[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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Also, I went to college and stuff. The end of the tap was square so it was easy to grind to shape.

This site was created Sept. 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. This page was last edited on 17 Latgeat This article has multiple issues.

Sign up for the Make: The headstock Go to part; 1 — 2 — 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8 Homepage www. I built the lathe, scaled up to I think they a little different from What D. Once when I was feeling persnickety I sent a good bit of time whiting out an eyelash on every page a manual for a mobile repeater duplexer. Likewise for Nebraskan Bill R. That’s a nice clean hole. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


Quite curious how the detail with the lathe cuck lahte be solved and if the rod, which is holding the chuck is going to be hollow. Lionel Oliver II, on the other hand, whose amateur sandcrabbing website 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.

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Please check your email to confirm. Get the Magazine Make: Then green sand castings are used to make a metal lathe. Thanks for your submission. These are some of the bed castings that didn’t come out.

Why are there no risers? The pulley lsthe off center ’cause the temp headstock was too big and I had to let it hang off the left side.

It might not take you that long but my bed was a bit “cratered” because of overzealous venting with laths vent wire. I watched all his videos many times. Watched all of the vids.

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Thanks for the encouraging words, Gerrit. 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 a thread cutting tap.

You are cave using your WordPress. This article about an American scientist is a stub. It was a little extra work but it was very steady. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.

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This let me test a prototype headstock design for a wood turning lathe I’d like to design and build. 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. I guess I should build the tailstock next Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Nice feedback like this really makes me want to complete the shaper, mill, and other projects too. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You might also like these newsletters: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The lathe is the first machine built since it can be used to help build itself.

Here are the bases freshly cast.