[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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The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.

And I didn’t build Gingery’s adjustment gauge latye did I ever measure the bore. Education How making is transforming learning.

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A bit of humor watching a bunch of hams trying to remove a nonexistent staple from the photo copy I handed out at radio club meeting. Nice feedback like this really makes me want to complete the shaper, mill, and other projects too. Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. I really like the background music. The glue impregnated the wood softening it and the weight caused it to dry perfectly straight.


Newsletter to keep you inspired with new projects and more product reviews. When the sprue is directly on the casting like this its called a “pop gate. You might also like these newsletters: Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Gingery is noted for using basic methods, seldom used today, in order to make it possible for a skilled hobbyist to build the machines in the book series, usually without the aid of power tools or other expensive instruments.

I kept extending the boring bit by miniscule amounts until the bearing slid in with a bit of friction.

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. Watched all of the vids. Davve are yingery no risers? Here is the bed scraped and ready for the ways. Warning, there is a big risk of boring the hole too large if you’re not careful!

This stage was finally reached after about 6 or 8 hours worth of scraping. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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It was a little extra work but it was very steady. That’s a nice clean hole. Please lathee your email to confirm. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.


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The Gingery books and, really, most DIY books from that era are: It is much easier to bore one side at a time then install the bearing for added support. He was also a devoted amateur musician primarily tenor banjo and vocalist performing the music of the Great American Songbook and classic country. 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.

This site was created Sept. Dave Gingery directs the reader to build an adjustable angle iron based assembly. Email required Address never made public. Here is the temporary apron that carries the headstock along the ways as it davf bored. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

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