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195 Windmill, Wind Generator and Wind Turbine and Related Patents DOWNLOAD
SKU: 195wt/ebook/000/000

This Download is full of information related to windmills and their various components, with hundreds of images plus descriptions of how and from what materials wind mills are constructed and of the functional attributes of their various components and designs.

8 foot stem dingy plan - ebook
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18 page plan with detailed instructions to build an 8 foot wooden craft that can ve sailed, rowed or fitted with an outboard motor. Full parts list and tool list.
A Chinese Biogas Manual
SKU: acbm/ebook/000/000

Since the 1950s China has experimented with the production of biogas from agricultural wastes, a practice based upon an age-old Chinese tradition of composting human, animal and plant wastes to produce an organic fertilizer of high quality. The breakthrough came in 1975 when a process was developed to ferment the materials in an airtight and watertight container in order to produce methane gas. This was then collected for use as fuel for motors, cooking and lighting.

This plan is a translation of a Chinese manual. With 136 pages and numerouse diagrams it provides an excellent resource for the construction of digesters and the utilisation of the gas broduced.

A Wind Turbine Recipe ebook - The Axial Flux Plans - Metric
SKU: wtrb2014/ebook/000/599
Construction manual for wind turbines for battery charging. From 1.2 metres to 4.2 metres diameter. All aspects including carving blades from wood, making the alternator using permanent magnets, welding the frame. All done with simple tools. These recipes are used by many groups and individuals around the world. Available as PDF and EPUB.
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Alternator secrets - ebook
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In the last two decades alternators have replaced generators in motor vehicles. The reasons are many: output current can be produced at lower rpm, voltage can be more accurately' controlled with solid state regulators, alternators need less maintenance, and they cost less to manufacture.

When modified, auto alternators can provide variable direct current at 0 to 120 volts for battery charging, hot charging, light arc welding, or for running AC-DC appliances and lights. Another simple modification provides AC power to run some transformer-operated appliances. If you know the secrets of its operation and the modifications possible, the small low-cost alternator can become a versatile power plant.

Surprisingly, alternators are constructed with three sets of field windings positioned evenly at 120 degree intervals inside the frame. Such construction produces three-phase AC.

Autopower - Generator Secrets
SKU: cam/gs/118/400
Lindsay Publications says - We had this a while ago, when it was called by its original title - Autopower, and it is good. Here you get secrets from the 1930's about taking a generator and converting it into a 110 volt AC alternator that could power a farm or home; the opening chapters give detailed instructions for rewinding a Ford Model A, Model T, and Dodge Type G generators. Later chapters talk about the general principles that can be applied to almost any generator. That's where the real value of this small book lies. It is not applicable to modern alternators. You must start with an old generator and go from there. Obviously, you won't use a Ford Model A or T or even an early Dodge. You'll use what you can find. And generators are still available at scrap yards on old vehicles, even on eBay at reasonable cost. Useful information. 56 page, well illustrated paperback. Lindsay Publications
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Biogas - 20 ebooks for making your own Biogas Generator - Download
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This download is like a mini website. You will receive a zip file containing web pages, files, etc. There are 20 ebooks/PDFs, plus web links and video links all designed to help you understand better biogas productions. Many of the documents and videos are specifically chosen to help you create your own biogas project. You will need to unpack the ZIp file after download and click on index.html. 

Please note this is a large file of approximately 54mb.




Blacksmith Shop & Iron Forging - reprint of 1906 book
SKU: bsif/170/437

Blacksmithing is the forging of iron with simple tools and this popular book is somewhat unusual in that it deals with industrial blacksmithing, rather than equestrian. Shows what you need for equipment, how to do it and instances of what you can make. 96 pages.Well illustrated. Lindsay Publications.

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Blacksmith's Manual - ebook
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Reprint of 1930 book, complete text on 220 pages with illustrations.
Bracelets (Twenty to Make)
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A fantastic new series bringing the latest and best in crafts, featuring a whole range of funky, imaginative and contemporary ideas. Each book contains twenty innovative projects which are accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful close up photography. Bracelets are a great introduction to jewellery making - simply link a few beautiful beads together, attach a fastening and you are finished. It has over 20 bracelet designs plus variations. It provides simple techniques to get you started quickly. It is a great introduction to making jewellery. Once you've made one there will be no stopping you

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Build a Wooden Oscillating Engine
SKU: bawoe/cam/152/444
If you are starting in model engineering, have just bought your first lathe, or enlisted at night school, and are wondering what to build, Martin Gearing’s wooden oscillating engine, the building of which is described here, is an excellent first project. Equally, if you are looking for a project to enthuse the younger generation to make something that works, under your supervision, they don’t come better than this.
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Copper Work: An Illustrated Text Book for Teachers and Students in the Manual Arts
SKU: cam/cw/187/444
A good, well-illustrated instructional manual for senior school pupils on producing objects and items from flat sheets of copper or brass. Shows what types of saws, hammers and anvils to use, how to make simple objects such as hinges, finger pulls and box corners, how to anneal a sheet of copper and work it on an anvil to produce a pitcher and other items, draw wire, and small tubing, polish, and even simple enamelling. The products are mainly decorative, but the information applies to model engineering. An excellent book on general copperworking, rather than boilermaking. Numerous illustrations, and the instructions are to the point.
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Dynamo! How to build them
SKU: cam/d/278/654

