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Last updated: 30 Nov 2016

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These are links to other peoples projects, foundries, and metal shops.

CNC

Gingery Projects

Home Foundry

  • Backyard metalcasting:  Top site - plenty of info for beginners and a range of booklets to get you started.
  • C McKeown's home foundry:  Nice step by step stuff, particularly good write up and pictures on follower boards, and pictures of very neat castings including a tangential fan (my favourite).
  • Chipmakers metalworld:  Large site, lots of info on casting and metalworking in general.
  • Chris Boyers pages:  Home machine shop and foundry stuff, nice homemade electric furnace and some Gingery projects cookin' in the pot.
  • Condor metalworks:  Info on casting crucibles
  • Denis Leconte furnace:  Another Gingery inspired furnace, some great pictures and good use of freely available domestic items
  • John Bump's home foundry:  Step by step description of the casting process including the furnace and accessories
  • Lost and Foundry:  Aluminium and brass casting guide.
  • Making green sand:  A recipe and description of green sand using the bentonite clay in freely available "cat litter"
  • Monster burner page:  Probably the most popular page out there on the web for propane fired burners.
  • OUPower:  Plenty of pictures on the step by step process of making up a home foundry.
  • Ray-Vin shop and foundry pages:  Nice pages, information on lost foam casting.
  • Ron Reils pages:  Lots of info on burners for both casting and forging - this is a MUST SEE page of high importance amongst hobby casters
  • Rupert Wenigs foundry:  Instigator of the Monster Burner, based on Ron Reils format. Pics of Ruperts foundry and equipment.
  • Spare time labs:  Kustaa Nyholm's pages - some great stuff on casting iron.
  • Tatara furnace:  See videos of Japanese students making their own steel from raw materials. Big downloads, but very interesting.
  • The propane foundry:  Adrian Hodgson has been running a nicely made propane powered furnace for the last three years, currently being used for making aluminium and brass ingots. Some handy supply links for UK based casters too.
  • The shed:  Terry Browns foundry and machine shop.
  • Vikki Ford pages:  Home casting, toolmaking, mini lathe mods.

Home Machine Shop

  • Chipmakers metalworld:  Large site, lots of info on casting and metalworking in general.
  • Chris Boyers pages:  Home machine shop and foundry stuff, nice homemade electric furnace and some Gingery projects cookin' in the pot.
  • David P. Anderson
  • Graham Howe's pages:  Lots of goodies on here, models both steam and IC, a large stack of workshop tool projects followed by hints and tips. May even try out the one for servicing the Myford bed…
  • Guy Lautard:  Guy Lautard site, books plans and accessories for Home Machinists.
  • Rupert Wenigs pages:  Instigator of the Monster Burner, based on Ron Reils format. Pics of Ruperts foundry and equipment.
  • The shed:  Terry Browns foundry and machine shop.
  • Vikki Ford pages:  Home casting, toolmaking, mini lathe mods.

Jet Engines

Machine Tools

MICE

  • Building a Seal 15cc IC engine:  Collaborative effort under the Craftmanship museum banner to build a Westbury Seal.  Well worth a look.
  • CDI system:  CDI system for miniature engines, even has a PIC microprocessor in it.
  • EVIC:  Electronic Valve Internal Combustion engine. Instead of camshafts, this small engine uses solenoids to open and close the inlet and exhaust valves.
  • George Luhrs miniature model engines:  Beautifully crafted engines, these are extremely small!
  • Hodgson Nine:  Brilliantly made example of a 9 cylinder radial aero engine. Lots of attention to detail, and some great tips in there such as how to cast plastic using Alumilite.
  • Kens Model Engines:  A "must see" site - single cylinder engines, twins, fours and even a V8. Lots of pictures and videos to download.
  • Pierre Scerri site:  This has to be the ultimate MICE project - a 1/3 scale racing Ferrari, don't forget the video interview too…
  • Rons Model Engines:  Nice range of model petrol engines, all made to a very high standard.
  • Tryggve's site:  Model engines from single cylinder up to V8, plenty of pics and some videos too.

Other

  • DMD Australia:  Casting a block for an Austin Healey 3000 in aluminium. Beautifully made patterns.

Plans

Tools

These pages are maintained by Duncan Munro.  All content on this site is Copyright ©2002-2017 Duncan Amplification.
Warning: These pages consist of images and descriptions of equipment which can reach high temperatures creating hazardous and potentially dangerous situations.  These pages should not be taken as a step by step guide on how to construct any items or carry out any particular procedure, nor should any references to safety contained herein be taken to guarantee safety in all situations.