|Nigel Watts||21/05/2019 10:29:41|
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Recently retired, have been restoring clocks for a few years now.
Currently working on a 1710 London bracket clock which is missing about half its original mechanism. Also have plans for a new equation clock.
Current workshop set up includes a Myford ML10 (which my father bought new in the 1970s and never used) and a Cowells lathe which I bought some 15 years ago but have not used much until now. I am a member of a horology club which I attend once a week. Their workshop is well equipped with lathes, wheel cutting engine, milling machines etc so I don't need my own gear cutting set up although it would be nice.
Back in the 1970s I studied engineering but never practiced as an engineer. Have stared learning CAD (Fusion 360) which I am finding invaluable in designing the components for both my projects and producing drawings. Not yet advanced into using computers to drive any machinery however (not sure if I want to mind).
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Hi Nigel welcome to the busier than when we were working club.
I retired just over two years ago and I'm looking forward to having a rest at some point.
Lots of knowledge on here to mine when you're stuck, good bunch of folks.
Sounds like you're all kitted up
Best regards Mick
|Brian H||21/05/2019 14:39:28|
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Welcome Nigel, as Mick says, "busier than when we were working club", very true!
It's a good idea to give us a very general idea of your location so that others who are nearer can help you and you them.
Like you I've started learning Fusion 360 but am very much a beginner and relying on the support team.
All the best,
|Nigel Watts||21/05/2019 20:08:12|
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I live in central London and my workshop is a tiny room in the basement underneath the hall into which I have squeezed a full sized cabinetmakers bench, a Myford ML10 (I have had to mount the motor above it for lack of space), a Cowells lathe and shelves and cabinets for all my wood and metal metalworking tools and books. It also has to serve as a corridor to get to the wine cellar under the front steps. My engineers vice and grinder live on shelves and are brought out and bolted to the bench when needed. I am a very untidy worker so there are often times when I can't even get into the room. Needless to say I don't find this arrangement entirely satisfactory and am looking for a larger space!
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In central London you are well placed to join the SMEE and use their workshops, probably got a free bus pass to get there too.
|Neil Wyatt||22/05/2019 22:24:21|
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Welcome to the forum Nigel,
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