This book combines two titles, the first being How to Make a Dynamo by Alfred Crofts, and orginally published in London in 1900. The second is How to Build a Fifty-Light Dynamo by A.E. Watson, published in the U.S.A. in 1895. Crofts’ book is considerably the larger and more detailed, and describes the building of a DC dynamo 16 inches wide, and powering about ten 16 candle-power lamps. Mr. Watson’s book describes building a big machine with a base around 34 inches long and 20 inches wide. The drawings are better than in the first book, but may have been reduced, as you need a magnifying glass to get some measurements. The drawings in Croft’s book are not so clean anyway, and appear to be enlarged, but neither should stop you building the dynamo if you are so minded - and there is also a lot of technical information here. 192 page paperback. 51 drawings. Lindsay Publications

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Electrical Things Boys Like To Make 1954
SKU: etblm/312/cam/525
Projects in this book include: bells, torches, telegraph key, crystal sets, telephones and circuits, chimes, motors and the like, plus here the rather more dangerous Burning Pencil, Arcing Pencil, Table Stove and a Corn Popper. What does make this book different is is the layout, with a lot more photographs, and the last 50 or so pages, which mainly consist of good instruction on basic construction techniques - coil winding, soldering, building a punching jig, the general use of hand tools and much more.
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Garden Cold Frame plan - ebook
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A terrific way to extend the gardening season is with a cold frame. These can be used to warm the soil, grow plants as in a minigreenhouse or to protect plants like a giant cloche. They’re also good for holding flats of seedlings you’ve started or plants that arrived too early to set out.

Handbook of Homemade Power - Mother Earth News
SKU: hhp/244/816

Bantam 1974 374 p. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, index. 4-1/4" x 7". Alternative energy information, collected and published during the energy crisis of the 1970s. Sections on heating and powering your home with wood, water, wind, solar, and methane.

This book features firsthand reports from people who have found ways to beat the power crisis. This is priceless alternative energy information with many additional tips, facts and ideas that you can put to use now.

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How to Read Industrial Britain
SKU: htrib/308/bp/270
This book is a joy for anyone wanting to investigate our industrial heritage and discover the secret history behind familiar, everyday features of our urban and rural landscapes.
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How to Use Tin Can Metal in Science Projects
SKU: htutcm/160/524

Written by a teacher who clearly believed in showing his pupils how they could do something with nothing, or old tin cans, the first 35 pages of this book cover just how you can work tin sheet from cans into many shapes, plus some tools to help. This is followed by instructions on how to build Hero’s Turbine, a Walking Beam Engine, a Crosshead Engine and an Internal Combustion Type of Engine - all from tin cans. In truth, of these only the first is a working model, but the ideas and techniques here are interesting and potentially useful, so consider treating yourself to a copy of this 120 page, profusely illustrated, paperback. Lindsay Publications

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Petrol-Driven Motor Cars (1909)
SKU: pdmc/cam/062/000

There is a huge amount of information on all aspects of the early development of the petrol-driven car up to 1909 in the 23 pages of this booklet. Amongst others you get information on the chassis, steering, wheels, transmissions, ignition, motors, and their balancing, all extracted from A Text-Book of Mechanical Engineering, published in London in 1909 although the contents cover British, European and American developments. 35 drawings and diagrams.

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Practical Allotments
SKU: pa/bp/654/499

Essential for all allotment owners, this book features the non-growing side of successful allotment gardening, concentrating on the more functional elements of a typical plot. Clearly defined by season, the projects range from basic to complex - like building a shed - and are presented with step-by-step instructions.

Having an allotment, or at least growing some of your own fruit and vegetables, is currently very popular. This book features the non-growing side of allotment gardening; the more practical and functional elements of a typical plot. Clearly defined by season the projects are further broken down into twelve monthly chapters with appropriate projects and techniques in each. All projects are illustrated by step-by-step photography and artwork. Projects range from very basic and intermediate - presented on one page to two double-page spreads to those larger, more complex tasks, such as building a shed, which will be treated as a feature.

Paul Wagland is an RHS-qualified gardener and an experienced writer and designer. He specialises in the practical side of horticulture, from landscaping and outdoor DIY to growing fruit and veg. With a firm belief that a well-maintained garden can add considerable value to a home, Paul has redesigned and renovated many neglected plots for both enjoyment and profit. He is the former editor of two popular gardening magazines (Pond & Gardening and Grow Your Own) and divides most of his free time between his own garden and three allotments in suburban Essex.

