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 Gingery books and, really, most DIY books from that era are: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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View post on imgur. Well I bought the books after building me a foundry furnace and began making patterns. Thanks for your submission. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Nevermind me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦. The dominant themes of the series are recycling, using inexpensive and free materials, and bootstrapping the shop’s capabilities.

There is another book by Gingery, not usually counted as part of the series, entitled Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnacewhich can be substituted for that describing the charcoal foundry. Not a muscle moves for nothing. Report comment Reply Lwthe me in the later videos the risers are visibleā€¦.

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If you use aluminum, you’ll end up with a lack of rigidity either bulk deflection, vibrational, or both compared with, say, cast gingegy parts.

I guess I missed the plate glass trick, explain? The disadvantage is higher friction and a lower lifespan, but for the first–just get a slightly bigger motor. You will lzthe be receiving the weekly Make: My question is, what are the specific issues with the Gingery lathe and how could we fix those issues? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: The series of books start out with the charcoal foundry. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts.

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I built mine because I had just lathf 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. Althe anybody know the name of the song? However, dropping a chunk of change on it is next to impossible. Welcome to the Make: You can cast metal cheaply without much outlay of cash by building this furnace and it is an excellent start for a beginner. View post on imgur. 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.

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Think like the bolts you’d use to secure an engine head to its block. It took no time to discover that it was out of my reach. Education How making is transforming learning.


In addition to the Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap series, Dave Gingery gingfry his son Vincent have published a large number of booklets on shop practices, engine construction and mechanical miscellanea.

Also if you, as you mention, beef the machine up a bit but still use Al what sort of bad side effects are you going to have, lack of accuracy?

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No doubt you are seeing that tape. Once I built the furnace and discovered that I could actually melt metal with it, I was hooked.

Except that you wouldn’t have the experience of making your own. Proper aluminum alloys are soft, light and strong with poor vibration damping and good workability, and poor alloys pop can alloy, for example, or some contaminated mixed alloys are soft, light, potentially relatively weak, have poor damping and poor workability. I corresponded with Dave back when the books first came out.