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Member postings for ROY MELLING

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20/07/2019 11:48:34

Hi Everyone.Thank you all for your kind welcome messages and your first class advice.We made it back with the lathe and I also got a lot of extras, cutters, boring tools,drill bit sets a DTI gauge and lots more as well.My wife will be going into hospital soon,its not serious but it will take quite some time before she can get out and about again so It will take me a while longer to get everything just as i want it but it will be worth the effort and the time and should improve my health as well.

I like to read and watch instructional DVDs on my interests, Can anyone suggest any for beginners, always the best place to start, and where I can get hold of them any suggestions would be appreciated. Are there are any members who are local to the Wigan area? please drop me a line.

Kind Regards....Roy

16/07/2019 10:58:33

Hi All. Just bought my first lathe a Clarke cl500m with many additional bits from a lovely elderly gent but one thing is missing that's the stand.I have seen one on here don't know if its still available I can only find out when I have made several posts I will try and find one in between.I am picking it up from Carlisle on Thursday its about 120mile from me in Wigan and thought this website would be a good place to start and find out all there is to owning and using one of these machines.

I have a mechanical background served my time as a Motor mechanic 1974 to 1979 then joined the Ambulance service for 25yrs before retiring a few years ago. I have a converted garage in my garden as a workshop and 2 sheds all full so will be doing a clear out in the coming weeks got lots of new shelving this week to put up and hope to start that next Monday.

I am a lifelong engine nut and like to restore small engines Briggs,Suffolk etc I have 10 now and counting (I also have a very understanding wife lol) I also have a restored Lister D stationary engine and a Lister LR1 running & ready for restoring.The lathe and milling machine will i am sure be a big help with this I am looking forward to learning the basics first as its a long time ago since I last had my hand on a lathe. And hopefully find some local to me members as well.

Kind Regards......Roy

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