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Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry
Title
Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry
Author

By Steve Chastain

Description
Here, Steve Chastain gives you complete plans and operating instructions for a 10" diameter cupola that will melt 330 lbs. of iron per hour when powered by a shop vac. Also included are plans for a high-pressure blower that will increase the output of the small furnace to 660 lb/hr. all can be built for little cost, mostly from scrap. 
Price
$21.95
Availability
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Order Code
BC99
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Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
Title
Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
Author

By Steve Chastain

Description
Part 2 of the Sand Casting Manual continues by describing more advanced techniques. Using non-technical terms, Steve Chastain shows you how to cast metal parts for little cost in your own backyard. This has been a very comprehensive and popular series. You can learn to make your own foundry tools and equipment. You?ll also get in-depth information on various metals and their properties. nd 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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$23.95
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BC104
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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
Author

By Steve Chastain

Description
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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$23.95
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BC103
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Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
Title
Shop Wisdom of James McKnight
Author

By James McKnight

Description

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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$42.00
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SWJM
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Tesla Turbine and other Engines from Jeff Maier
Title
Tesla Turbine and other Engines from Jeff Maier
Author

By Jeff Maier

Description

The Tesla Turbine, Two-cylinder Uniflow Engine, Terry Turbine, and the Horizontal Uniflow Engine were originally published in the pages of The Home Shop Machinist and Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading. Now see them collected in this gorgeous volume!

Hardbound. 184 pages. 
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$42.00
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TESLA
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The Shop Wisdom of D. E. Johnson
Title
The Shop Wisdom of D. E. Johnson
Author

By Deene Johnson

Description

Mill-drill Adventures stand out as the single most popular series to have run in the early years of The Home Shop Machinist magazine. From Fixing Up the Downfeed to Indexing and Drilling, life got easier for new mill-drill machine owners.

Hardbound. 228 pages.

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$42.00
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SWJ
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Build a Pop Can Crusher
Title
Build a Pop Can Crusher
Author

By Birk Petersen

Description
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. 
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$5.05
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MWCAN
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Generators and Inverters
Title
Generators and Inverters
Author

By Stephen Chastain

Description
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 
Price
$34.95
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Order Code
BC98
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Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1
Title
Build a Muller - Sand Machinery Vol. 1
Description
Steve Chastain has just introduced his newest book. 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. 
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$22.95
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Order Code
BC94
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Alternative Energy Secrets
Title
Alternative Energy Secrets
Author

By Stephen D. Chastain

Description
Stephen Chastain is a gifted mechanical engineer with an emphasis on material science. The purpose of this book is to describe properties, processing and use of waste oil as a fuel for use in diesel engines and burner applications.Projects including collection and conversion equipment for use of wast oil, engine swapping, silencing and disposal of process sludge. The 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, and then Practical Alternative Fuel Technology. Running on waste oil, installing a diesel engine in a car and off-grid power generation. 
Price
$28.00
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Order Code
BC154
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Machinery's Handbook - CD-Rom
Title
Machinery's Handbook - CD-Rom
Description
For computer users, the New CDROM version of Machinery's Handbook is an absolute must. Here is ultimate convenience when you need a quick answer. This electronic version greatly simplifies the access procedures and uses Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading the materials (PDF files). Using the search mechanism or simply going to the index or table of contents and clicking on the desired subject, you are immediately linked to it. Other convenience features are included.  
Price
$96.00
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BC105
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Machinery's Handbook - Large Print Version
Title
Machinery's Handbook - Large Print Version
Description
Recently, the publisher (Industrial Press) realized that the small print of the Original Version of Machinery's Handbook was difficult or at least inconvenient to read, so they introduced the larger print edition, published in 7 x 10" size, but containing all the same information incorporated in the 5 x 7" version. 
Price
$115.00
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BC107
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Machinery's Handbook - Original Version
Title
Machinery's Handbook - Original Version
Description
Since its introduction in 1914, Machinery's Handbook has remained the most authoritative, single-volume, reference work available for metalworking and manufacturing. Now in its 29th edition, it has been thoroughly updated and is 100 pages larger, now containing 2800 pages. Every machinist should own one of these valuable references from Industrial Press. 
Price
$94.95
Availability
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BC106