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Randolph's Shop
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Randolph's Shop
Author

By J. Randolph Bulgin

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A compilation of The Home Shop Machinist author Randolph Bulgin's popular lathe work, millwork, welding and blacksmithing (plus gun-related) articles. Build a heavy duty, variable-speed vertical band saw! Randolph takes a sensible and humorous approach that will appeal to both the novice and the master craftsman and inspire readers to believe in their own skills, to build upon their knowledge and to open new doors into the world of metal shop work.

Hardbound. 240 pages. 
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$39.95
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RBS
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Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
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Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
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By James McKnight

Description

James began writing articles for The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop magazines in 1991 and continues to share his expertise with Village Press publication readers. His clever, shop-built machine tools for both metal and woodworking have stood the test of time and delighted readers for nearly two decades.

Hardbound.

Other Shop Widsom Books 

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$42.00
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Tesla Turbine and other Engines from Jeff Maier
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Tesla Turbine and other Engines from Jeff Maier
Author

By Jeff Maier

Description

The Tesla Turbine, Two-cylinder Uniflow Engine, Terry Turbine, and the Horizontal Uniflow Engine were originally published in the pages of The Home Shop Machinist and Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading. Now see them collected in this gorgeous volume!

Hardbound. 184 pages. 
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$42.00
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TESLA
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Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace
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Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace
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Complete plans and operating instructions for a tilting furnace that easily melts 100 pounds of aluminum per hour. Melt with propane, diesel, or used motor oil! Using the tilting mechanism, you will never have to handle a hot crucible again. Start, stop, and hold the furnace at any angle for precise pours. Furnace may be modified to melt other materials.

Paperback, 192 pages.  
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$24.95
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OFTF
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Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry
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Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry
Author

By Steve Chastain

Description
Here, Steve Chastain gives you complete plans and operating instructions for a 10" diameter cupola that will melt 330 lbs. of iron per hour when powered by a shop vac. Also included are plans for a high-pressure blower that will increase the output of the small furnace to 660 lb/hr. all can be built for little cost, mostly from scrap. 
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$21.95
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BC99
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Building a Small Steam Engine DVD
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Building a Small Steam Engine DVD
Description

by Rudy Kouhoupt

Build your own speedy little horizontal steam engine from Rudy's plans and description. Rudy does it all on a little Sherline lathe and mill. Plans and outline are included. 3 hours 40 minutes.

Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

 
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$49.95
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BC76
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Grinding lathe Tools DVD
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Grinding lathe Tools DVD
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by Rudy Kouhoupt

Rudy discusses lathe cutting tools in depth and then describes how each would be ground properly for optimum metal cutting. Also included are plans to build a grinding table that will increase your accuracy when grinding your lathe tools. For those of you using the Diamond Toolholder, Rudy goes into great detail about grinding the toolbit for it. 1 hour 45 minutes.

 
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$39.95
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BC66
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6 Projects for the Shaper DVD
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6 Projects for the Shaper DVD
Description

by Rudy Kouhoupt

In this DVD, Rudy describes and demonstrates how to make a tapered soft jaw for your vise, a pair of V-blocks, cut dovetail slides, external or internal keyseats and learn how to index and cut spur gears. Drawings, charts and outline included.

 
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$39.95
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BC80
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Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1
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Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1
Description
Steve Chastain has just introduced his newest book. If you have built Steve's furnaces, then you know that melting a large amount of metal is easy. Properly preparing enough sand for the molds to hold all that metal can be a real chore, but here's professional grade foundry sand muller to take the work out of making molding sand. The plans in the book are scalable up or down to make a core sand muller or a 42-inch muller from a 500-gallon tank. Steve is a regular contributor to The Home Shop Machinist magazine as well as self publisher of his books. We are proud to carry all his titles. 
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$22.95
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BC94
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Building a Heat-Treating Furnace DVD
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Building a Heat-Treating Furnace DVD
Description
John Benjamin has been building firearms for many years. Some of the nation's most successful benchrest rifle barrels have been built by him. Part of his secret is the fantastic heat-treating furnace he built. He shows and describes how it is built, and how it is used.

by John Benjamin

Barrels are heated in a vertical position, and gently brought to a stage of stillness evenly throughout their entire length. His furnace has been used over 300 times without any evidence of wear. A bill of materials is included. 45 minutes

 
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$25.95
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BC87
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Building a Stirling Hot Air Engine DVD
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Building a Stirling Hot Air Engine DVD
Description

by Rudy Kouhoupt

Here's a fast, free-running Stirling cycle hot air engine DVD that offers some machining challenges and hours and hours of fun. Dimensioned drawings (actual size) and outline are included. 3 hours 40 minutes.

 
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$49.95
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BC184
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Building Track the Train Mountain Way DVD
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Building Track the Train Mountain Way DVD
Description
Quentin Breen, his volunteers and one employee have hand built every single one of the track sections. With pre-built forms, pre-cut parts and power equipment, a person can assemble a 12-foot straight, curved or wye section in a very short time. Quentin narrates the process as his employee assembles some sections from start to finish. 
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$17.95
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BC172
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How to Cut Spur Gears DVD
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How to Cut Spur Gears DVD
Description

by Rudy Kouhoupt

Using just a small mill and your lathe, you can learn how to cut your own spur gears. Terms and techniques all covered. Charts and tables are included. 45 minutes.

Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

 
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$35.95
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BC65
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MagniClips Magnifying Clip-ons + 2.00 Strength
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MagniClips Magnifying Clip-ons + 2.00 Strength
Description

MagniClips Magnifiers are effective for people who need to focus at an intermediate distance such as a computer screen, or to do crafting or needlework. Close-up tasks such as threading a needle or working on miniatures come into view with MagniClips Magnifiers. Even non-glasses wearers can wear them over the sunglasses when working or reading outside.

Easily carried in a purse or pocket, they'll be an indispensable item. You may need more than one pair for the car, kitchen, workshop and pocket.

+2.00 is similar in strength to moderately weak reading glasses.

 
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$14.50
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BC178
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Operating a Shaper DVD
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Operating a Shaper DVD
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by Rudy Kouhoupt

You may remember Rudy's article in The Home Shop Machinist called "Old Iron." This video shows you the various functions on his reconditioned shaper and how you can operate one yourself. 2 hours.

Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

 
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$39.95
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BC73