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TITLE: A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE TO HOMESTEADING AND AVOIDING CITY PROBLEMS

  • AUTHOR: NORM LOWE
  • LIST PRICE: $15.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 250
  • ISBN: 1-57002-192-9

    TITLE: ANNEALING, TEMPERING, CASE HARDENING, COLORING LOW CARBON STEEL

  • AUTHOR:ITC
  • LIST PRICE:$10.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 50
  • ISBN: 1-57002-203-8

    TITLE: BLACKSMITHING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS STAFF
  • LIST PRICE:$12.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 120
  • ISBN: 1-877767-30-1

  • Shows forges, blowers, forge fires, anvils, hammers, anvil tools, chisels, making bends, staples, eye hooks, bolts, angles, hooks, welds and more. Originally published in 1906.

  • TITLE: BOOK BINDING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: MOORE, KAREN B.
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 135
  • ISBN: 1-57002-009-4
  • Describes the techniques of making hard bound books. Many illustrations.

  • TITLE: BRUSH PLATING ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L. NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $25.00
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-060-4

  • One of a kind 80 minute video demonstrates explicitly the process of "brushing" nickel, gold, and others on to the surface metal using an electric brush or swab, thus avoiding the use of a bath. Shows how to make your own setup for a few dollars. This is equivalent to commercial units which cost up to $5000.00.

    TITLE: BUFFING AND POLISHING METAL ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L. NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $22.00
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-062-0
  • 60 minute VHS video. Electroplated metals usually need to be buffed to achieve maximum shine. This video covers proper technique and how and when to use different aggressivenesses of cloth wheels and abrasives.More info on this title

    TITLE: CASTING METAL IN SAND MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL STAFF
  • LIST PRICE: $13.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 120
  • ISBN: 1-877767-29-8

  • This reprint of an older book describes the secrets of making proper sand molds. It tells where to put the sprues, runners and vents. Also it discusses how to ram sand, how to repair molds, make three part molds, shrinking and contraction, flasks and more.

  • TITLE: ELECTRIC MOTOR REPAIR

  • AUTHOR: BRAYMER
  • LIST PRICE: $18.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 500
  • ISBN: 1-877767-53-0
  • Reprint of 1920 book. Describes how to rebuild DC and AC electric motors, rewinding armatures, repairing commutators, correcting brush problems, building special tools, painting windings, testing, repairing induction motors, more. Common electric motors have changed very little over the decades.

    TITLE: ELECTROPLATING

  • AUTHOR: POPULAR MECHANICS
  • LIST PRICE: $11.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 100
  • ISBN: 1-57002-128-7
  • Reprint of older book discusses electoplating equipment, cleaning, copper, nickel, silver, and gold plating. Very understandable, written by Popular Mechanics. More info on this title

    TITLE: ELECTROPLATING FUNDAMENTALS ON DVD

  • AUTHOR:RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $29.00
  • BINDING: PAPERBACK + VIDEO
  • PAGES: 75
  • ISBN: 1-877767-04-2
  • Video/textbook combination. This award winning video is 75 minutes in length. It shows pictorially the process of plating chrome, nickel, and gold on small objects. It does not assume prior knowledge and the entire electroplating process is demonstrated so anyone can follow and understand. The accompanying book, 75 pgs.,(the book above) also gives formulas for plating zinc, brass, silver, copper, and protective coatings. Thousands of these videos/books have been sold around the world.

  • TITLE: ENGRAVING ON METAL MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: B.T.HORPE
  • LIST PRICE: $14.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 250
  • ISBN: 1-877767-31-X
  • Tells how to cut beautiful designs and letters into metal. Describes tools, cutting letters, engraving, inscriptions, flower leaves, engraving in metal, ivory and other materials. Reprinted from an older book. More info on this title

    TITLE: FORGING METAL MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: JOHN BACON
  • LIST PRICE: $14.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 250
  • ISBN:1-877767-21-2
  • Shows how to heat, shape, and harden metal. Describes forging tools, welding drawing, bending, metallurgy, tool- steel work, tempering and more.

    TITLE: FOUNDRY MANUAL OF THE U.S.NAVY

  • AUTHOR:U.S.NAVY
  • LIST PRICE: $19.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 180
  • ISBN: 1-877767-41-7
  • Excellent foundry book from 1958 originally intended to instruct Navy personnel in how to repair ships while at sea. It describes designing castings, sand molds, gates, risers, chills, melting furnaces, characteristics of different types of metals used in castings, and more.

