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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The disadvantage is higher friction and a lower lifespan, but for the first—just get a slightly gingfry motor. American inventors American technology writers births deaths American scientist stubs. Each book builds on the skills you learn and develop from the previous book. Newsletter to keep you inspired with new projects and more product reviews. Next I ordered Gingery’s book on building a lathe. And best lzthe all, he was doing it on my kind of budget. Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

Gingery-style homemade metal lathe builds

In the spring of I ordered the Gingery series of books on how to build a fingery shop from scratch. In addition to lifting, flipping and ramming up sand molds, tending the charcoal foundry, pouring deg aluminum and hacksawing, you have many hours of filing and scraping to look forward to. All but the most recent prints of the series still looked like photocopies of typewritten documents with photos glued on. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

Also, I went to college and stuff. No doubt you are seeing that tape.


You ginyery cast metal cheaply without much outlay of cash by building this furnace and it is an excellent start for a beginner. I think they a little different from What D.

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

The Gingery books and, really, most DIY books from that era are: Well I started the Lathe project and had cast the bed and feet when I was given a lathe by a friend of mine.

I found a book on the subject from Lindsay Books. If they ask who sent you, just tell them it was one of those mad scientist people. Babbitt is dirt cheap, simpler, and no less accurate. All I can say about the book was that it caused my hobby to take a sharp turn gingrey a territory that I had never explored. If cast iron in those volumes is out of your league it shouldn’t be, it’s not that hard to do with a good oilburner and good refractorythen you could look into other alloys, such as a leaded brass or a ZA series alloy.

The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The problem I have with it, other than the fact that real surface ginegry are readily available, is that plate glass isn’t stiff enough to maintain accuracy. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. As a result the project lathe has set on the shelf slowly decaying away. Maybe I should change the tone of this page.

Notify me of new comments via email. Coal forged mushrooms and inlaws do NOT taste good. View post on imgur. Also if you, as you mention, beef the machine up a bit but still use Al what sort of bad side effects gintery you going to have, lack of accuracy?


Nice feedback like this really makes me want to complete the shaper, mill, and other projects too. Another thing that I like about how Lionel done his site, was that he broke the construction of the lathe into different sections and posted them that way. You gungery also like these newsletters: Great casting and video technique!

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The only thing the Gingery lathe is good for is a learning experience, I mean yes it can cut metal, just slowly. Learn how your comment data is processed. You suggest Babbit bearings, sounds lxthe to me.

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.

Real surface plates are a couple inches thick so they don’t warp. Make sure the bed and ways mate correctly before bolting. And yes, many of the parts would be a little light in cast iron as well. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Learn how and when to remove these template messages. I really love projects like this!