Book Review: Advanced Surveillance

Book Review: Advanced Surveillance
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This training manual on Advanced Surveillance covers all aspects of carrying out a physical covert surveillance in order to gather intelligence and evidence.

This is an interesting topic to read about, but be warned, it takes a lot of effort and practice time to learn how to do this.

While most of us don’t have the need to know how to surveil, or have any reasons to learn how to beat surveillance, but who knows what will happen in the future.

I remember as a kid acting like I was a spy and trying to sneak around the store and watch my mom.  I was not good at it, because I was caught and smacked later for embarrassing my mom. Continue reading “Book Review: Advanced Surveillance”

Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual




Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual
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The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual is a book allows do-it-yourselfers to try building their own .50 Caliber rifles.

DIY gunsmiths have been demanding the book since the best-selling Home Workshop .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle videotape first came out. In this companion book, Bill Holmes uses easy-to-follow foldout drawings and precise dimensions to take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your very own .50-caliber rifle easily and inexpensively. Continue reading “Book Review: The .50 Caliber Rifle Construction Manual”

Book Review: Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Volume 2




Book Review: Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Volume 2
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The Sand Casting Manual, Volume 2, continues with solidification of metals and why it matters. Specifics of aluminum, copper alloys, brass and bronze are discussed along with solution heat treatment and precipitation hardening. Ductile and gray cast iron are covered. Continue reading “Book Review: Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Volume 2”

Book Review: Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1




A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1
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In A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1 you will learn how to cast metal in sand molds using simple techniques and readily available materials.

Steve Chastain, a Mechanical and Materials Engineer, shows the beginner how to make a sand mold and then how to hone your skill to produce high quality castings. Continue reading “Book Review: Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1”