For a very small number of workshop owners , such as those making clocks, dividing
will be a frequent task, but for the rest, dividing will be very much an occasional
task with little chance of building up a wealth of knowledge and experience of the
process. This book therefore seeks to provide the knowledge and will be the type
of book that is brought out for reference when a need surfaces.
It covers many simple methods of dividing requiring little by way of additional equipment
through to much more complex using a semi universal dividing head. This later device
is expensive, especially if for occasional use only, and because of this the book
provides designs for shop made heads. One of these is equally as able as the commercial
semi universal head though of necessity a little less robust.
Also covered in the book are the various calculations that can surface with some