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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Then I noticed something. I watched all his videos many times.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. I had neither a lathe nor a way to cast aluminum. Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

The Best Gingery Lathe Video Series To Date

The Gingery books and, really, most DIY books from that era are: Get the Magazine Make: Make sure the bed and ways mate correctly before bolting. American inventors American technology writers births deaths American scientist stubs. Your changes have been saved. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

So I started looking around on the Internet and was pricing lathes. The series provided just enough detail, drawings, and advice to allow the hobbyist to fill in the rest. The disadvantage is higher friction and a lower lifespan, but for the first—just get a slightly lxthe motor.

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I think that you can “beef” up the patterns for aluminum to be “ok” but the lzthe may be infesable if not impossible. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon — aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts. I am going to break my experience into sections as well.


Gingery-style homemade metal lathe builds

Except that you wouldn’t have the experience of making your own. My woodshop was already fairly well equipped and I had the experience of building a wood lathe behind me, so I felt that I was up for the challenge of building some metalworking equipment. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I made me a Gingery lathe, it’s almost been 10 years now since starting it, I have it in working condition, but I have yet to completely finish it, I got a real latheI haven’t finished the tail stock yet.

I did make a few changes to mine, the main change I made was to the head stock, I gingeery a 2nd one but beefed it up so I could put some tapered spindle bearings in it I had from a VW Bug I have lots of old VW Bug parts I bored gingerj head to take the bearing races and installed them.

Does this POSness extend and to what degree to the other Gingery projects ie. 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.

If you are interested gingry your horizons and in the education and experience, build it. You can cast metal cheaply without much outlay of cash by building this furnace and it is an excellent start ginfery a beginner. 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.

Leave a Gingerj Cancel reply Enter your comment here This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. I built mine because I had just quit work as a machinist due to my health, after 2 years I needed a fix on making metal chips, that’s when I came across this web site and seen Lionel’s lathe.


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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. Just watching his experienced hands is a show in itself.

And yes, many of the parts would be a little light in cast iron as well. David J Gingery Publishing books written especially laths inventors machinists tinkerers geniuses at large and a few Using the Gingery Lathe To Build the.

To me, this was one of the great learning experiences of a lifetime. Everything else as you said requires time and labor, of which I gingedy give, especially since I have no J-O-B right now although school is revving for latye final push although I am working on gaining an income. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine. It is a fascinating experience to build a precision machine tool from scratch. All times are GMT. You gingegy commenting using your Facebook account.

As Anon mentioned the aluminum castings aren’t a good material to make the lathe out of. Couple of questions myself on this topic Coal forged mushrooms and inlaws do NOT taste good. In the spring of I ordered the Gingery series of books on how to build a metalworking shop from scratch.

I have so much time in making the patterns, then once you cast the parts you need to finish them, which when doing by hand takes many many hours.

The plate glass trick is in the shaper book–I’m not sure if it’s also in the lathe book gingeey not.