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The Complete Mini-Lathe Workshop
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The Complete Mini-Lathe Workshop
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Turn your mini-lathe into the shop's workhorse, with dozens of improvements and projects designed to broaden the capabilities of this popular lathe. In this must-have, 132 page, spiral-bound book, we've assembled and updated material from the "Additions and Modifications to the Mini-Lathe" column in The Home Shop Machinist magazine.

With the projects only requiring a drill press and the lathe itself, you don't need to complete an entire shop to get started - a mini-lathe (or other small lathe) and Ted's book provide a solid foundation for your hobby machining.

Spiralbound. 132 pages. 
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$28.00
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CML
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Build an EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining - Removing Metal by Spark Erosion
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Build an EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining - Removing Metal by Spark Erosion
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By Robert P. Langlois

Description

Remove metal by spark erosion through electrical discharge machining. Descriptive hand-penned drawings put the author at your elbow. Electrical Discharge Machining -- Removing Metal by Spark Erosion, first published as a series in The Home Shop Machinist. Fun to make, fascinating to use -- perfect results!

Softbound. 56 pages. 
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$18.00
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EDM
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Kozo's Building the New Shay
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Kozo's Building the New Shay
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By Kozo Hiraoka

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1920s prototype locomotive engineering in 3/4" scale (with instructions for scaling up to 1-1/2"). Fifth in a fabulous series.

Hardbound. 275 pages.

Best Value: Kozo Set - 5 Books  
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$50.00
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NEWSH
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The Steam Donkey Engine - PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED
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The Steam Donkey Engine - PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED
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By William M. Harris

Description

Once offered for a limited time in a larger hardcover work, this popular 1880's logging engine project is available once again to builders of scale steam engines!

Softbound. 56 pages. 
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$12.95
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SDKY
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Building the CliShay
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Building the CliShay
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By Robert Maynard

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Our clever little CliShay locomotive is beautiful - both mythical and historical - designed to be a blend of the very early, very real Shay and Climax locomotives.

Building the CliShay will get both your heart and hobby started.

Spiralbound, 112 pages

 
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$17.95
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CLISHAY
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Rudy's Working Steam Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
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Rudy's Working Steam Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Plans for six steam engines of industry. Build a walking beam engine, model marine engine, open column steam engine, model mill engine, enclosed crank steam engine and model horizontal steam engine.

Spiralbound. 104 pages.

Best Value: Rudy's 3 Plans Set 
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$19.95
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WSK
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So You Want to Build a Live Steam Locomotive
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So You Want to Build a Live Steam Locomotive
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By Joseph Foster Nelson

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Design considerations, tools required, engineering data, discussions concerning every major component, and pointers on locomotovie operations. The standard reference work for builders of working steam locomotive models. 324 drawings, 84 photos, and 26 tables.

Hardbound. 164 pages. 
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$42.00
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SY
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The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 1
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The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 1
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Valuable metalworking tips from knowledgeable participants in the forums on The Home Shop Machinist website. From the experts who are willing to share - lathe tips, milling tips, shop tips of all kinds...

Softbound. 52 pages. 
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$6.95
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 4 - The Micro Machinist's Legacy
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The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt Volume 4 - The Micro Machinist's Legacy
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

To honor Rudy's vision for producing a series of single-project "chapbooks," the publishers have placed his final articles from The Home Shop Machinist's Micro Machinist column in a spiral-bound chapbook format.

Sprialbound. 80 pages.

Best Value: The Rudy Kouhoupt Shop Wisdom Set  
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$14.95
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SWK4
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Kozo's The Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (The first project for the beginner)
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Kozo's The Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (The first project for the beginner)
Author

By Kozo Hiraoka

Description

The Pennsy Switcher, Kozo's fourth construction project in 3/4" scale (that you may scale up to 1.5" scale) is perfect for the first-time builder. Kozo is so highly detailed and thorough in his description of part fabrication that any novice machinist can build the engine with ease and confidence, fabricating all the parts from stock materials. Sharp, detailed photos, incredibly illustrative drawings, and inch dimensioning appeal to expert builders as well.

Hardbound. 264 pages.

Best Value: Kozo Set - 5 Books  
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$50.00
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PS
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The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2
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The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2
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From the Past and Present! A number of our favorite tips from the "Chips & Sparks" column in The Home Shop Machinist have been blended with tips from current visitors to the Home Shop Machinist website.

Softbound. 52 pages. 
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$6.95
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RTB2
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Rudy's Fun With Engines and Other Things - Plans Sets from the Past
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Rudy's Fun With Engines and Other Things - Plans Sets from the Past
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Enjoy building a three-cylinder radial engine, a V-4 engine, or a Revolutionary War cannon.

Spiralbound. 96 pages.

Best Value: Rudy's 3 Plans Set 
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$19.95
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 3
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Steam & Stirling - Engines You Can Build - Book 3
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Book three encompasses years 1993 through 2002, and offers a greater variety of applications with the cherished tradition - the expectation - of challenge.

Flex your metalworking skills on such engine projects as a no-casting 1.5 x 1.5V steam engine, a walking-beam Stirling-cycle mill engine, an epicyclic steam engine, and seventeen more -- and enjoy two bonus sections that offer hobby-expanding related topics.

Hardbound 216 pages

Best Value: Steam & Stirling Set - 3 Books 

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$45.00
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SS3
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Kozo's Building the Climax
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Kozo's Building the Climax
Author

By Kozo Hiraoka

Description

Kozo's clear step-by-step instructions, descriptive drawings, and crisp photos guide builders at all levels toward beautiful, successful 3/4", 1" and 1.5" scale steam engines. With the Climax locomotive project, you can now fabricate every single part of your engine from raw stock, and not have to purchase any (potentially) expensive pre-made parts. There are no castings to fool with either, just clear and concise directions for making each part, simply and correctly. Hardbound. 224 pages

Best Value: Kozo Set - 5 Books  
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$50.00
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CX
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Rudy's Model Stirling Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
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Rudy's Model Stirling Engines - Plan Sets from the Past
Author

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Description

Build a Stirling-cycle hot air engine. Advance to a water-cooled horizontal or vertical Stirling.

Spiralbound. 84 pages.

Best Value: Rudy's 3 Plans Set 
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$19.95
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MSK