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 1.  Building the Atkinson Differential Engine

Gingery, Vincent R. Gingery 1878087231 / 9781878087232 Paperback

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After a year of constant work, the differential engine book is finally ready. It's been so long since I heard from Vince, I thought he was deceased, deranged, demented or all of the above. But it was worth the wait. You learn not only how to build this particular engine, but you learn the general skills that can be applied to all engines: patternmaking, molding, casting, boring, lapping, and all the rest. Contents include: building a wooden mockup, casting, patternmaking, side panel pattern, side panel molding procedure, front & rear panels, oscillating arm patterns, piston rod pattern, preparing the base, assembling the main frame, boring crankshaft bearings and arm pivots, the ignition plate, the water jack assembly, making a copper lap, milling the cylinder ends, mounting valves on the cylinder, the electrical system, and much more. This 1886 engine predates the Atkinson Cycle engine. The front panel is about 8 tall. A pair of 1-1/8 bore by 2-1/4 stroke pistons drive a 8-3/4 diameter flywheel. The arms of this engine move the two pistons toward one another in such a way as to compress and ignite the fuel charge so that all four strokes are completed in one revolution of the flywheel. The action looks like a street corner con man running a shell game! Check out the animated photos on our website, and see what we mean. It's exceptionally unusual... Loaded with drawings, photos, specs, and wall-to-wall detailed how-to. More of the usual quality that always come out of Gingery Publications. Great book. Unusual info. Get a copy. 8-1/2 x 11 softcover 112 pages 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 2.  Building the Tesla Turbine

Gingery, Vincent R. Gingery 1878087290 / 9781878087294 Paperback

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Even though the Tesla turbine of 1909 has never really been used commercially because far better turbine technology quickly emerged, the turbine nevertheless has generated a great deal of interest the past few years. I suggested Vince build a small working turbine, and through the pages of a small book, let us look over his shoulder as he did. This is the result: a small, easily built working turbine that will easily turn 5000 rpm. Here you get Tesla background, a copy of the original patent, a description of the invention by Tesla himself, and most importantly, detailed instructions and how-to so that you, too, can build a working miniature. Vince admits that this is hardly an innovative design. It's based on ideas in Cairns's book The Tesla Disk Turbine (elsewhere in this catalog) and a 1965 how-to article by Burton that appeared in Popular Mechanics magazine. The turbine is built up from eighteen disks of 20 gauge stainless steel. When these blades spin rapidly, there is always the danger they will explode due to centrifugal force, so strong stainless is used. The 3 diameter blades are cut with aviation snips, drilled in a jig, and assembled into a rotor which is then chucked up in the lathe and turned to be concentric. The rotor slips into a sheet metal housing and fed air through a simple manifold and hardware store piping. High speed bearings rated to 30,000 rpm where obtained from different internet sources for $2 to $3 each, and you only need two. Driven with 85 psi of compressed air, this little turbine really whistles. You can build a Tesla turbine. Simply. No hype, just the usual Gingery how-to. This is how it can be done today with minimal tools. If you want to recreate one of Tesla's unusual inventions, this is one to consider. As always with Gingery titles, this definitely worth having. Get one! 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 booklet 48 pages. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 
 3.  The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still

Gingery, Vincent R. Gingery 1878087169 / 9781878087164 Paperback

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An intelligent person knows that hoarding gasoline is not a solution to fuel shortages. An intelligent person finds alternative solutions, and this machine is just such a solution. Instead of trying to stockpile gasoline, you can make your own substitute out of sugar, corn, potatoes, or almost anything you can ferment into alcohol. This still will remove the water, creating almost pure alcohol, nearly 200 proof, so you can burn it in just about any type of engine. Here Vince will teach you how to take common plumbing parts, copper sheeting, and standard electrical parts and build a 6 gallon capacity still. He'll show you how to malt, mash, and ferment corn into fuel and turn it into fuel. And Vince will show you how easy it is to get a license and do all this with the blessing of authorities. The still heats the wash with a water jacket in which is immersed a 120 volt water heater element. Temperature is controlled with a continuous thermostat. Eventually vapors boil through the rectifying column to the condenser. If you carefully maintain the precise temperature, you'll get almost pure alcohol. The fuel you produce is not going to be cheaper than gasoline unless you have a low cost source of fermentables and want to make a version you can fire with scrap wood or coal. But if you can't buy gasoline at any price, even alcohol at three or four dollars a gallon is a bargain. I'm sure you could use the still to make whiskey and brandy. But I'll tell you up front, that's against the law whether you sell it or not. The Feds want their taxes. If you're going to make moonshine, don't tell me about it. Great book! Be independent. Thumb your nose at the corner gas station. Build a still, and make fuel. Order a copy. 8 1/2 x 11 softcover 76 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD

     
 

 



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