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La fonderie de Yan / Yan's foundry

Fabriquer le tour a metal Gingery - MENU PRINCIPAL
Building the Gingery metal lathe - MAIN MENU

This is my experience building the Gingery lathe. This seems fun and educative.
I have not tried any casting project of this envergure, so I learn a lot as I go.
After doing some parts, I realize it is a fairly small lathe. But it'll do!

Here are some of the many patterns I build for the lathe. The round ones are handles.
You can see the 3" cold rolled, the clamps cold rolled and the all-thread for the lead screws.



MAKING PATTERNS
Here I make the patterns for the lathe. A learning experience!

COUNTER SHAFT
Here is the counter shaft assembly. Only missing the pulleys and belts.

SOME HARDWARE
Here is the inventory of parts needed and a review of costs vs gains.

BUILDING FLASKS
Here is the 8 x 8 x 6 flask I made for small parts with recycled wood.

LATHE CASTINGS
Here are some pictures of the castings I made for the lathe.


If you want to have a clear idea of what it would look like, check the lathe at this site:
http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/lathe1.html
and this site: http://tjanstrom.com/lathe.html

The book used for building this lathe is named "The Metal Lathe" and is the #2 of the
"Build your own metal working shop from scrap" serie written by David J. Gingery.
http://www.lindsaybks.com/dgjp/djgbk/series/index.html


More to come, in the meanwhile, stay tuned to the metal casting forums of the hour:
Liquid Metal Speaks! at http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/
and Metal Talk at http://foundry.psibersport.com/forum/