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bill ellis30/03/2019 21:02:16
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Hi there, just a quick note to introduce myself. My name is Bill and as per the title I reside in Suffolk (near Bury St Edmunds). I started life as an apprentice in the 70's doing electro mechanical engineering. Moved on to computing/IT/management and am now happily retired. Been building up a workshop in the garage over the last 20 or so years and have just got a Bridgeport from 1965 to replace my old far eastern mill/drill thing. Current project is restoring the Bridgy to its former glory from its current rather tatty appearance. I look forward to some interesting challenges as some bits are worn/missing and I like to make things rather than just buy them (no fun in that). More than happy to get involved in conversations but I'm not really a photographer/vlogger whatever detailing my every move so I wont be doing any restoration sagas (might put up a piccy once its done).

Cheers

Brian H31/03/2019 07:50:01
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Hello Bill and welcome to the forum.

Are you intending to make anything specific once the Bridgeport is up & running?

Brian

David George 131/03/2019 08:26:28
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Hi Bill welcome to the forum plenty of help on here if you need any info on Bridgport etc just ask. What else do you make or restore.

David

bill ellis31/03/2019 08:57:34
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What do I make or restore, well that is an interesting question. Over the years I have (in no particular order), Built a Spartan kit car, built a narrowboat (from a shell), built a cedar strip canoe, restored a Myford super 7, countless small jobs and repairs on small machinery items, same on small electrical things. My plans for the Brigeport once completed, still not fully formulated but I might build either a stationary steam engine or a 1/6 scale traction engine. Not sure if the Myford will be big enough for that so I might have to get a Harrison or Colchester lathe devil

paul rushmer01/04/2019 14:32:53
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Hi Bill I am just down the road in Haverhill along with 4 other members of the Cambridge club, we have a couple of members around Bury. Why don't you come and say hello one Sunday or Thursday at the club.

Paul

bill ellis01/04/2019 21:08:13
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Hi Paul, thanks for the offer, would have to be a Thursday or a Sunday where the weather looks like it will be awful. Sunday I'm usually out on my bike or doing grandfather duties.

Regards

Bill

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