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Get all four Steam & Stirling books at a discounted price! Flex your metalworking skills on such engine projects as a no-casting 1.5 x 1.5V steam engine, a walking-beam Stirling-cycle mill engine, an epicyclic steam engine, and seventeen more -- and enjoy two bonus sections that offer hobby-expanding related topics. Please refer to the individual book ad for number of pages and further details; all are hardbound.Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4
By Kozo Hiraoka
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.
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.
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.
By Philip Ducolos
These pleasurable projects for the skilled machinist are also great learning projects for the beginner. You'll recognize Phil's designs at model engineering shows worldwide.Hardbound. 214 pages.
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.
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.
You're standing in front of an old card table in a driveway at a garage sale. On that table is a one-quart aluminum saucepan, a votive candle holder, pieces of some office machinery and a wooden awards plaque. What do you see here? If you did not answer "a six-cylinder radial electromagnetic attraction motor," then you need this book! H.P. Friedrichs (author of The Voice of the Crystal and Instruments of Amplification) returns this time to explore the principles behind the operation and construction of five simple, yet impressive, model electric motors Hardcover, 160 pages, 177 photos and illustrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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