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Stover Engines in the Ring

Stover engines fit right in at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club’s annual swap meet and auction in Baraboo, Wis.

Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition

The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry 2

This continuation of Chastain's metal casting books includes several advanced techniques. Detailed are the solidification of metals, aluminum alloys, copper alloys, iron alloys, directional solidification, useful foundry projects and more. Also includes a bibliography, appendices and list of suppliers. 208 pages.

$19.95

The Blacksmithing Basics DVD set features award-winning traditional smith Bob Rupert teaching what you need to know to get into blacksmithing. The 2-hour, 2-disc set explains all the basics of traditional blacksmithing. That includes tools and various techniques such as Twist, Taper, Hot Cut, Punch Hole, Slit Hole and Forge Welding; starting and managing the fire in a traditional forge; using charcoal; and making coke. (122 minutes)

$29.99