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David Standing 130/10/2016 23:09:13
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Hi all

I have a limited background in engineering from many years ago, newly retired I am just setting up a home workshop and so far have a Boxford 280 Long bed lathe, a late Myford Super 7, a Warco WM18 mill, and a Centec 2 horizontal mill.

Looking forward to some tinkering...........

Chris Evans 631/10/2016 07:27:21
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Welcome along David, that is a nice selection of equipment to start off with. Enjoy it, retirement was the best career move I ever made.

Daniel31/10/2016 08:16:48
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Hello David

Welcome aboard and here's to many years tinkering . . . teeth 2

All the best

Daniel

David Standing 131/10/2016 12:08:04
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Thanks smiley

Only problem is there is so much kit crammed in my garage, I need to build another garage plus storage shed before I can sort it out and start using it! sad.

Neil Wyatt31/10/2016 12:27:43
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Welcome to the forum David.

Neil

Phil H131/10/2016 18:46:12
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David,

Crammed garage? I know that feeling. What worked for me..... a few trips to the tip (recycling centre) and the scrapyard.

What are you going to build - anything exciting?

Phil H

Neil Wyatt31/10/2016 19:00:41
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Posted by Phil Hale 1 on 31/10/2016 18:46:12:

Crammed garage? I know that feeling. What worked for me..... a few trips to the tip (recycling centre) and the scrapyard.

I seem to make more withdrawals than deposits...

Neil

David Standing 131/10/2016 19:50:19
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Posted by Phil Hale 1 on 31/10/2016 18:46:12:

David,

Crammed garage? I know that feeling. What worked for me..... a few trips to the tip (recycling centre) and the scrapyard.

What are you going to build - anything exciting?

Phil H

Phil

I completed building my bench this evening, I can cram that with junk too now!

I am in the process of rebuilding some 1950/60's British steel framed racing (push)bikes, plus I do a bit of amateur gunsmithing, so will be threading barrels and things like that. smiley

David

David Standing 131/10/2016 19:50:59
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 31/10/2016 12:27:43:

Welcome to the forum David.

Neil

Thanks! smiley

Mick Henshall31/10/2016 19:57:31
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A garage!!!! I started out in a coal bunker, still welcome friend have fun

Mick

Neil Wyatt31/10/2016 21:04:08
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Posted by Mick Henshall on 31/10/2016 19:57:31:

A garage!!!! I started out in a coal bunker, still welcome friend have fun

Mick

So that's why some people keep coal in the bath!

Neil

David Standing 131/10/2016 22:06:00
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I have my priorities correct, the car has been turfed out of the garage and will have to spend the winter outside! sad

Howard Lewis04/11/2016 16:03:58
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Welcome!

But DON'T throw it away, it will come in handy one day. You will think of a use for it the day after you take to the scrappie!

A scrap flattish candle holder had a nice knurled handwheel hiding inside when I put in the lathe!

A supposedly scrap steel shelf from a redundant steel cupboard was an ideal chip tray for a friend's lathe.

Three short lengths of steel angle made a fitting for the top of a scissor jack to lift a friends lathe, (just clamp a length of bar in the chuck so that it sticks out of the back of the Mandrel, and the V in the third bit of angle allows the Headstock end of a heavy lathe to be lifted)

No wonder that is scarcely room to turn around in my little shop.

Howard

mechman4804/11/2016 18:20:57
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Welcome David; nice pieces of kit you have there as starters... hope you have time to pursue your new hobby... once your family have established you have time, it's a ongoing cycle of ... 'Mam/dad can you just look after'... 'will you do me a favour'.... can I drop the kids off while I .... I had more time to enjoy my man cave when I was working... still they are family so what can you do...dont know

George.

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