Synopses & Reviews
Here in "Uncle" Dave Gingery's Shop Notebook you get not only project and ideas, but Uncle Dave's machine shop philosophy and how he has applied it to his work. You'll see how he developed simple solutions to seemingly complex problems, solutions that can teach those of us who are still learning valuable lessons.
Uncle Dave will show us how to develop low-cost alternatives to expensive tools. For example, Dave will tell you to forget about buying an expensive rotary table and that back brace you'll need to lift it. Here, you'll learn how to build a versatile miniature rotary table for very little money.
You'll learn how to build a simple tool rest for shaping and grinding tool bits, a sturdy work bendh with spacious drawers, a rack for storing round rod and a hat full of tips and tricks form drilling and reaming to mounting odd shaped work and building valuable fixtures.
Uncle Dave is retired now, but he still maintains a small shop in the corner of his garage in which he has built several engines lately. He will show you some of the problems he encountered building those engines and how he overcame them.