flathead Engine – Part Four” by Brian Rupnow
“Using Spacer Blocks” by R. G. Sparber
“Profiled Fly Cutters for Gear Cutting” by Martin Gearing
Mar-Apr 2017
“Rupnow Flathead Engine – Part Three” by Brian Rupnow
“Making Gear Cutters using a Formed Profile” by Martin Gearing
Jan-Feb 2017
“Rupnow Flathead Engine – Part Two” by Brian Rupnow
Nov-Dec 2016
“Rupnow Flathead Engine – Part One” by Brian Rupnow
Jul-Aug 2016
“Metric Threading” by Marc Pohm
May-Jun 2016
“Readers’ Forum: Fifteen Puzzle Drawings” by Bob Dewey
May-Jun 2014
Steam Turbine” by Walter Erspamer
Sep-Oct 2013
“Chips & Sparks: Threading Tables” by Thomas Bruhns
Sep-Oct 2012
“My Version of a Drill Finder Chart” by Joe Blumber
Mar-Apr 2011
“Change Gear Dividing on the Mark II Atlas 6″” by Reid B. Kowallis