    TITLE: HARD CHROME PLATING ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $30.00
  • FORMAT: 60 MIN.VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-064-7
  • Discusses using chrome for functional uses, as opposed to decorative chrome. Video teaches how to plate inside pipes, build up worn parts, control depth of plate, plate shafts, etc. Difficult to find info.

    TITLE: HOBBYIST ELECTROPLATING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $9.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 70
  • ISBN: 1-877767-00-X
  • Our best selling book. At a beginer's level, discusses metal preparation, equipment, bath formulas for plating chrome, nickel, silver, gold, copper, zinc, among others. More info on this title

  • TITLE: HOW TO DO DECORATIVE BENT IRON WORK

  • AUTHOR: PAUL HASLUCK
  • LIST PRICE: $12.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 160
  • ISBN: 1-57002-132-5
  • Discusses how to make gates, fences, ornaments etc., by bending iron in artistic ways. Many illustrations make it easy to understand.

    TITLE: HOW TO REMOVE GOLD FROM COMPUTER PARTS

  • AUTHOR: R.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $35.00
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • PAGES: 60 MINUTES
  • ISBN: 1-57002-209-7

    TITLE: HOW TO MAKE GOLD PLATING SOLUTIONS ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL LYNN
  • LIST PRICE: $35.00
  • FORMAT: VHS
  • ISBN: 1-57002-141-4
  • Video teaches the well kept secret of manufacturing gold plating solutions. Discusses how to convert scrap gold or gold coins into plating solution, and demonstrates how to then gold plate various items. Not difficult, but requires the use of strong acids and cyanide. More info on this title

  • TITLE: HOW TO PLAY THE VIOLA, Beginning and Intermediate Levels

  • 2 VIDEOS+BOOK)
  • AUTHOR: RANDELL NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $22.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 15
  • ISBN: 1-57002-138-4
  • Two videos and instruction sheets take you from rank novice to playing beautiful music on the viola. All you need to know to read music, and play the viola. Learn proper bowing techniqes, reading music, holding the instrument, producing the best sounds, etc. Best instructional video available.

  • TITLE: HOW TO PLAY VIOLIN - BEGINING AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS (BOOK + 2 VIDEOS)

  • AUTHOR: R.L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $22.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 25
  • 50 ISBN: 1-57002-127-9
  • Two part DVD and instruction sheets give you all the information you need to progress from rank amateur to playing the violin. Here is instruction on proper fingering, holding the instrument, bowing technique, reading music, and producing the best sound from the instrument. Best videos available to get you playing the violin without the expense of private lessons.

  • TITLE: HOW TO PLAY FINGER PICKING GUITAR (BOOK + 2 part DVD)

  • AUTHOR: RANELL NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $20.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 15
  • 20 ISBN: 1-57002-129-5
  • Two part DVD and instruction manual instruct how to play guitar using classical guitar techniques. Tells how to read notes, use proper fingering technique, harmonics, slurs, pick stroke, rest stroke, and even how to play Flamenco guitar! The best instructional guitar videos on the market.

    TITLE: HOW TO REPAIR SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES ON DVD, WITH INSTRUCTION MANUAL (DVD+ BOOK)

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL GROBIN
  • LIST PRICE: $24.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 15
  • ISBN: 1-57002-139-2

    TITLE: HOW TO DO THERMIT WELDING

  • AUTHOR: RICHARD N.HART
  • LIST PRICE: $8.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 35
  • ISBN: 1-57002-124-4
  • Booklet teaches how to use chemicals, such as magnesium, to weld items in the field, such as railroad rails. This technique was used before arc welders were around.

    TITLE: HOW TO MAKE DIE CASTINGS

  • AUTHOR: A.G.CARMAN
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 64
  • ISBN: 1-57002-121-X
  • Book discusses how to use pot metal to make castings. Discusses molds, melt temperatures, metal composition, etc. to produce quality castings.

    TITLE: HOW TO MAKE VIOLINS, GUITARS, BANJOS, MANDOLINS AND OTHERS

  • AUTHOR: PAUL N.HASLUCK
  • LIST PRICE: $12.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 160
  • ISBN: 1-57002-125-2
  • Hard to find info discusses how to make stringed instruments, using jigs, molds, etc. Has detailed plans for each instrument. Discusses tone production, best woods to use, etc.

