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Basic Maintenance for the Vintage South Bend Lathe

Basic Maintenance for the Vintage South Bend Lathe

If you are thinking about cleaning up and using that old South Bend Lathe that you inherited from your grandfather (the one that has been sitting in your garage for the last 20 years), this collection of maintenance tips will help you get that beautiful piece of iron back into service. "Basic Maintenance for the Vintage South Bend Lathe" is a starting "how-to" guide for keeping all vintage South Bend Lathes in good working order. The information is applicable to all models ranging from the 9" workshop series to the industrial versions which went from a 10" swing all the way up to 16". The manual will help educate new machine operators and enthusiasts on the correct procedures to set up, clean, lubricate, and adjust all of the critical features of the lathe. The manual is 70 pages, fully illustrated with many B&W photographs and diagrams plus step-by-step instructions on the proper methods for keeping the machine in good working order.
Softbound. 70 pages.

$16.95

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BMVSBL

Bedding, Scoping, and Crowning the Remington 700 - DVD

Bedding, Scoping, and Crowning the Remington 700 - DVD

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.

$49.95

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BC89

Binder for Machinist's Workshop Magazines

Binder for Machinist's Workshop Magazines

Protect your copies of Machinist's Workshop with our high-quality binders. Handsome and durable 2 1/2 inch binder holds and protects two full years (12 issues) for quick reference. Navy blue with silver lettering.

$14.95

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MWBN

Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1

Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1

By Stephen D. Chastain

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.

$22.95

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BC94

Build a Pop Can Crusher

Build a Pop Can Crusher

By Birk Petersen

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.

$5.05

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MWCAN

Build an EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining - Removing Metal by Spark Erosion

Build an EDM - Electrical Discharge Machining - Removing Metal by Spark Erosion

By Robert P. Langlois

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.

$18.00

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EDM

Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace

Build an Oil Fired Tilting Furnace

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.

$24.95

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OFTF

Building a Heat-Treating Furnace DVD

Building a Heat-Treating Furnace DVD

By John Benjamin

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.
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.

$25.95

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BC87

Building a Small Steam Engine DVD

Building a Small Steam Engine DVD

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.

$49.95

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BC76

Building a Stirling Hot Air Engine DVD

Building a Stirling Hot Air Engine DVD

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.

$49.95

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BC184

Building a Target Rifle DVD

Building a Target Rifle DVD

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.

$59.95

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BC88

Building the CliShay

Building the CliShay

By Robert Maynard

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

$17.95

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CLISHAY

Building Track the Train Mountain Way DVD

Building Track the Train Mountain Way DVD

By Quentin Breen

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.

$17.95

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BC172

Correcting Bolt Lug Engagement and Excess Headspace DVD

Correcting Bolt Lug Engagement and Excess Headspace DVD

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.

$49.95

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BC90

Crobalt Cutoff Blade for FoR Parting Tool

Crobalt Cutoff Blade for FoR Parting Tool

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.

$70.00

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BC210

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 1/4"x2" L

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 1/4"x2" L

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.

$14.00

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BC208

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 3/16"x1-1/2" L

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 3/16"x1-1/2" L

These Crobalt tips are 3/16" x 1-1/2" with round ends to be ground to the correct angle by the customer, using the Diamond Tool Holder grinding jig that comes with each tool holder kit. This size is appropriate for the users of the new ML8mm Diamond Toolholders, designed for the small bench top lathes, such as the Unimat, Atlas 6", Sherline, and other new Asian lathes.
Crobalt cast alloy is an alternative tool bit to the HSS tips usually used in the Diamond Tool Holders, its ideal for turning tough materials such as stainless, cast iron, and high carbon steels. Tougher and less brittle than carbide it can be ground using a normal aluminum oxide wheel, Crobalt contains 50% cobalt with the remainder being tungsten and chromium, there is no iron or steel in the alloy.
Watch the Diamond Toolholder in action doing a comparison test between M42 HSS (CoHSS) and Crobalt cast alloy -- both toolbits are 1/4" square.
They are being used in a Right Hand 12mm model Diamond Tool Holder, to turn 304 and 316 stainless bar and an interrupted cut on a piece of cast iron.
The lathe is a 1960s Colchester Chipmaster.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$14.00

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BC239

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 5/16"x2" L

Crobalt Solid Round Bit 5/16"x2" L

These Crobalt tips are ground to the correct angle by the customer, using the Diamond Tool Holder grinding jig that comes with each tool holder kit. This size is appropriate for the users of the new ML8mm Diamond Toolholders, designed for the small bench top lathes, such as the Unimat, Atlas 6", Sherline, and other new Asian lathes.
Crobalt cast alloy is an alternative tool bit to the HSS tips usually used in the Diamond Tool Holders, its ideal for turning tough materials such as stainless, cast iron, and high carbon steels. Tougher and less brittle than carbide it can be ground using a normal aluminum oxide wheel, Crobalt contains 50% cobalt with the remainder being tungsten and chromium, there is no iron or steel in the alloy.
Watch the Diamond Toolholder in action doing a comparison test between M42 HSS (CoHSS) and Crobalt cast alloy -- both toolbits are 1/4" square.
They are being used in a Right Hand 12mm model Diamond Tool Holder, to turn 304 and 316 stainless bar and an interrupted cut on a piece of cast iron.
The lathe is a 1960s Colchester Chipmaster.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$16.00

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BC268

Crobalt Square Bit 1/4"x1-1/2" L

Crobalt Square Bit 1/4"x1-1/2" L

Crobalt cast alloy is an alternative tool bit to the 1/4" HSS tips usually used in the Diamond Tool Holders, its ideal for turning tough materials such as stainless, cast iron, and high carbon steels. Tougher and less brittle than carbide it can be ground using a normal aluminum oxide wheel, Crobalt contains 50% cobalt with the remainder being tungsten and chromium, there is no iron or steel in the alloy.
Watch the Diamond Toolholder in action doing a comparison test between M42 HSS (CoHSS) and Crobalt cast alloy -- both toolbits are 1/4" square.
They are being used in a Right Hand 12mm model Diamond Tool Holder, to turn 304 and 316 stainless bar and an interrupted cut on a piece of cast iron.
The lathe is a 1960s Colchester Chipmaster.
The Crobalt tips are 1/4" x 1/4" x 1 1/2" (6.35mm x 6.35mm x 38mm) and they come with square cut ends to be ground to the correct angle by the customer, using the Diamond Tool Holder grinding jig that comes with each tool holder kit.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$14.00

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BC207

Crobalt Square Bit 3/16"x1-1/2" L

Crobalt Square Bit 3/16"x1-1/2" L

Crobalt cast alloy is an alternative tool bit to the 3/16" HSS tips usually used in the Diamond Tool Holders, its ideal for turning tough materials such as stainless, cast iron, and high carbon steels. Tougher and less brittle than carbide it can be ground using a normal aluminum oxide wheel, Crobalt contains 50% cobalt with the remainder being tungsten and chromium. There is no iron or steel in the alloy.
Watch the Diamond Toolholder in action doing a comparison test between M42 HSS (CoHSS) and Crobalt cast alloy -- both toolbits are 3/16" square.
They are being used in a Right Hand 12mm model Diamond Tool Holder, to turn 304 and 316 stainless bar and an interrupted cut on a piece of cast iron.
The Crobalt tips come with square cut ends to be ground to the correct angle by the customer, using the Diamond Tool Holder grinding jig that comes with each tool holder kit. This particular size is specifically chosen to work on the ML8 Diamond Toolholder, both Right-hand and Left-hand models.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$14.00

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BC227

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