Truely homemade lathe

the kidd

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Yes isn't that Gingery great? I was investigating Gingery prior to buying Hightower.
 

DaveK

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Great as a project/novelty item. For an every day use lathe, I think the time would be better spent refurbishing an old cast iron bench top.

Speaking as one who has built a Gingery lathe and refurbished an old cast iron benchtop I agree. The Gingery took me several years to build. With the cold-rolled steel square ways it is not that smooth a lathe. I suppose if one did a great job at scraping the ways flat/parallel it would be better.

Here's mine :

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=18007

Dave
 
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