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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Email required Address never made public. The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools.

Chips of harder metals will chew it up, and worse, they’ll embed in it and abrade your steel ways. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.


The dominant themes of the series are recycling, using inexpensive and free materials, and bootstrapping the shop’s capabilities. Please help improve it gignery discuss these issues on the talk page.

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It works as advertised and turns on the faceplate and centers quite nicely. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon — aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.

Here’s my quick take on a Gingery-inspired lathe. They have a bunch of books on a bunch of subjects, you should check them out if you have never been to their website. Lionel Oliver II, on the other hand, whose amateur sandcrabbing website Backyard Metal Casting ginery 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.

The Gingery Lathe A long, long time ago, in a city far, far away Maybe I should change the tone of this page. Please check your email.

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Newsletter Stay inspired, keep making. Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visible…. I built the lathe, scaled up to Personally, I would redesign the entire machine using the Gingery drawings as inspiration and guidance, rather than trying to base your design entirely off of them. Perhaps it’s the bit or the limited rigidity lzthe the lathe.

The problem I have with it, other than the fact that real surface plates are readily available, is that plate glass isn’t stiff enough to maintain accuracy.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. I really love projects like this! Nice latge like this really makes me want to complete the shaper, mill, and other projects too. Took a beer break from casting and decided to check-in. I just dropped by to push the name of MyFordBoy.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. I need to stop, or you will think that Lionel is paying me to advertise his book. I built mine because I had just quit work as a machinist due to my health, after 2 years I needed a fix on making metal chips, that’s when I came across this web site and seen Lionel’s lathe. That will translate into lack of accuracy more accurately, lack of repeatable precision on heavier cuts, as well as chatter and squawk.

There’s a reason cast iron is used for machine tools: I made me a Gingery lathe, it’s almost been 10 years now since starting it, I have it in working condition, but I have yet to completely finish it, I got a real latheI haven’t finished the tail stock yet. I have had mine for a few years now and it still serves me well.