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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. 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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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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Fundamentals of Milling Machine Operation DVD
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Fundamentals of Milling Machine Operation DVD
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by Rudy Kouhoupt

The basics of milling on a vertical milling machine are covered. Included are a printed outline, plans and directions for a project to practice your new skills -- an excellent fly cutter. 2 hours.

 
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$44.95
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BC62
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Generators and Inverters
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Generators and Inverters
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By Stephen Chastain

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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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In Pursuit of The Perfect Shop
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In Pursuit of The Perfect Shop
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By J. Randolph Bulgin

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As one of our popular authors in the Village Press metalworking magazines, Randolph's words and easy-to-follow and learn-from writing style has helped new hobbyists (and experienced metalworkers) build a strong foundation of machining knowledge - both as a hobby and a profession. In Pursuit of The Perfect Shop adds another cornerstone to that foundation.

228 pages. Hardbound.

 
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$39.95
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TPS
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MetalWorking Book Volume 4
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MetalWorking Book Volume 4
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Compiled by Neil Knopf and edited by Clover McKinley

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Reprinting Projects in Metal from the years 1994 and 1995, Metalworking Book Four gives you 12 Technique articles, 12 Lathe Accessories, 12 Milling/Drilling Machine Accessories, 19 Shop Improvement articles, and 1 Hobby Project. Headlined by Fred LaVenuta's "Home Sandblasting Cabinet" and Harold Mason's "The Tripod Eliminator - Making a Stand for Better Pictures," this book is bound to be a wonderful addition to your bookshelf.

Hardbound. 255 pages.

 
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$42.00
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M4
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MetalWorking Book Volume 6
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MetalWorking Book Volume 6
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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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Projects 4
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Projects 4
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Compiled and edited by Joe D. Rice

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Reprinting the years 1987, 1988, and 1989, Projects Four is a comprehensive volume containing many different articles to suite any reader, with 21 Technique Articles, 15 Lathe Accessories, 2 Drill Press Accessories, 4 Mill Accessories, 4 Shop Improvement Articles, 5 Foundry Articles, and 3 Hobby Projects. Duane Dehnicke's Sentinel engine is sure to delight any hobby machinist, and the Foundry section will help you expand your metalworking capabilities!

Hardbound. 200 pages.

 
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Projects 7
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Projects 7
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Compiled and edited by Joe D. Rice

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With issue years 1989 through 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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Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
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Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
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By James McKnight

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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.

 
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$42.00
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The Shop Wisdom of Jesse Livingston
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The Shop Wisdom of Jesse Livingston
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By Jesse Livingston

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Metal casting and foundry work, two 1-1/2" scale steam locomotives, three unusual steam-powered engines, and more! Make Jesse your mentor.

Hardbound. 180 pages.

 
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$42.00
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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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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