A progressive series of projects in seven volumes. Beginning with a simple charcoal fired foundry you produce the castings for building the machine tools to equip your shop. Initially the castings are finished by simple hand methods, but it isn't long before the developing machines are doing much of the work to produce their own parts. It does not take long to learn the simple craft of pattern-making and sand molding. Each phase of the projects increase your knowledge and skill. There is no need to look for outside help. You can do it all in your own shop. No complicated math.....no exotic equipment required.....no large cash outlay. Lots of work to be sure, and some of it can be downright tedious, but the reward will be a practical small scale machine shop that you might never give yourself permission to buy, assuming you could afford it. And there is also the pride in knowing you've done it all yourself.
This is a great series of books. If you follow the books in order not only do you build an entire machine shop you learn how to use it at the same time. If you have a place or workshop where you can do some serious work this book series is amazing, sadly apartment dwellers...
I think this is going to be perfect for what I need! Good packaging, fast shipping!I Would recommend this seller! This is a great series, very happy with this purchase!
I love it!
Legit set from the author full of good info for those who wanna set up a small shop.
Useful and well written
I bought this for a friend who is a McGyver type of guy who will use the information to build a metal working shop in Uganda for missions. He researched carefully and decided these books are the best! They were exactly as described.
Here's to Dave
Gingery books are treasures for those that enjoy building, or wish they could build all kinds of wonderful and useful items for your home workshop. If you can read, and persevere you can follow the directions in Dave Gingery's books and build things that will amaze you....
Gingery's Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap: Series Set (Paperback)
A wealth of knowledge equaling a practical machine tool lab course and the tools to learn on - & keep - in the bargain!
Lots of hard to come by information.
One of the Pillars of Invention and Mad Science
These books are a must for the home inventor, tinkerer, and Mr. Fixit. Take a few bags of empty pop cans and some charcoal and you have a fairly decent machine shop. It isn't a big pro shop but it isn't a toy you end up with either. Appropriate technology to get the job...