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Good Online Suppliers

Gingery Machines

Lindsay’s Technical Books You do know about this RIGHT ? 
Bill's Home Built Gingery Lathe
Homebuilt Metal Cutting Lathe The silent observer lathe projects
Bruce Metzger's homemade Gingery Miller
Matt's Lathe
David Doman's projects
John.Schwytzer Home Page Lathe, Shaper, Miller, Drill pres - & accessories

Other Home Made Machines

Converted Drill Press to Mill Cross Slide Homemade cross slide
Building a Mill from a Drill Pres Conversion information

Sand Fluffers

http://pacificsun.ca/~andre/andre1/visit1.htm Fluffer and power rammer

Metal Casting

Backyard Metalcasting aka The Lab A Must see !
The Gizmologist's Lair Research on Things You Shouldn't Try At Home
Ray-Vin Foundry Pages MUCH info here - lost foam, hotwire, sand
Home Foundry Foundry + projects
Oldfs Experiments Mini Muller project, Hot Wire
Waste Oil Burner Project & Links Alternative to propane burners
Cheap and Easy Sand Muller 5 gallon bucket, 1/2 hp motor and some wood scraps  !!!!
Charcoal Making charcoal the oildrum way
Nice slide show about sand casting
A home made Die casting machine
Duncans Metal Pages Foundry, Lathe, Lots o Links, Great Projects
Heat treating Aluminun Castings

Online Resources Mostly PDF

Modern Machine Shop Practice Vol. 1 Workshop Appliances
Modern Machine Shop Practice Vol. 2 The Practical Metal-worker's Assistant
The Advanced Machinist, a practical and educational treatise Pattern-making
  Engineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-book
Lots of old stuff from South Bend, etc  

Power Hacksaw

Several Homemade Saws 4 saws & general info.

Hot Wire Foam Cutters

A really Nice Design Does include popups
Foamcutter from the bush This is a PDF link  !!
For those who have everything else ;)
HobbyCNC Parts, Kits, plans

Machining - Info & Hobby Sites

Mini Lathe Workshop LOTS of projects here
Alan's Machine Works 9x20 lathe, mods, accessories, foundry
Jacobs Drill Chuck Repair How to take them apart and fix them

Wood Working

American Woodworker Fine Homebuilding
Cabinetmaker Magazine Fine Woodworking
Journal of Light Construction CWB and W&WP
Modern Woodworking Popular Woodworking
Wood Digest WOOD Magazine
Woodshop News Woodsmith
Woodworker's Journal Workbench Magazine
Wood Digest

Online Discussion Groups

These are some groups I own, Co-Own, or help Moderate.

They are all open groups.  Anyone may join, everyone is encouraged to participate.  New members are moderated to prevent spam.  Moderators are there to keep things basically on track and keep out spam.  We do not control the topics or their content.  The occasional off topic posting will happen.  It lets us get to know each other a little better.   We do not allow spam, politics, religion or porn.  You can get that many other places.

Main group

Support groups

AA_109_Lathe_Users_Group AA109filesandphotos
castinghobby castinghobbypictures  castinghobbypictures2
  castinghobbypictures3  castinghobbypictures4
gingery_machines gingery_machines_1  gingery_machines_2
  gingery_machines_3  gingery_machines_4
  gingery_machines_5  gingery_machines_6
Model_Cannons model_cannons_files_pix
mylittlemachineshop MyLittleMachineShop_Plans  MyLittleMachineShop_Plans_2
  MyLittleMachineShop_Plans_3  MyLittleMachineShopBSOT_Group
Prints_and_Plans Prints_and_Plans_2  Prints_and_Plans_3
  Prints_and_Plans_4  Prints_and_plans_5

Other groups may be of interest

casting  -  Mostly RTV, plaster and spin erdocuments - Shopsmith 10E/ER documents
mwhints Shopsmith10ERusers - Where the action is
mwhints2 SSusers
hobbymachine Vacuum_forming_Injection_molding
mlathemods shopbuilttools
mwmills plansandblueprints
mwlatheideas creativewoodturners
hobbicast Hobbicast_coffee_lounge  -  Off topic Hobbicast group


Budget Casting Supply Prices INCLUDE shipping  !!!
McMaster-Carr Lots of metal working stuff.
Purity Alloys Info on Zinc and ZAMAK alloys + Ingots

General Information

General Metal Info Some interesting reading on all kinds of metal  PDF document
Technical Papers From BCS several good articles
Everything you want to know about motors
Make your own charcoal

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