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Building the Rio Grande K-27 Volume 1

Building the Rio Grande K-27 Volume 1

By Kozo Hiraoka

NEW TITLE

Over 400 pages chock-full of drawings, color photos and detailed text. Hardcover book is based on long-running serial in Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine, but layout is all-new with foldouts for larger drawings. Features material not included in magazine articles. Volume 1 contains first 27 chapters. Volume 2 to be released after serial concludes in magazine.

$69.95

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K27

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

Shop Made Tools 2013

Shop Made Tools 2013

If you've ever spent time with an experienced machinist, you no doubt had "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. Years of machining result in an arsenal of tricks and tools, but why wait? With over 100 entries from a number of authors, Shop Made Tools 2013 has something your shop needs, whatever your level of expertise! Compiled from popular thread on The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop bulletin board, it contains entries featuring items for lathe and mill, work holding, and more. 64 pages.

$9.95

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SMT

Shop Made Tools 2015

Shop Made Tools 2015

If you've spent time with an experienced machinist you no doubt had "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. Years of machining result in an arsenal of tricks and tools, but why wait? With over 100 entries from over 50 different authors, this second edition of Shop Made Tools 2015 has something your shop needs, whatever your level of expertise! A fresh set compiled from popular thread on The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop bulletin board. Book features items for lathe and mill, work holding, and more. 64 pages.

$9.95

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SMT2015

The Machinist's Bedside Reader

The Machinist's Bedside Reader

By Guy Lautard

The first of the three-book Machinist's Bedside Readers set is back in print after a long absence. Guy Lautard's compilations of diverse technical information have sold tens of thousands of copies to machinists of every tyipe around the world.
This book includes fully dimensioned working drawings and detailed instructions for several projects, including 15 practical machinist's tools and lathe accessories.
You'll also enjoy the machine shop acecdotes and the fascinating account of a little lathe made"from nothing" in a Japanese POW camp. Plus, you'll learn "The Secret of the Old Master, " in a heartwarming story by Lucian Cary.
Updated with new sources, The Machinist's Bedside Reader is ready to delight a new set of readers with an interest in this "best of all trades."
Paperback, 260 pages.

$44.99

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MBR

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2

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.

$6.95

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RTB2

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport "2J" Variable Speed Milling Machine

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport "2J" Variable Speed Milling Machine

If you are planning on refurbishing your Bridgeport Series 1 "2J" or "2J2" Mill or if you are out in the market looking for a good used Bridgeport, then this manual is a great place to start. " A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport 2J Variable Speed Milling Machine " ; this 152 page soft-cover shop manual, is fully illustrated with over 400 B&W photographs and diagrams, plus step-by-step instructions for disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting all of the critical components of the variable speed 2J milling machine.
Softbound. 152 pages.

$38.95

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RBP2JMM

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine

If you are planning on refurbishing your Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Mill (Step Pulley Model) or if you are in the market for a good used Bridgeport, then this new manual by ILION Industrial Services is a great place to start. " A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine ". This 126 page soft cover shop manual, is fully illustrated with over 350 B&W photographs and diagrams, plus step-by-step instructions for disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting all of the critical components of the Step Pulley J-head milling machine.
Softbound. 126 pages.

$32.95

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RBP1JMM

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C Plus Model 10k

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C Plus Model 10k

If you are thinking about cleaning up that old South Bend Lathe that was given to you by your grandfather and has been sitting in your garage, this manual is what you will need to get the job done. " A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C and Model 10k " is a brand new soft cover, 106 page shop manual which is fully illustrated with over 300 B&W photographs plus step-by-step maintenance instructions for the standard South Bend workshop lathes that were produced in large numbers between 1939 and the late 1980's.
Softbound. 106 pages.

$29.95

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SBLSM

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe Models 10L, 13, 14 1/2, & 16

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe Models 10L, 13, 14 1/2, & 16

Introducing a new publication for the South Bend Lathe enthusiast from ILION Industrial Services: A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe for Models 10L and 10R (known as the Heavy 10), 13" 14.5" and 16". The manual is a bound 8.5" x 11" soft cover, 156 pages in length and is fully illustrated with over 450 B&W photographs plus step-by-step instructions for refurbishing your lathe.
Softbound. 156 pages.

$39.95

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SBLLG

Alternative Energy Secrets

Alternative Energy Secrets

By Stephen D. Chastain

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.

$28.00

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BC154

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

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 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

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

Generators and Inverters

Generators and Inverters

By Stephen Chastain

Steve Chastain's newest book give you the guidance to design and build your own power plant. It's the most complete small generator reference and go-to book available. Everything you need to know about building or buying small power plants. This book answers a slew of questions about generating your own electricity.

Now in Hardcover.

$34.95

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BC98

Kozo's Building the Heisler

Kozo's Building the Heisler

By Kozo Hiraoka

Kozo's second gorgeous, geared locomotive construction series in 3/4" scale may be scaled up to 1.5" for 7.25 or 7.5 gauges. Work in millimeters or inches. Fabricate your own pressure gauge and deadweight tester! Magnificient drawings and crisp photographs combine to make the construction of the Heisler a far easier and more satisfying task.
Hardbound. 248 pages.

$50.00

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HEIS

Machine Shop Essentials: Q&A

Machine Shop Essentials: Q&A

By Frank Marlow, PE

$44.95

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MSE

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