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Randolph's Shop
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Randolph's Shop
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By J. Randolph Bulgin

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A compilation of The Home Shop Machinist author Randolph Bulgin's popular lathe work, millwork, welding and blacksmithing (plus gun-related) articles. Build a heavy duty, variable-speed vertical band saw! Randolph takes a sensible and humorous approach that will appeal to both the novice and the master craftsman and inspire readers to believe in their own skills, to build upon their knowledge and to open new doors into the world of metal shop work.

Hardbound. 240 pages.

 
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Welding Know-How: Tips and Techniques of Master Welders
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Welding Know-How: Tips and Techniques of Master Welders
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By Frank Marlow

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This book contains years of welding knowledge all in one easy-to-understand book. Contains over 500 clear and detailed line drawings. Chapters on the major welding processes: shielded metal arc, wire feed, and gas tungsten arc welding. Chapters on the major cutting processes, oxyacetylene, plasma arc, water jet, oxygen lances and burning bars. In addition there are chapters on brazing and soldering, bending and straightening, pipe and tubing, and an extensive section on welding safety. With this book you will finally gain control of your stick, TIG, or wire feed outfit and learn how to get your "buzz box" to make more than just noise.

Softbound. 552 pages.

 
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Advanced Aspects of Machine Lathe Operation DVD
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Advanced Aspects of Machine Lathe Operation DVD
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By Rudy Kouhoupt

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by Rudy Kouhoupt

Rudy's back with two hours worth of excellent advanced techniques for achieving a very high degree of accuracy while boring, turning, facing, threading, milling or grinding on your lathe. He also discusses and demonstrates the most important accessories you will use on your lathe. 2 hours.

 
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Advanced Aspects of Milling Machine Operation DVD
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Advanced Aspects of Milling Machine Operation DVD
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by Rudy Kouhoupt

On this machining DVD, Rudy shows you the methods by which your mill can be highly accurate in every function. He also describes techniques that will expand the usefulness of your mill and improve your level of skill dramatically. Various accessories are discussed and demonstrated. A printed outline accompanies the DVD. 2 hours.

Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

 
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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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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 advanced techniques. Using non-technical terms, Steve Chastain shows how to cast metal parts for little cost in your own backyard. In comprehensive and popular series, you learn to make your own foundry tools and equipment. You'll also get in-depth information on various metals and their properties. 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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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
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By Steve Chastain

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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