Introduction to Metal Working

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I haven’t posted on of these old school books in a while, so here you go. Introduction to metal working, circa 1904. You want old school? You got it. From a time when you didn’t need all sorts of fancy tools to make stuff that would last a lifetime and beyond.

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June 24th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, Books | Comments (4)

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 9

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Final Chapter of the book, hope you’ve enjoyed it. As always, click the images above to zoom in. If you missed previous chapters, you can find them all here: http://www.knucklebusterinc.com/features/category/books/

May 27th, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Books | Comment (1)

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 7

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May 14th, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 6

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Been a while since I posted a chapter, this a good long one.
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May 6th, 2010 by grail21 in Books | No Comments

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 5

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April 7th, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 4

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April 3rd, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 3

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March 25th, 2010 by grail21 in Books | No Comments

Milling Operations in the Lathe: Chapter 2

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March 18th, 2010 by grail21 in Books | No Comments

Milling Operation in the Lathe - Chapter 1

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March 10th, 2010 by grail21 in Books | Comments (2)

Metal Engraving E-Book for backyard chopper builders

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a free e-book for download, so here’s a real good one - submitted by our friend Gazza - for you to sink your teeth into. Hailing from the year 1898 and dubbed “Modern Letter Engraving”, this is a sweet romp though the skill of metal engraving (in case you couldn’t tell by the title). While its filigree and ornate lettering were never intented for the hardcore, D.I.Y bike builder, few things can give a bike some real “oh wow” factor as some well done, tasteful engraving. Good stuff, many thanks to Gazza for sending it in.

To download the PDF file, click the following link: Modern Metal Engraving

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November 7th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Buffing and Polishing Metal for N00bs

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The folks at Caswell put together this pretty solid overview on the basics of metal polishing. Obviously a good marketing tool for them to sell more products, but the info is legit and I like it when I see a company trying to educate their customer instead of trying to pull a fast one on them. If the ins & outs of metal polishing seem like black magic to you, click the image below to download the PDF and get up to speed.


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September 24th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Motorcycle Fuel Systems & Carb Basics

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Here’s a quick download for you that goes through the basics of motorcycle fuel systems, specifically carburetors. Great for the greenhorn or old timer who needs a refresher. Click the image below to download the pdf.

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September 11th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | Comment (1)

Elementary Metal Work Book

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Another free book for you cats to download, this one’s called Elementary Metal Work. More along the craftsman / artisan line of things, but as always, there are good things to pick up and take away that you could apply to bike building.

To download the PDF file, click the following link: Elementary Metal Work

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August 14th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Metal Coloring and Bronzing Free Ebook

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I’ll admit to not really reading through this latest ebook, but the subject falls perfectly inline with the D.I.Y. Knucklebuster attitude, so I figured I’d post it. I’m not sure how often you’re going to need to know how to color metal and bronzing, but when you do, you’ll have this book to help you through. Granted, this book is from the late 1800s and new techniques have been developed BUT as always, there is plenty of good knowledge to pick up within these pages. Plus, who says the new techniques are better than the old ones? They might be easier, but is the final product actually better? I’m not sure, but there are plenty of examples of craftsmanship that have lasted the test of time. Anyway, enough rambling…

To download the PDF file, click the following link: Metal Coloring and Bronzing

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August 1st, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Metalwork, Books | Comment (1)

Free e-book: Basic Metal Working Manual

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The latest in our free e-book series, this little ditty is a great basic overview of a wide range of metal working tools and techniques. Checking in from the year 1903, it’s definitely an introduction, so it’s perfect for you newbs, but also a lot of great tips and history of how things used to be done for you guys who’ve been around the block a few times.

To download the PDF file, click the following link: Basic Metal Working Manual

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July 23rd, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Free D.I.Y e-book: Metal lathe introduction

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a free e-book for you cats to download, so it’s time to start that tradition back up again. I’ve got my greasy paws on a handful of “new” old books for you guys to dig into. Not sure about you, but I love reading through this old stuff. Not only to pick up tips and tricks from days of yore, but also to get a better understanding and sense of history into these crafts - from welding to machining to general metal work and casting - evolved through time. A great way to get the most of out these books is to print them out, then three hole punch them and put them in a 3-ring binder. Then you can carry it with ya whenever you know your going to have some down time (waiting at an airport, sitting on the can, going to the in-laws house… etc). Reading them on the computer kind of blows, to really get the most out of the books, I think printing them is the way to go.

For this installment I’ve got the Metal Turners Handy Book by P.N. Hasluck. This one is all about different types of lathes, the accompanying tooling, uses, etc. Tons of pics and stacks of info and generally an easy read.

To download the PDF file, click the following link: The Metal Turner’s Handybook

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June 30th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary Part 3

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This latest free ebook - The American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary - is so dense with info, I had to break it into 3 files. This is the 3rd and last installment, the other installments can be found here

Click the link to download: American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary

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May 14th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary Part 2

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This latest free ebook - The American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary - is so dense with info, I had to break it into 3 files. This is the second installment, the other installments can be found here

Click the link to download: American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary

To learn more about our free ebook series, go here

May 6th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments

Two Stroke Engine Cycle

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April 22nd, 2008 by grail21 in Books | Comments (3)

American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary

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This latest free ebook - The American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary - is so dense with info, I had to break it into 3 files. The whole book is over 600 pages, so you’re getting the first 225 this time around. The remaining segments will be posted soon.

Click the link to download: American Machinist Handbook & Dictionary

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April 17th, 2008 by grail21 in How To, Books | No Comments