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Welding Know-How: Tips and Techniques of Master Welders
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Welding Know-How: Tips and Techniques of Master Welders
Author

By Frank Marlow

Description

This book contains years of welding knowledge all in one easy-to-understand book. Contains over 500 clear and detailed line drawings. Chapters on the major welding processes: shielded metal arc, wire feed, and gas tungsten arc welding. Chapters on the major cutting processes, oxyacetylene, plasma arc, water jet, oxygen lances and burning bars. In addition there are chapters on brazing and soldering, bending and straightening, pipe and tubing, and an extensive section on welding safety. With this book you will finally gain control of your stick, TIG, or wire feed outfit and learn how to get your "buzz box" to make more than just noise.

Softbound. 552 pages.

 
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$49.95
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WELD
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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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MetalWorking Book Volume 5
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MetalWorking Book Volume 5
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Compiled by Neil Knopf and edited by Craig Foster and Clover McKinley

Description

Mike Pileski's "A Tool Block Carousel" and Arnold Teague's "Atkinson Cycle Engine" are among many standouts in the fifth installment of this series. Metalworking Book Five gives you 12 Technique articles, 8 Lathe Accessories, 7 Milling/Drilling Accessories, 21 Shop Improvement Projects, and 4 Hobby Projects. Reprinting the years 1996 and 1997, Metalworking Book Five provides an easy way to add to your machining library!

Hardbound. 228 pages.

 
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$42.00
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M5
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Building a Small Steam Engine DVD
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Building a Small Steam Engine DVD
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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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Generators and Inverters
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Generators and Inverters
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By Stephen Chastain

Description

Steve Chastain's newest book give you the guidance to design and build your own power plant. It's the most complete small generator reference and go-to book available. Everything you need to know about building or buying small power plants. This book answers a slew of questions about generating your own electricity.

Now in Hardcover.

 
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$34.95
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BC98
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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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MetalWorking Book Volume 6
Title
MetalWorking Book Volume 6
Author

Compiled by Neil Knopf and edited by Craig Foster and Clover McKinley

Description

Metalworking Book Six is one of the "beefiest" books Village Press has ever produced, Reprinting from mid 1997 through1998, with 11 Technique articles, 19 Lathe Accessories, 8 Milling/Drilling Accessories, 21 Shop Improvement Projects, and 4 Hobby Projects. Some of the highlights of this book include Pat Loop's "A Micro Drill Press" and Donald Dobias' "Making Gears Using a Hob."

Hardbound. 272 pages.

 
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$42.00
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M6
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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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Alternative Energy Secrets
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Alternative Energy Secrets
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By Stephen D. Chastain

Description

Stephen Chastain is a gifted mechanical engineer with an emphasis on material science. This book describes properties, processing and use of waste oil for diesel engines and burner applications fuel. Projects including collection and conversion equipment for use of waste oil, engine swapping, silencing and disposal of process sludge. Equipment is suitable for a small shop and may be built primarily from scrap materials such as discarded propane tanks, sheet metal, pipe and scrap aluminum. He discusses Oil and Fuels, Diesel Engines, Practical Alternative Fuel Technology, running on waste oil, installing a diesel engine in a car and off-grid power generation.

 
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$28.00
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BC154
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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
Title
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
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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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Machine Shop Know-How
Title
Machine Shop Know-How
Author

By Frank Marlow, PE

Description

If you've ever wished you could take all of the knowledge of a master machinist and pour it directly into your brain, here's your chance. Packed with useful and practical ideas you won't find anywhere else, Machine Shop Know-How proves that there are no secrets in the machine shop, just information that is rarely documented - until now. With its focus on manually controlled machine tools, Machine Shop Know-How moves beyond the basics to offer the problem-solving insights, imaginative short cuts, and clever tips and tricks of the trade that normally take years of hands-on shop experience to learn

528 pages. Softbound.

 
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$44.95
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MSKH
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MagniClips Magnifying Clip-ons + 2.00
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MagniClips Magnifying Clip-ons + 2.00
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