    TITLE: HOW TO MAKE MIRRORS

  • AUTHOR: BUREAU OF STANDARDS
  • LIST PRICE: $6.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 15
  • ISBN: 1-57002-122-8
  • Booklet describes how to use silvering solution to make mirrors. Comprehensive information.

    TITLE: HOW I BUILT A 4-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR UNDER $10,000 AND HOW YOU CAN SAVE BIG ON YOUR NEW HOUSE

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $9.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 115
  • ISBN: 1-57002-087-6

    TITLE: HOW TO BLOW, ETCH, BORE AND GRIND GLASS

  • AUTHOR: PAUL N.HASLUCK
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 150
  • ISBN: 1-57002-068-X
  • This reprint of an early 1900's book contains information on working glass by heat and abrasion. More info on this title

    TITLE: HOW TO MAKE AND USE DIES FOR SHAPING SHEET METAL

  • AUTHOR: JOSEF V. WOODWORTH
  • LIST PRICE: $19.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 280
  • ISBN: 1-877767-97-2
  • This reprinted book explains the fundamentals of using dies for shaping sheet metal. This information is rarely found and would be useful if you want to stamp parts.More info on this title

    TITLE: HOW TO RUN AN OFFSET PRESS

  • AUTHOR: PAUL S.MORREY
  • LIST PRICE: $19.95
  • BINDING:PAPER
  • PAGES: 350
  • ISBN: 1-57002-008-6
  • Describes how to run a floor model commercial offset press.

    TITLE: HOW TO START AND OPERATE AN ELECTROPLATING SHOP

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $34.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 140 LARGE PAGES
  • ISBN: 1-877767-03-4
  • This book shows you how to set up your own shop. Discusses vats, heaters, rectifers, EPA, bath formulas, bath analysis, more. Has a list of suppliers. Electroplating is in great demand, not only in restoring collector car parts, but also in industry. Practically everything metal is plated. This information is rarely published and classes on it are extremely expensive. Electroplating offers the opportunity to build at your own pace and increase your income substantially. More info on this title

  • TITLE: HOW TO WORK COPPER

  • AUTHOR: AUGUSTUS F.ROSE
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 130
  • ISBN: 1-57002-077-9
  • This reprint of an older book approaches the subject of working copper as a text book for teachers and students in the manual arts. If you want to learn the art of working copper, this book will show you how.

    TITLE: HOW TO PROSPECT FOR GOLD, SILVER GEMS

  • AUTHOR: H.S.OSBORN
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 180
  • ISBN: 1-57002-086-6
  • Old prospectors manual describes how the old timers looked at the lay of the land, plants, rivers, etc. to locate precious metals/minerals. Describes extraction and recovery as well.

    TITLE: HOW TO OVERCOME IMPOTENCY AND FRIGIDITY

  • AUTHOR: DR. JAMES HANSON
  • LIST PRICE: $12.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 120
  • ISBN: 1-57002-117-1
  • Describes sexual problems of heterosexual people, and techniques to overcome them. Also discusses Viagra.

    TITLE: HOW TO USE EXPLOSIVES FOR BLASTING CLAY AND SHALE

  • AUTHOR: E.I.DU PONT DE NEMOURS & CO.
  • LIST PRICE: $10.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 50
  • ISBN: 1-57002-196-1

    TITLE: HOME TANNING OF LEATHER AND SMALL FUR SKINS

  • AUTHOR: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  • LIST PRICE: $10.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 50
  • ISBN: 1-57002-195-3

    TITLE: MAGIC TRICKS MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: G. FREDERICK
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 115
  • ISBN: 1-57002-199-6
  • Learn 101 magic tricks to entertain you and your friends.

    TITLE: MELTING AND CASTING ALUMINUM

  • AUTHOR:AMERICAN ALUMINUM COMPANY
  • LIST PRICE: $19.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 180
  • ISBN: 1-57002-078-7
  • Reprint of 1930's book, it covers die casting and permanent mold casting of aluminum and aluminum alloys.

    TITLE: METAL LATHES - HOW TO RUN THEM

  • AUTHOR: FRED H.COLVIN
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 110
  • ISBN: 1-877767-20-4
  • Reprint of WWII era book, it shows all of the basic techniques of using a metal cutting lathe. It discusses the lathe, centering the work, driving the work, tools, faceplate work, chucks, turning tapers, cutting screw threads and much more.

