[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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I got this tip from Metalworking Gearheads He has good tips on scraping also.

Dave Gingery directs the reader to build an adjustable angle iron based assembly. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. I simply kept boring the hole larger and larger ’til it looked close to the bearing size then I tried to slide the bearing in.

Education How making is transforming learning. If you know of a good Gingery lathe build I may have missed, please take a minute and drop me a link in the comments! The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.

The series of books start out with the charcoal foundry. 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. Okay enough talk, let’s bore this bad mutha Here you can see the headstock just after I finished boring it.


I actually used a wood plane to bring the surface down to an initial shiny flat surface. I am descended from 5, generations of tool-using primates. As mentioned, the production is well detailed.

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Newsletter Stay inspired, keep making. Thanks for the encouraging words, Gerrit. Check out part 6; the tailstock! Lionel Oliver II, on the other hand, whose amateur sandcrabbing dzve 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.

My Homemade Metal Lathe Project

I decided to take a little extra time and cast a solid layhe headstock which has slides and ways clamps to connect to the ways. I did the scraping with a cheap dollar store chisel.

I really love projects like this! It was a little extra work but it was very steady. I welded this thing together but you can probably cut out a “T” shape and bend the front piece downward gingerg get the configuration shown. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

Building my Gingery style lathe

Heck, the least I could do is build the lathe. I watched all his videos many times. Report comment Reply Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.


Y es I too am building a metal working shop from scrap using the books written by Mr. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

This stage was finally reached after about 6 or 8 hours worth of scraping. I can remember our casting course in the higher technical college where gingerry had to use them so that no air is trapped within the mold. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In addition to the Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap series, Dave Gingery and his son Vincent have published a large number of booklets on shop practices, engine construction and mechanical miscellanea.

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I didn’t have any lathe tool material to grind my boring bar from as the book recommends so instead I used a piece of hardened steel off bingery thread cutting tap. Newsletter to keep you inspired with new projects and more product reviews. I think they a little different from What D.