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Alternative Energy Secrets
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Alternative Energy Secrets
Author

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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Order Code
BC154
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Arc Welding I DVD
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Arc Welding I DVD
Description

by Steve Bleile

This DVD was produced in 2000. Steve describes and demonstrates several basic aspects of arc welding, as well as important safety concerns. 44 minutes.

 
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$25.95
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BC81
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Arc Welding II DVD
Title
Arc Welding II DVD
Description

by Steve Bleile

This DVD provides more insight into "watching the puddle" to set the amperage, adjust the travel speed, and maintain the correct rod angle and arc gap. It also covers metal preparation, fit up, and welder skills for butt joints, lap joints, T-joints and corner joints. 45 minutes.

 
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$25.95
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BC82
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Bedding, Scoping, and Crowning the Remington 700 - DVD
Title
Bedding, Scoping, and Crowning the Remington 700 - DVD
Description

by Steve Acker

Steve shows how to have a rifle that is easier to shoot accurately, with little shift in zero, using only hand tools. Bedding techniques demonstrated on three styles of stock. His methods for mounting and lapping in a scope and crowning process will assure you of improved shooting. 2 hours

 
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$49.95
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In Stock
Order Code
BC89
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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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Order Code
BC94
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Build a Pop Can Crusher
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Build a Pop Can Crusher
Author

By Birk Petersen

Description

By far our most popular article reprint. Orginally ran in Machinist's Workshop, August 1999, Volume 12, Number 4. 13 page article with B&W photos and diagrams. Build a hand-cranked crusher for your recycling efforts.

 
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$5.05
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In Stock
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MWCAN
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Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace
Title
Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace
Description

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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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

 
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$25.95
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BC87
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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.

 
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$49.95
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BC76
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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 a Target Rifle DVD
Title
Building a Target Rifle DVD
Description

by Steve Acker

This rifle was first described in The Home Shop Machinist magazine, and now is in video form. Steve uses some techniques and state-of-the-art tools never before seen on video. Every step of machining the receiver, bolt, barrel and scope mounts is shown. He discusses and shows the various components, tools and products he uses when building this highly precise firearm. 2 DVDs. 4 hours 10 minutes

 
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$59.95
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BC88
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Building Shop by J. Randolph Bulgin
Title
Building Shop by J. Randolph Bulgin
Author

By J. Randolph Bulgin

Description

Through his articles in The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop, as well as his previous book, Randolph's Shop, the author has given thousands a chance to share in his pride and joy, his shop. Once again, Randolph throws open his doors and invites the reader into the comfortable surroundings of his little kingdom. But be warned, you may catch the bug and find youself in that endless (though arguably enjoyable) pursuite of builiding shop.

Hardbound. 228 pages.

 
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$39.95
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BBS
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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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In Stock
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BC172
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Correcting Bolt Lug Engagement and Excess Headspace DVD
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Correcting Bolt Lug Engagement and Excess Headspace DVD
Description

by Steve Acker

Steve demonstrates how a gunsmith can rework the Remington 700 bolt action rifle for more accuracy, using basic tooling and setups on the lathe and workbench. The work is done on a factory varmint rifle not as accurate as it should be, and which has long headspace. He improves bolt contact and the front receiver ring contact. 1 hour 35 minutes

 
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$49.95
Availability
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BC90
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Crobalt Cutoff Blade for FoR Parting Tool
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Crobalt Cutoff Blade for FoR Parting Tool
Description

FoR holder takes common 1/2" x 3/32" tapered type parting blade. Beveled top and bottom to lock securely into a holder.

The FoR Parting Tool Holder does not include a blade in the purchase, but these are widely available from several manufacturers and many suppliers worldwide. The blade is easily sharpened on any bench grinder and instructions for setting up, sharpening, and tips for best results, are included with the holder.

Blades are double bevel for use in Brown and Sharpe type holders. Can be used in either a right or left hand holder.

Features/Tips

If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

 
Price
$70.00
Availability
In Stock
Order Code
BC210
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Crobalt Solid Round Bit 1/4"x2" L
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Crobalt Solid Round Bit 1/4"x2" L
Description

Crobalt solid round tool bits are furnished centerless ground to the tolerances shown above, with both ends ground square. These tool bits are appropriate for use in a Diamond Toolholder, for especially smooth cuts on tough materials. They are recommended for boring, drilling and reaming applications. Solid rounds can also be furnished to different tolerances, and in the as-cast condition with a stock allowance of .030" on the diameter.

This machine lathe metal-cutting tool assures you of a smooth finish on any metal or even hard plastic. Crobalt has proven itself to be the best of the new alloys.

Features/Tips

If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

 
Price
$14.00
Availability
Backordered
Order Code
BC208