[Makercise] has been working on a Gingery Lathe since September last year. I corresponded with Dave back when the books first came out. Yes I too am building a metal working shop from scrap using the books written by Mr. Dave Gingery. I figured, “hey I already have a foundry why not build some. To bore the headstock accurately a temporary headstock assembly is made. Dave Gingery directs the reader to build an adjustable angle iron based assembly.

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All the metal chips are cleaned away. The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools. Welcome to the Make: I can remember our casting course in the higher technical college where we had to use them so that no air is trapped within the mold.

I corresponded with Dave back when the books first came out. Warning, there is a big risk of boring the hole too large if you’re not careful!

I kept extending the boring bit by miniscule amounts until the bearing slid in with a bit of friction. Here you can see the headstock just after I finished boring it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

O Kay the headstock is complete and at this point I can use the lathe for a few applications. The headstock Go to part; 1 — 2 — 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8 Homepage www.

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This maker really sets the standard. To part 2; carriage assembly. Please check your email.

Subscribe to Make Magazine Today! Why are there no risers? This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Lionel Oliver II, on the other hand, whose amateur sandcrabbing website Backyard Metal Casting is probably the single greatest online resource for those interested in small home foundry work, has not only made a meaningful start, but gotten most of the gingey through the build.


It is much easier to davw one side at a time then install the bearing for added support. The holes are drilled and tapped for the bolts and lugs that attached the bed.

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Great video playlist, lots of little tips and observations scattered throughout it too. Your changes have been saved. Report comment Reply Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. Here is the bed scraped and ready for the ways.

The problem was that I was using my 4″ crucible in the flowerpot furnace and the crucible is actually too big for it so the metal never got hot enough to fill the mold.

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And I didn’t build Gingery’s adjustment gauge nor did I ever measure the bore. Check out part 6; the tailstock! Sorry, no action photo This stage was finally reached after about 6 or 8 hours worth of scraping. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.

Notify me of new comments via email. Once when I was feeling persnickety I sent a good bit hingery time whiting out an eyelash on every page a manual for a mobile repeater duplexer. Send this to a friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel. The series provided just enough detail, ginbery, and advice to allow the hobbyist to fill in the rest.

That’s a nice gingeryy hole. You will also be receiving the weekly Make: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The lathe is the first machine built since it can be used to help build itself.


Gingery is most famous for his Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap series, which details how to build a reasonably complete machine shop at low cost, often from scrap metal and other items. Here are the bearings. Great casting and video technique! Just watching his experienced hands is a show in itself. The glue impregnated the wood softening it and the weight caused it to dry perfectly straight.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Xave set two pieces together on a steel table saw table and put a straight, weighted board on it I used about 30 pounds of weight. I figured, “hey I already have a foundry why not build some really nifty machines? This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Got these from Mcmaster. I’m glad I didn’t buy their worst carbon steel set From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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In addition to the Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap series, Dave Gingery and his son Vincent have published a large number of booklets on shop practices, engine construction and mechanical miscellanea. He was gingeyr a devoted amateur musician primarily tenor banjo and vocalist performing the music of the Great American Songbook and classic country. I cast the headstock several times in order to find a way to get the smallest shrink cavity.

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