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Alternative Energy Secrets
Title
Alternative Energy Secrets
Author

By Stephen D. Chastain

Description
Stephen Chastain is a gifted mechanical engineer with an emphasis on material science. The purpose of this book is to describe properties, processing and use of waste oil as a fuel for use in diesel engines and burner applications.Projects including collection and conversion equipment for use of wast oil, engine swapping, silencing and disposal of process sludge. The 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, and then 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
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC154
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Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1
Title
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
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC94
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Building a Small Steam Engine DVD
Title
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.

 
Price
$49.95
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC76
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Generators and Inverters
Title
Generators and Inverters
Author

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
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC98
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Grinding lathe Tools DVD
Title
Grinding lathe Tools DVD
Description

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
Availability
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Order Code
BC66
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6 Projects for the Shaper DVD
Title
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.

 
Price
$39.95
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC80
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Building a Heat-Treating Furnace DVD
Title
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

 
Price
$25.95
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
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.

 
Price
$49.95
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC184
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Building Track the Train Mountain Way DVD
Title
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
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC172
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How to Cut Spur Gears DVD
Title
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.

 
Price
$35.95
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC65
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MagniClips Magnifying Clip-ons + 2.00 Strength
Title
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.

 
Price
$14.50
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC178
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Operating a Shaper DVD
Title
Operating a Shaper DVD
Description

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.

 
Price
$39.95
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC73
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Oxy-Acetylene Welding DVD
Title
Oxy-Acetylene Welding DVD
Description

by Steve Bleile

This DVD was produced in 1998 and covers all aspects of oxy-acetylene welding techniques and safety concerns. 42 minutes.

 
Price
$25.95
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC86
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Truing Your Action and Installing a New Barrel DVD
Title
Truing Your Action and Installing a New Barrel DVD
Description

by Steve Acker

Steve goes to work on the lathe and mill to make an accurate custom bolt action hunting rifle. The result is a fairly light, stable and reliable firearm. He demonstrates techniques for truing the bolt face and lugs, threading and crowning a new barrel, recutting the receiver threads, machining the recoil lug, and much more. 2 hours 30 minutes

 
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$54.95
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC91
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Using Layout Tools DVD
Title
Using Layout Tools DVD
Description

by Rudy Kouhoupt

Often, getting underway on a project -- reading the drawings and doing the required markup on the metal -- can be the most challenging part. Rudy discusses every layout tool from his vast collection and demonstrates its function. He also gives you a detailed look at mechanical drawings and how to interpret them. This tape is a must for every novice machinist. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

 
Price
$39.95
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC201