What were some of your projects?

Hi,
I'm just getting started with my Gingery charcoal foundry. I'm
going to try his lathe. I was just wondering what others have made.
I've tried a small clip for the visor in my truck and a couple of
jewelry items ( want that redhead's approval!)
thanks,
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension.
We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy.

- Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
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Anvil paperweights
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Gary Brady Austin, TX
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Gary Brady
On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 02:52:17 GMT, Dies Deambulo vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
I straightened a paper clip once. My next project is a bulldozer from the wrist pins outward.
If you are serious, are you serious? Aren't you running a little before you walk?
- Rod White
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Old Nick
Well, I've worked lathes and mills and other equipment for several years. I made the foundry without much trouble. I've obtained the foundry sand and other supplies. The lathe is the next book in the series.
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I'd say this is actually the walking part.
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension. We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy. - Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
Looks great. Very clever idea.
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension. We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy. - Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
Building a Gingery lathe is a real experience ... but if I were starting fresh again, I would do things a bit out of order. The plan says to pour the lathe bed very early in the process. This, of course, is so that you have somewhere to build up the lathe, however we found that the bed was the most difficult piece to cast. It also needs a large flask, long and fairly narrow. So, I would recommend casting some of the cross-slide before the bed, so that you get more experience pouring Al. (Regarding the bed, we found that a riser was needed at both ends of the bed, and be sure to get the melt a little superheated before you pour (pour hot and fast) ). There are several lathe builders here, so ask away if you have any questions.
Dave
- Rod White
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Dave Keith
I'm going to have to agree with Dave's post wholeheartedly. I've never tried the Gingery lathe,but I did pour a whole bunch of crummy looking anvils before I learned how to pour a complex shape. Learning how to cast metal is a lot harder than building the furnace.
Good idea to start small and simple and work up. Gary Brady Austin, TX
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Gary Brady
Great information! I've got a fairly good supply of scrap so I'll certainly take the advice of stepping up slowly! Good to know other are there for advice.
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension. We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy. - Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 11:37:33 GMT, Dies Deambulo vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
Sorry. If you reread you first post you may understand why I misunderstood you. You are talking about casting/forging.
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Old Nick
Not a prob. I try not to take it too seriously. (sniff, sniff...)
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension. We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy. - Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
I've made messes, mostly. Just ask my wife. But here are a few things that might interest you:
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'If you're standing in a puddle, don't touch anything that hums' From the Red Green show
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Ron Thompson
Thanks for the links. BTW, is it still called the Kennedy Space Center? For some reason I thought it had been changed back.
Robert
If time is the 4th dimension, then money is the 5th dimension. We are always concerned about dollars per hour for the space we occupy. - Rod White
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Dies Deambulo
On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 23:39:40 -0600, Ron Thompson vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
I think we need to talk to the kids about this....
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Old Nick
The Air Force base name has been changed back. It is again Cape Canaveral instead of Cape Kennedy, but the Space Center is still the Kennedy Space Center.
Gary
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