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Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
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Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
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By Steve Chastain

Description
Part 2 of the Sand Casting Manual continues by describing more advanced techniques. Using non-technical terms, Steve Chastain shows you how to cast metal parts for little cost in your own backyard. This has been a very comprehensive and popular series. You can learn to make your own foundry tools and equipment. You?ll also get in-depth information on various metals and their properties. nd molds using simple techniques and readily available materials. Steve Chastain, a Mechanical and Materials engineer, shows the beginner how to make a sand mold and then how to hone your skills to produce high quality castings. 
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$23.95
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BC104
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MetalCasting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 1
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MetalCasting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 1
Author

By Steve Chastain

Description
Learn how to cast metal in sand molds using simple techniques and readily available materials. Steve Chastain, a Mechanical and Materials engineer, shows the beginner how to make a sand mold and then how to hone your skills to produce high quality castings. 
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$23.95
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BC103
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Projects 5
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Projects 5
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Compiled and edited by Joe D. Rice

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With John Gascoyne's gorgeous "The Rotary, Dual Cross-slide Drill Press and Milling Machine Table" article, John Maruschak's "Toggle-link Operated Can Crusher," and Rodney Hanson's "Hand-operated Plastic Injection Molding Machine," Projects Five has a fantastic mix of articles. Reprinting the years 1989, 1990, and 1991, Projects Five contains 17 Techniques, 7 Lathe Accessories, 10 Milling Machine Accessories, 8 Shop Improvement Articles, and 2 Hobby Projects.

Hardbound. 200 pages.

 
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$45.00
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Projects 6
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Projects 6
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Compiled and edited by Joe D. Rice

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Reprinting the years 1992, 1993, and 1994, Projects Six is one of our largest volumes! Inside, you'll find 17 Technique Articles, 2 Drill Press Accessories, 9 Lathe Accessories, 8 Milling Machine Accessories, 8 Shop Improvement Projects, and 1 Hobby Project. Some of the highlights of this edition include John Snyder's "Wood Carving Machine," Michael Hoff's "Simple Indexing Rotary Table," and Richard Torgerson's "Quick-change Tool Post System."

Hardbound. 240 pages.

 
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$45.00
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Projects 7
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Projects 7
Author

Compiled and edited by Joe D. Rice

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With issue years 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996 contained in its pages, Projects Seven will add 6 years of The Home Shop Machinist to your book shelf! Projects Seven is also the only place where you will find Roland Friestad's first four CNC articles - the ones he wrote before his "Computers in the Shop" column. Of course, manual machining is the focus of Projects Seven, with 21 Techniques, 7 Lathe Accessories, 5 Milling Machine Accessories, 12 Shop Improvement Articles, and 4 Hobby Projects.

Hardbound. 200 pages.

 
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$45.00
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P7
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Alternative Energy Secrets
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Alternative Energy Secrets
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By Stephen D. Chastain

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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
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BC154
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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