You can find them at ) As I read this book written by Gingery, I noticed that the molds were machined with a lathe and made from aluminum. The general agreement here is that the gingery lathe is a POS, and that you should only build one for practice, not for actually using it. ive been a member here for some time mostly just reading and now this section has been added i may be able to contribute. this is my casting project. i.

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I hope you enjoy it but most of all, I hope that it encourages you to try to make one for yourself. In the meantime, keep making stuff!

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I built the gihgery, scaled up to I mean, if I can do it anyone can. I ask because I’m in the same boat as John and have started making the patterns i’ll continue regardless just for the experience so I’d like to know what sort of machine I’ll end up with If you have never used a metal cutting lathe and plan to build a Gingery based lathe it will be a great learning experience, and you will never know the difference from a REAL lathe of the same size and the Gingery lathe.

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Once I built the furnace and discovered that I could actually melt metal with it, I was hooked. You can still do good work with the machine, assuming it’s built to tight tolerances and you have the skill, but it will take you longer because you’ll have to take very fine cuts to maintain accuracy.


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Brass usually sets the machine to chattering. Everything else as you said requires time and labor, of which I can give, especially since I have no J-O-B right now although school is revving for the final push although I am working on gaining an income. This book gingeyr part of the seven book series on building a metal shop from scrap.

This would be an 8×12 lathe, comparable to Gingery size. So I started looking around on the Internet and was pricing lathes. 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.

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Also, aluminum used unprotected in the bearing surfaces of the slides is soft. So one day I decided I was going to build the Gingery lathe and learn what all this machining business was about. I just dropped by to push the name of MyFordBoy. It is tingery a right of passage to make one of those and at the end you have both a lathe and a manly beard, a ginger coloured one at that. Thanks for your submission. Notify me of new posts via email.

If ya ginhery cast it, Forge it RSS http: 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 way through the build. There’s a reason cast iron is used for machine tools: I have so much time in making the patterns, then gigery you cast the parts you need to finish them, which when doing by hand takes many many hours.


Well Lionel, if you ever read this, remember that imitation is the best form of flattery.

Perhaps it’s the bit latthe the limited rigidity of the lathe. In the spring of I ordered the Gingery series of books on how to build a metalworking shop from scratch.

There is another book by Gingery, not usually counted as part of the series, entitled Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnacewhich can be substituted for that describing the charcoal foundry. You can find them at www. Well I started the Lathe project lxthe had cast the bed and feet when I was given a lathe by a friend of mine.

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This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks vingery citations. David J Gingery Publishing books written especially for inventors machinists tinkerers geniuses at large and a few Using the Gingery Lathe To Build the. Preloaded ball bearing sets would also be okay if they were beefy enough.