[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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American inventors American technology writers births deaths 20th-century inventors American scientist stubs. The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools. I actually used a wood plane to bring the surface down to an initial shiny flat surface. 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: Just watching his experienced hands is a show in itself. I just dropped by to push the name of MyFordBoy. Check out part 6; the tailstock! Retrieved from ” https: Please check your email to confirm. This article has multiple issues. Here are the bases freshly cast. I got this tip from Metalworking Gearheads He has good tips on scraping also.

To part 2; laathe assembly. I decided to take a little extra time and cast a solid temporary headstock which has slides and ways clamps to connect to the ways. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. I corresponded with Dave back when the books first came out.


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The old man rocks. I dzve the scraping with a cheap dollar store chisel. Heck, the least I could do is build the lathe.

I welded this thing together but you can probably cut out a “T” shape and bend the front piece downward to get the configuration shown. He told the story of practicing yodelling out in the middle of a field at his farm, before finally realizing he couldn’t do it as well as he wanted.

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The headstock Go to part; 1 — 2 — 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8 Homepage www. Learn lqthe and when to remove these template messages. I watched all his videos many times. This stage was finally reached after about 6 or 8 hours worth of scraping.

Rather then drilling and tapping holes in the front of the headstock to attach the temporary apron I simply drilled it’s holes to fit the screw locations of the front ways clamp.

I didn’t have any lathe tool material to llathe my boring bar from as the book recommends so instead I used a piece of hardened steel off a thread cutting tap.

Got these from Mcmaster. Great casting and video technique! He was also a devoted amateur musician primarily tenor banjo daave vocalist performing the music of the Great American Songbook and classic country. Newsletter Stay inspired, keep making. Barry also built the Gingery metal shaper from book 3 of the series.

Thanks for your submission. You will also be receiving the weekly Make: Okay enough talk, let’s dage this bad mutha The series of books start out with davw charcoal foundry. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. I’m glad I didn’t buy their worst lwthe steel set Here you can see the headstock just after I finished boring it.


Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. All but the most recent prints of the series still looked like photocopies of typewritten documents with photos glued on. This is so the bed will interlock with it. Our editors will review your materials and follow up with you via email as soon as possible.

The pulley is off center ’cause the temp headstock was too big and I had to let it hang off the left side.

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That’s a nice clean hole. Does anybody know the name of the song? This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Notify me of new comments via email.

So to get a straight pattern I took some wood wall paneling material, sanded the smooth surface to rough it up then smeared a generous amount of glue on them. You can help Wikipedia rave expanding it. Thanks for signing up. I figured, “hey I already have a foundry why not build some really nifty machines? The glue impregnated the wood softening it and the weight caused it to dry perfectly straight.