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Pumps and Hydraulic Rams
SKU: pahr/ebook/000/000

Written by Paul Hasluck this book was published in 1907. The book has been re-published from the original and contains the whole script, diagrams and formulas. The book has been reformatted to help reading on the kindle and is not just a scanned copy of the original The formal title is Pumps and Hydraulic Rams with numerous engravings and diagrams.

Solar - 35 Passive, PV and Thermal Solar Plans (DOWNLOAD)
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Please note this is a large 86mb download a CD is also available. This DOWNLOAD provides information and ideas as well as complete plans for solar projects that can be built at home or a small workshop. The DOWNLOAD contains 35 wind plans in Portable Document Format (PDF) - an open standard for document exchange. The plans are accessed through a menu system (please note the menu system will only run on a PC).

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Tags and Toppers (Twenty to Make)
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Never be stuck for inspiration again with this delicious book-full of ideas for homemade tags & toppers. With the help of these nifty ideas, you'll get great results using the simple paper scraps from your stash! Tags & Toppers contains 20 ideas to make tonight. Give a smiley snowman a snow globe twist, get funky with layered felt or try Christmas pud toppers. There's something for everyone here. A handy bonus is the ready-to-trace shape templates, coupled with easy step-by-step instructions

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Terra Cotta Work - Modelling, Moulding, and Firing
SKU: cam/tcw/236/000

This book covers in detail the factory production techniques of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The production of mantles, chimney pots, sculptures and etc... It is a reprint of a 1905 book.

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The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments eBook
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During the 1960's this book was pulled from all public libraries and banned for sale by the government. The reason was the experiments and information contained were considered too dangerous for the general public, especially young children. The hard copy of The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments is extremely rare and very expensive if your lucky enough to find a copy for sale.

This educational and fun book shows you how to set up a home laboratory and how to conduct over 200 simple experiments. It is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject or for parents who want to broaden their child’s understanding of science.

This great book describes what chemistry is and covers the equipment required, the words used by chemists with meanings and allows you to conduct your own experiments and learn. Each experiment is set out in simple easy to follow steps and tells you what materials you will need and how to do it.

The Monkey Wrench Gang Mass Market Paperback
SKU: mwg/205/000
Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. 
Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough. A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.
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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader
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The late Abbey was not only a singularly talented novelist some of whose books have acquired cult status (The Brave Cowboy; The Monkey Wrench Gang; The Fool's Progress), but also a polemicist of considerable force and an eloquent essayist. This anthology, edited by his longtime editor and friend Macrae, makes for a splendid summary of his best work?though it does not slight his faults. Abbey was above all a committed craftsman ("I write to make a difference"); and his passions?about the rape by ranchers and the industrial powers of his beloved Western desert country, the progressive disintegration of the quality of modern life, the dread development that would "democratize" wilderness by making it easily accessible to all?are on plain view. So, too, are his liabilities: his occasional outbursts of xenophobia and old-fashioned sexism, his gleefully overweening destructive fantasies. Abbey was an anarchist at heart, an often difficult loner who would probably find life unendurable in any organized, populous society. But as an analyst and gadfly of so many contemporary absurdities, and as a powerfully lyrical chronicler of desert solitudes and communion with nonhuman nature (something like Barry Lopez in a snit), he is in a class by himself. Anyone who doesn't already know his work will find this volume, culled from more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, an addictive introduction.

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The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale
SKU: shh/732/499
The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land.

There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.

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Thermal, Passive Solar and PV Plans (DOWNLOAD)
SKU: psw/070/0501

This ZIP file contains ebooks including a very detailed ebook on passive solar water heating. Although written in 1981 in contains some very good information and is very well illustrated with diagrams and pictures in black and white. If you are interested in building a solar hot water sustem this is a great read and should help your a great deal.

Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasure of Unwanted Houses
SKU: usatu/cat/1108/499
Unbuilding? Think building an old house, only in reverse. Two of the country’s leading experts on salvaging unwanted house explain the “green” art of unbuilding and take us on a fascinating tour of the process. Covering everything from assessing a building for salvage potential to deconstructing a whole house safely. The ultimate guide to taking apart a building and rescuing its reusable part and pieces. Many of these materials, including ornate hardware, period lighting and long lengths of hardwood flooring are of a quality that’s unmatched by anything available new.

Discover fascinating details on construction techniques for houses both ancient and of more contemporary vintage, and helpful methods to determine their value or salvagability. Unbuilding covers a variety of projects, from simply dismantling a wall to completely unbuilding an entire house safely, while saving the reusable parts and pieces for another building or purpose. You'll find just how satisfying, fun and economical it can be to reuse old building materials - whether for their original purpose or for decorating.

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