[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 lathe is the first machine built since it can be used to help build itself. I got this tip from Metalworking Gearheads He has good tips on scraping also.

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The solution was to melt just enough metal to fill the mold and no more previously I was melting enough extra metal to pour some ingots also and thankfully that worked. I did the scraping with a cheap dollar store chisel. Learn how your comment data is processed.

I’m glad I didn’t buy their worst carbon steel set Dqve weighs about 4 pounds. He was also a devoted amateur musician primarily tenor banjo and vocalist performing the music of the Great American Songbook and classic country. Y es I too am building a metal working shop from scrap using the books written by Davr.


I just dropped by to push the name of MyFordBoy. When the sprue is directly on the casting like this its called a “pop gate. This site was created Sept.

Also, I went to college and stuff. I actually used a wood plane to bring the surface down to an initial shiny flat surface.

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Report comment Reply Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. This let me test a prototype headstock design for a wood turning lathe I’d like to design and build.

Great casting and video technique! It is much easier to bore one side adve a time then install the bearing for added support.

Here lateh the bearings. And I didn’t build Gingery’s adjustment gauge nor did I ever measure the bore. It is like a right of passage to make one of those and gingerh the end you have both a lathe and a manly beard, a ginger coloured one at that. Then green sand castings are used to make a metal lathe. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The old man rocks.

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Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools.

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Our editors will review your materials and follow up with you via email as soon as possible. The headstock Go to part; 1 — 2 — 3 — dvae — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8 Homepage www. Here is the bed scraped and ready for the ways. I welded this thing together but you can probably cut out gintery “T” shape and bend the front piece downward to get the configuration shown.


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August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Heck, the least I could do is build the lathe. Check his site lafhe if you haven’t already! 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.