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These books are kind of neat. Meanwhile you have this dummy with a sledgehammer. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Even people not heavily involved in metal working such as amature telescope makers have found the ability to cast metals to me very useful. In any event people compare the lathes to Tiag and Sherline and then dump one the use of aluminum in the Gingery machines. This used to be the kitchen before my wife requested it be moved inside the house. Something like this, http: This post has been changed and the file moved to Post 14 http: Part of the equation also has to involve how much free time you have.

I haven’t got around to fixing it up yet. Ok – then try this one: I am not sure what you mean but I will take it as a compliment. Oh, that’s cool — you made Taper-Loc bushings! Start milling, drilling, or turning a factory made casting and then compare it with home foundry castings.

A big round of applause for Cutter. The reason for the long rant is to agree with all other posters that it is not worth the effort to make a little lathe these days. These photos are of the machine as I found it. Just off the top of my head I’m considering a honking great slab of gauge plate for the bed, attached to a steel or aluminium base which is then filled with epoxy concrete.


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David Gingery to remove the listed copyrighted material from my domain. Join Date Aug Posts 8, Round ways can work very well and have some advantages for home built construction. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Its not all that expensive, even having stuff cast in iron. It will probably be close enough late you learn machinist vocabulary if you don’t know it already.

If you are interested please let me know and I’ll send to you the URL address. In any event if you follow conversations with people involved in building Gingery type machines you will find that the bed design leave a lot to be desired.

Taking on a task like this would seem daunting after the gathering of parts and pieces for the first machine one would decide to build. Health Fitness International Subscriptions. The only one that wasn’t better value than what I could have build was a clapped out, thrashed l.c.masoh era Herbert?

It will be sold for the best bid. Thanks for supporting an Australian owned and operated business! He said in the article that in the final analysis, he thought it cost more to make his lathe than buy one. If the OP sees it as a challenge then I’d support that.

Probably just make them. Isn’t a lathe merely a pair of pivots or turns which the Frenchies call ‘turns’ or ‘tours’ But isn’t this a drill or a mill but rotated? Larhe will add quality and accuracy at low buildong cost and will decrease fatigue and motor power requirements.


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All good shops should have casting ability??? It is an interesting and useful skill to have but the castings are not good for every application. People had no problem buying those even though they lacked many features people take for granted in todays machine buildin. I can’t imagine why an article on your splendid lathe would not be of interest to readers of MEW. I have built my own lathe 4.

Not only does the guy post a ton of samll threads, thoughtfully participating in everyone else’s thread, doing the Moderator job, but he also fiddles behind the scenes on little projects like this to enhance the threads. A home shop foundry geared to aluminum can be very useful for many castings that the hobbyist needs. Despite it’s stylised appearance, which I am quite pleased with, it makes no sacrifices to achieve this versatility and is as rigid as a similar size lathe.

Some people shouldn’t be allowed to buy equipment like that. However, look l.c.mson at all the bits and pieces that go buildnig building one.

Please take it as a compliment Alan, that’s exactly how it was intended. I don’t have a foundry set-up yet so, I’ve been looking at alternative designs. I built this small cnc lathe for the challenge and fun of it.