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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All but the most recent prints of the series still looked like photocopies of typewritten documents with photos glued on. If you use aluminum, you’ll end up with a lack of rigidity either bulk deflection, vibrational, or both compared with, say, cast iron parts.
Preloaded ball bearing sets would also be okay if they were beefy enough. As I see it “aluminum” is the main problem with the Gingery Lathe as well as most of the Gingery machines. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon — aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts. But unless you’re using the lathe for production, you shouldn’t have to for decades.
Gingery Lathe Re-hashed Hi all, As summer approaches I’ll have a lot more time on my hands and I’ve been wanting a lathe for a long time.
You can find them at www. Notify me of new posts via email. Make sure the bed and ways mate correctly before bolting. If you use bolts or screws, use multiple rows instead of one row down the center, and use graded hardware tightened to its max torque spec.
So far, I have a bed, headstock, and one bearing cap, and I haven’t done any real engineering on it–this is just off the cuff.
So, I looked to the backyard guru of machine makeing Gingery. If you oathe of a good Gingery lathe build I may have missed, please take a minute and drop me a link in the comments! Welcome to the Make: The object is to make them like one piece of material. I can remember our casting course in the higher technical college gjngery we had to use them so that no air is trapped within the mold.
My question is, what are the specific issues with the Gingery lathe ginbery how could we fix those issues? All times are GMT. It is like a right of passage to make one gijgery those and at laths end you have both a lathe and a manly beard, a ginger coloured one at that. You suggest Babbit bearings, sounds good to me. Education How making is transforming learning. So one day I decided I was going to build the Gingery lathe and learn what all this machining business was about.
The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable lahe melting silicon – aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts. Fine sand from the bottom of a Virginia trout stream mixed with bentonite clay for a binder was my molding sand.
Off the top of my head: Make sure the bed and ways mate correctly before bolting. If you can borrow some machine tools to use in the construction, that amount of time will go way down. My problem has been my sloppy manufacturing and slipping drive belts and pulleys. That will translate into lack of accuracy more accurately, lack of repeatable precision on heavier cuts, as well as chatter and squawk.
David J. Gingery
Once when I was feeling persnickety I sent a good bit of time gignery out an eyelash on every page a manual for a latue repeater duplexer. An Engineer’s job is not done when he can’t add anything else, but when he can no longer take anything away. Then green sand castings are used to make a metal lathe. Here I found a guy that was casting metal and building a home made lathe.
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I have so much time in making the patterns, then once you cast the parts you need to finish them, which when doing by hand takes many many hours. Get the Magazine Make: Newsletter Stay inspired, keep making.
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I hope you enjoy it but most of all, I hope that it encourages you to try to lateh one for yourself. Beefing it up, even if you don’t scale it up it’s tiny by most standards will require a larger crucible and heavier castings, but you’ll get gingerj more rigid tool in exchange. The disadvantage is higher friction and a lower lifespan, but for the first—just get a slightly bigger motor. This maker really sets the standard. To me, this was one of the great learning experiences of a lifetime.
You can gingeru Wikipedia by expanding it. Not a muscle moves for nothing. If you can borrow some machine tools to use in the construction, that amount of time will go way down.
With white iron ways, the only things you have to watch out for are ceramic particles and maybe some of the harder tool steels. I gingsry able to cut steel on mine and I was lucky when scraping the cross slide and carriage slide that it was with in 3 thousands of an inch over 6 inches, most of that taper could have just been from the piece of steel I gkngery turning pushing away because I had no tail stock to hold the end in a solid position.
It does have its plusses. Which gets to my main point I can remember our casting course in the higher technical college where we had to use them so that no air is trapped within the mold.
Took a beer break from casting and decided to check-in. The disadvantage is higher friction and a lower lifespan, but for the first–just get a slightly bigger motor.