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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

Build the Snow -- A Tandem, Double-Acting Engine

Build the Snow -- A Tandem, Double-Acting Engine

By Doug Kelley

Doug Kelley's very popular Snow natural gas pumping engine, as an internal combustion engine construction series, first appeared in The Home Shop Machinist magazine. An ample supply of back issues in which the project appeared soon sold out -- encouraging reprint in a booklet format. The resulting 44-page plus cover saddle stitch volume includes 13 pages of photos that showcase full-size Snow engines housed in museum settings around the U.S. -- some that run and some that are being restored with the intent to run.

$14.95

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SNOW

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 Single-shot, Falling-Block RIFLE ACTION

Building a Single-shot, Falling-Block RIFLE ACTION

By Walter R. Mueller

Originally published as a series in The Home Shop Machinist magazine, this very popular gunsmithing project for firearms enthusiasts is now presented complete in soft-cover format for workbench ease.
Softbound. 44 pages.

$17.00

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RA

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 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 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 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

Drilling, Reaming, Tapping and Milling on the Drill Press DVD

Drilling, Reaming, Tapping and Milling on the Drill Press DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Drilling, Reaming, Tapping and Milling on the Drill Press. Many people sell the drill press short when it comes to machining. Rudy demonstrates many operations that make it a very important part of your shop.
Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

$35.95

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BC74

Falk No. 01 Locomotive - PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED

Falk No. 01 Locomotive - PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED

By William M. Harris

In a series originally offered by Live Steam Magazine, the very popular 1-1/2" scale Elk River Mill & Lumber Company Falk logging engine continues to captivate builders.
Softbound. 64 pages.

$12.95

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FALK

Figure It Out - Common Sense and a Calculator DVD

Figure It Out - Common Sense and a Calculator DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Did you ever wonder how high the valves should lift; what happens when you scale it up or down; how big the inlet passage should be; why small engines run so fast; how heavy it will be; how the flywheel effect changes with size; how to set your lathe for greater accuracy; or how to check tapers and angles? Rudy describes and illustrates his real world approach to problem solving on these and other subjects in the shop and at the drawing board. He includes an outline and drawings of examples used in the DVD presentation.
Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

$35.95

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BC75

FoR 16mm Parting Tool

FoR 16mm Parting Tool

The FoR Inverted Parting Toolholder operates with the blade held in an upside down position and can be used on front or rear tool posts.
For lathes with a screw on chuck the holder must be used with a rear tool post.
Parting blade not included.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$105.00

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BC271

FoR 20mm Parting Tool

FoR 20mm Parting Tool

The FoR Inverted Parting Toolholder operates with the blade held in an upside down position and can be used on front or rear tool posts.
For lathes with a screw on chuck the holder must be used with a rear tool post.
Parting blade not included.
Features/Tips
If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$105.00

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BC284

** US Pricing. Foreign pricing applied during checkout process.