    TITLE: METAL SPINNING PROJECTS

  • AUTHOR: REAGAN AND SMITH
  • LIST PRICE: $10.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 80
  • ISBN: 1-877767-55-7
  • This reprinted book describes setting up, necessary chucks, characteristics of different metals, and how to spin. More info on this title

    TITLE: MILLING METAL MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: CINCINNATI MILLING MACHINE STAFF
  • LIST PRICE: $16.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 130
  • ISBN: 1-877767-34-4
  • Reprint of older book, but still very relevant, this book describes construction of milling machines, installation, use of jigs, milling cutters, indexing heads, more.

    TITLE: PATTERN MAKING FOR METAL CASTINGS

  • AUTHOR: MODERN ENGINEERING PRACTICE STAFF
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 120
  • ISBN: 1-877767-46-8
  • This book shows how to make wooden patterns for metal castings.

    TITLE: PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $19.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 90 LARGE PAGES
  • ISBN: 1-57002-074-4
  • An intro to plastic injection molding, This illustrated book shows how molds are constructed, discusses the different types of equipment available and how to choose the proper equipment for your needs. It also discusses the different types of plastics and how each is used. There is also a list of suppliers and vendors.

    TITLE: PLATING ALUMINUM ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $29.95
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-063-9
  • Describes the technical task of preparing aluminum for plating, then zincating, copper, nickel, and chrome plating the aluminum part. All you need to know to successfully plate different kinds of aluminum.

    TITLE: PLATING PLASTIC ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $24.95
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-065-5
  • This 45 minute video teaches you the little known technique of plating metals on to non conductive materials. Plate anything from leaves to a Big Mac.

    TITLE: POT METAL PLATING ON DVD

  • AUTHOR: RANDELL L.NYBORG
  • LIST PRICE: $24.95
  • FORMAT: VIDEO
  • ISBN: 1-57002-061-2
  • 120 minute video shows the little known technique of chrome plating pot metal (zinc die cast). This video takes you through the preparation, removing pits repairing broken pieces, copper, nickel, chrome plating and buffing.More info on this title

    TITLE: PROFESSIONAL MANUAL OF ELECTROPLATING

  • AUTHOR: RODGERS
  • LIST PRICE: $39.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 240
  • ISBN: 1-57002-093-0
  • Understandable book describes professional plating equipment, and hundreds of different baths for plating many different kinds of plates on many different base metals. Hard to find formulas. Excellent reference manual.More info on this title

    TITLE: SPINNING METAL MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR:FRED CRAWSHAW
  • LIST PRICE: $10.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 72
  • ISBN: 1-877767-36-0
  • Reprint of older book, it describes how to make dishes, vases, and other rounded objects from sheet metal of all kinds.

    TITLE: STEEL HARDENING, TEMPERING AND FORGING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR:JOSEF V.WOODWORTH
  • LIST PRICE: $19.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 240
  • ISBN: 1-877767-22-0
  • Reprint of older book has practical techniques for hardening and softening steel. This book describes annealing, heating and cooling steel, tempering, case hardening, forging, grinding, and other metal working processes.

    TITLE: THE POLISHING AND PLATING OF METAL

  • AUTHOR: HERBERT J.HAWKINS
  • LIST PRICE: $14.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 190
  • ISBN: 1-57002-126-0
  • Reprint of older book that shows home construction of plating equipment and buffing and polishing methods. Describes how to successfully plate a variety of metals. With this book, one could build his own shop with a minimum of investment.

  • TITLE: UPHOLSTERY MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: BAST, HERBERT
  • LIST PRICE: $16.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 275
  • ISBN: 1-57002--059-0
  • Excellent book describes how to upholster chairs, sofas, foot rests, etc. Many illustrations.

    TITLE: WINDMILL CONSTRUCTION AND GENERATING POWER

  • AUTHOR: F.E.POWELL
  • LIST PRICE: $12.00
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 90
  • ISBN: 1-877767-51-4
  • This book describes how to build power generating windmills. It has a list of current suppliers. It was originally published in 1910 but we have added an update chapter that discusses modern windmills and suppliers. More info on this title

  • TITLE: WOOD CARVING MADE EASY

  • AUTHOR: PAUL HASLUCK
  • LIST PRICE: 12.95
  • BINDING: PAPER
  • PAGES: 175
  • ISBN: 1-57002-130-9
  • Discusses how to carve in woods and make beautiful objects appear from wood. Discusses knifes, woods, designs, etc.

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