Uncle Dave Gingery's Shop Notebook

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has or wants a home shop. The book begins with an excellent discussion on Dave Gingery's unique take on home shop work that led him to develop his famous 7 volume Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scratch series. The book contains a number of projects with full plans and perhaps more importantly it explains the thinking behind the design and machining processes involved. Among the projects in this book I have built several including the workbench design, stock rack and mini rotary table . The book also contains other projects I have not yet had the chance to build such as the grinder tool holding port, some homemade low cost lathe tooling as well as custom parts for an engine. The book is written in a clear and entertaining manner with lots of well drawn drawings and plans.