Bruce Metzger's homemade Gingery Miller
Photos and captions Copyright © by Bruce Metzger

Bruce had e-mailed me two pictures of his homemade Gingery style milling machine and I could hardly contain myself... I had to see more! I asked if he'd be willing to let me build a page for his miller because I knew you guys would want to see it also! Am I right?? :-) This machine looks fantastic! Thanks for the pics Bruce.

Bruce says;
"The photo's are of a milling machine built following Dave Gingery's book using castings produced with a charcoal furnace from his foundry book. The patterns were mainly built from pine or plywood. Many of them are for the miller but I have designed many of my own projects. I can't give Dave Gingery enough praise, his designs are fantastic. If you want a miller - build his design - it is great. I have wondered just how many of his machines have been built. If you have built any of them I would like to hear from you and see pictures of them. My next project is his shaper. Feel free to email me if you have any questions."
--Bruce Metzger

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Gingery miller set up with a 10 inch face plate for facing large work and the universal compound tool and base. Casting is for a 4" x 6" vice.

Vice casting mounting on cross slide to fly cut the side.

Spindle nose on Gingery miller.

End mill mounted in spindle.

The almost completed vice except for the vice screw.

Top view of the milling machine's transmission. Speed ranges from 43 rpm to 2430 rpm.

A few of the more interesting patterns for things I have cast. Many of them are from the millers parts. The vice body and jaw are also shown.

Castings and wood patterns for the Gingery 4-jaw chuck.

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