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Build your own workshop from scratch – Gingery workshop

The Gingery book set contains instructions on how to build your own workshop tools, from lathes to coil winding. The authors site can be found here.

Basically these books start from nothing. You build your own cast iron foundry and then cast your own rudimentary lathe which you use to make a shaper then using these tools you make a mill and so on until you have a complete workshop. My only complaint about them is the quality of the printing and binding for the price.

The complete set;
Gingery 1 The Charcoal Foundry.
Gingery 2 The Metal Lathe.
Gingery 3 The Metal Shaper.
Gingery 4 The Milling Machine.
Gingery 5 The Drill Press.
Gingery 6 The Dividing head & Deluxe Accessories.
Gingery 7 The Sheet Metal Brake.
Buy the Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap : Series Set here. They are expensive but the information is worth it and will be invaluable in a survival situation never mind the savings you will make from building your own workshop.

In addition the following are also available;
Uncle Dave Gingery’s Shop Note Book 1: Simple, Useful and Fun Projects and Ideas
Building A Gas Fired Crucible Furnace
Lil Bertha: Compact Electric Furnace
Making Crucibles
Working Sheet Metal
The Secrets of Building a Plastic Injection Molding Machine
The Secrets of Building a Plastic Vacuum Forming Machine
Build a Power Hacksaw With Vise
How to Build a Slip Roll Machine
Designing and Building a Horizontal/Vertical Metal Cutting Bandsaw
How to Build a Pipe Bending Machine

Other Projects;
How I Pour Babbitt Bearings
Build a Two Cylinder Stirling Engine
Building the Tesla Turbine
Building the Atkinson ” cycle ” engine (The Gingery engine series)
Building the Haynes hot air engine
The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still.
How to Design and Build Centrifugal Fans for the Home Shop
How to Build a Magneto Magnetizer