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Alan Heffernan31/05/2018 16:15:07
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Joining in from L.A. That is Lower Alabama gulf coast of the US.

I am a hobby machinist and fortunate to have a decent shop and equipment kit. I recently began to look into clock making and found this forum.

Thanks for being here and look forward to being a member.

Brian Wood31/05/2018 19:15:39
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Welcome aboard Alan,

Nice to have some more representation from the far side of the States, I am sure others will join me in saying that you will probably find answers here to questions you may run into.

I'm not into clocks being a machine tool man, but there are plenty on this forum who are.



Brian H31/05/2018 19:40:25
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Welcome Alan, your introduction had me fooled, the only L.A. that I know off is a city in Nevada!

I'm not very knowledgable on clocks 'though I have made an English Regulator clock to a design by John Wilding.
Any questions, just ask, someone on here will know the answer.

Brian ( in the very middle of England)

Edited By BDH on 31/05/2018 19:40:47

Bob Youldon31/05/2018 19:52:56
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Welcolme Alan,

I thought by LA you meant Littlehampton!

Bob ( in Sussex)

Alan Heffernan31/05/2018 19:54:21
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Gents, sorry for the joke on location on my first post. Here in the States when one says LA, we usually think of Los Angeles, California. So those of us from the gulf coast area of the state of Alabama, we say LA meaning lower Alabama as a joke.

Thanks for the welcomes and I look forward to finding out a bit more on clocks here.

Brian H31/05/2018 20:01:36
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OOps, my geography was a bit off there, the city in Nevada is of course Las Vegas!


Neil Wyatt31/05/2018 21:13:17
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Welcome to the forum Alan.

Chris Evans 601/06/2018 09:11:13
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Welcome aboard Alan, motorcycles are my interest but many on here are clock builders.

SillyOldDuffer01/06/2018 09:41:44
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Posted by Alan Heffernan on 31/05/2018 19:54:21:

Gents, sorry for the joke on location on my first post. ...

Don't apologise for the joke, more the better!

It's true that geographical humour doesn't always travel well. Birmingham (England), a place not to be confused with Birmingham (Alabama), has more canals than Venice (Italy). In consequence Birmingham (England), a sprawling commercial city in the Black Country, is known to us Brits as 'the Venice of the North'.

Sadly, no Italian ever calls Venice 'the Birmingham of the South'!

Try the joke out in Geneva (Alabama) and see if anyone laughs. It doesn't work in Switzerland...


Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 01/06/2018 09:42:25

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