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    Just got the new Lindsay Books catalog in the mail and there is a note inside announcing that Dave Gingery died this past May, at age 71. I guess that he had some heart trouble for the last 6 months or so.

    His books are a great read--they are what got me interested in metalworking. Even though he wrote many books, I would bet that lots of good information and experience has been lost with his passing. He will be missed--thanks--Mike.

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    I agree. I've sure enjoyed the Gingery stuff I've read. Probably his most beneficial contribution has been to instill a 'can do' attitude and spirit of adventure amongst those of us trying to make stuff low budget.

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    • #3
      Amen. May God be with him. His books inspired much of my DIY interest, and got me hooked on metalcasting. His son, Vince has written some great books too.

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        YES HE HAD SOME GREAT BOOKS
        <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mikem:
        Just got the new Lindsay Books catalog in the mail and there is a note inside announcing that Dave Gingery died this past May, at age 71. I guess that he had some heart trouble for the last 6 months or so.

        His books are a great read--they are what got me interested in metalworking. Even though he wrote many books, I would bet that lots of good information and experience has been lost with his passing. He will be missed--thanks--Mike.
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        • #5
          That is very sad news. Dave Gingery was not only a brilliant man, but a man who knew what it was like to not be able to afford the tools needed to do a job. And he overcame that.

          He championed a "Can Do" attitude better than any one I can think of.

          I don't know much about the man but I expect that he treated people well, and without regard to their wealth or status in life. I respect that about him and I wish his decendents the very best. They should be VERY proud of the man. I expect his success late in life built a decent estate for them and it was so well deserved and better deserved than any I know of.

          I am mad at him for cheating me out of the chance to meet him.

          Nobody leaves this world without pissing someone off.

          Godspeed (whatever that means.)

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