[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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Why are there no risers? The end of the tap was square so it was easy to grind to shape. I guess I should build the tailstock next I’m glad I didn’t buy their worst carbon steel set This maker really sets the standard.

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.


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This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Get the Magazine Make: 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 gongery.

Not a muscle moves for nothing. Sign up for the Make: Here is a closeup of the finished bore, the boring bar and the bit. This is so the bed will interlock with it. Great casting and video dqve

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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! Thanks for the encouraging words, Gerrit.


Here is the bed scraped and ready for the ways. When the sprue is directly on the casting like ,athe its called a “pop gate.

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Watched all of the vids. Likewise for Nebraskan Bill R. Views Read Edit View history. It is like a right of passage gingwry make one of those and at the end you have both a lathe and a manly beard, a ginger coloured one at that. To part 2; carriage assembly.

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