[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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Here are the bearings.

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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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Gingery is noted for using basic methods, seldom used today, in order to make it possible for a gihgery hobbyist to build the machines in the book series, usually without the aid of power tools or other expensive instruments. Great casting and video technique!

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It is like 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. The lathe is the first machine built since it can be used to help build itself.


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I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine. I kept extending the boring bit by miniscule amounts until the bearing slid in with lathee bit of friction. This set was bull-feces! Report comment Reply Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. Does anybody know the name of the song? The pulley is off bingery ’cause the temp headstock was too big and I had to let it hang off the left side.

Here you can see the headstock just after I finished boring it.

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. I got mine online from this company. I really love projects like this! This tap came from a cheap set of taps and dies that I bought from a popular auto parts catalog.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Check out part 6; the tailstock! If you know of a good Gingery lathe build I may have missed, please take a minute and drop me a link in the comments! 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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Here is the bed scraped and ready for the ways. Likewise for Nebraskan Bill R. I think they a little different from What D. Once when I was feeling persnickety I sent a good bit of time whiting out an eyelash on every page a manual for a mobile repeater duplexer. I did the scraping with a cheap dollar store chisel.

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The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools. Notify me of new posts via email. I actually used a wood plane to bring the surface down to an initial shiny flat surface.

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