Results 1 – 12 of 37 Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap (Complete 7 Book Series). Oct 10, by David J. Gingery and Vincent R. Gingery. Gingery Book Store features books written expecially for Inventors, Tinkerers, Machinists and Experimenters. Charcoal Foundry (Build Your Own Metal Working Shop from Scrap Book 1): 1 ( Build Your Own Metal Working Shop from Scrap Book 1). David J. Gingery.

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The dominant themes of the series are recycling, using inexpensive and free materials, and bootstrapping the shop’s capabilities. Some people are better with tools than others.

You will also be receiving the weekly Make: This article about an American scientist is a stub. Education How making is transforming learning. American inventors American technology writers births deaths 20th-century inventors American scientist stubs. As a result there is often too much discussion and too little cave work done. Actually, a whole list of apparent obstacles holds us back, but the lack of ready cash is the easiest obstacle to recognize and to discuss.

That lack of cash that presents itself as an obstacle is really only the medium of exchange for those items of material and equipment we think we need.

David J. Gingery

Please check your email to confirm. There is never a need to proceed foolishly in blind ignorance. His classic 6-book series, available for decades now through Lindsay Technical Books, begins with instruction about how to build a gingrey blast furnace and sand table so you can melt scrap metal and cast your own metal parts from wooden patterns.

The result is that we learn to do the impossible by the most improbable and impractical means, but the resulting success is rewarding beyond measure.


He told the story of practicing yodelling dsve in the middle of a field at his farm, before finally realizing he couldn’t do it as well as he wanted. The objections we raise usually seem so reasonable that much of what we might do never gets done.

He was also a devoted amateur musician primarily tenor banjo and vocalist performing the music of the Great American Songbook and classic country. The order is important, because each tool requires the use of the previous machines in its construction.

Some titles now available as eBooks! Gingery is noted for using basic methods, seldom used today, in order to make it possible for a skilled hobbyist to build the machines in the book series, usually without the aid of power tools or other expensive instruments.

All hail Dave Gingery

Dave, sadly, left us in There is another book by Gingery, not usually counted as part of the series, entitled Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnacewhich can be substituted for that describing the charcoal foundry. When someone asked me for a biographical sketch I was a bit confused and embarrassed so I answered lightly: This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Personally, I think there should be a formal day of remembrance among makers.