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Erik Werner Hansen28/03/2020 10:40:39
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Hi. While searching for changewheels for my metric Chipmaster I stumbled ove a post from someone choosing between a Student and a Chippie.

So I felt I had to join in order to answer. The time is right, as I become a free man this coming friday. And I plan on my small workshop becoming a larger part of my life.

Having a Chippie, it was inevitable I years ago found John Stevenson's work onto his Bantam, which has the same bed (top) and mine.

I like my Chippie very much, I always smile when I use it. It's a Goldilucks machine, it feels just right...

My self-made workshop is just 12 square meters, 4.5m x 2.7m inside. Still I have managed to cram in a Deckel FP2 tool mill, the Chippie, a vertical metal bandsaw, a worktable with cabinets between the legs, an FP1 large tool cabinet, a Chevalier desktop tool and cutter grinder, a heavy bench drill and a smaller cabinet with drawers - with a cut-off saw on top. And my latest acquisition - a Deckel FP1 tool mill in need of some TLC.

Now I just need to place my TIG welder and the large FP3 swivelling table for the FP2 mill... I have run out of space completely. But I guess we always do.

So the scene is set for retirement!



pgk pgk28/03/2020 11:01:28
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Hi, Eric and welcome.

I like Denmark - very forgiving. I once flew a light airplane there with all sorts of unintended mayhem. Most notably when i thought i had total radio failure flying into Bilund and following the procedure I'd been taught I tried to do tight circles around the control tower waiting for visual signals - only to discover later that I'd been circling the Legotop tower and scaring your visitors...


David George 128/03/2020 12:31:18
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Hi welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have a well equipped workshop and which I am envious of.


Brian H28/03/2020 12:44:08
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Hello Erik and welcome to the forum, as David observer, sounds like a well equipped workshop, what do you intend to use it for?


Neil Wyatt28/03/2020 15:02:47
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Welcome to the Forum, Erik.


Alan Jackson28/03/2020 15:39:07
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Hi Erik,

Welcome, I am also happy with my old Chipmaster. I have happy memories of working in Esbjerg for offshore platforms.


Erik Werner Hansen28/03/2020 16:14:20
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Thank you all.

Pgk, at least some of them must've been laughing, I guess. I'm reading up on PPL ground school now, so I can fly my own Auto-Gyro MTO Sport this summer (I hope). That's one of the few gyros, you can have in the UK.

David, you live in the country with all the good stuff (ok, both UK and Germany). So you should have every opportunity to have a great workshop. I remember reading about schools that were happy dealers would remove all their lathes for free...!

Using it... do I need to have any special reason?? Well, I thought I wanted to make parts for R/C model aircraft and helicopters, but we don't fly much at all. Then there is this single seat gyrocopter I've been collecting parts and materials for through many years, the "Gyrobee". Inspired as a boy in 1967 watching Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis flying his WA-116 in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".

Alan, your name rings a bell somewhere. You're not the one who claims to have a 1956 Chippie?

Anyway, if any of you find a set of changewheels for the "Continental" Chippie, please write me. Or even, if you find some 14DP 14½ deg. pressure angle gears (20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 57, 60x2, 66, 69 and 70).

All for now,


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pgk pgk28/03/2020 17:47:21
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As someone who has crashed r/c helicopters too often - usually from running out of talent when thinking I can do 'that manoeuver'... I prefer my own backside in something where the wings stay still when gliding <g>.

I must admit that autogyro looks cool but not sure I'd risk flying to Anholt in it....


Erik Werner Hansen28/03/2020 18:09:32
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Pgk, it's just a plane with a rotating wing.

If the engine stops, you just glide down to a safe landing -

much, much shorter in a fixed-wing. With a landing roll of just a few meters.

Remember, the rotor is in the autorotation state all the time.

For all of us, it's about making sure the propeller keeps turning.

And almost all modern gyros use Rotax four-stroke engines.

You should try a ride - it's great fun. They are very maneuverable.

Fly safe...



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ega30/03/2020 11:06:59
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Erik Werner Hansen:

I saw your Quorn advert and in consequence looked at the Chevalier website but could not see the bench top T&C grinder; Might you post a photo of yours?

As an existing Quorn owner I can see an advantage to your "less motor" offer: one of the weaknesses of the standard Quorn MK II is the difficulty of changing the spindle speed but I imagine that modern developments would now make this possible.

Erik Werner Hansen30/03/2020 14:57:43
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First, a picture of a Falcon Chevalier FCG-610 benchtop (125 kg) grinder:


It may be discontinued. I managed to get brochure, bad text manual and a price list from the Danish dealer.

Mine is green and has another stone guard. It needs a clean and new slide balls (on their way).

I plan on using a VFD, so I can adjust RPM to stone size and type. I would have used it on the Quorn.

And I found another diamond dresser, so I can include the correct one with the Quorn kit.



ega30/03/2020 16:48:52
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Thank you; that looks like a very useful machine for the amateur although I assume the motor is three phase.

Before troubling you I checked the website without success. Chevalier seem to make mainly large industrial machines.

I trust you find a buyer for your Quorn kit; unfortunately, there is some general wariness about the build based on its reputed difficulty. This should be dispelled by looking at Ron Chernich's articles at:

Erik Werner Hansen30/03/2020 17:06:40
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Yes, I remember the late Ron Chernich wrote a great article about his build.

About my kit - I would buy the Mk.III CAD drawings and build manual had I chosen to build it myself.

I think in metric only and that may have been one reason why I did not build it.

About the Chevalier motor - yes, it's three phase. And in Denmark three phase power is standard.

But I have also picked up a one-to-three phase VFD at the local scrapyard. And am crossing my fingers it works.



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ega30/03/2020 17:25:32
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I wish three phase were standard here in the UK. Reminds me of the lost opportunity when Brunel's wide gauge lost the standardisation battle.

Erik Werner Hansen06/04/2020 19:39:52
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About the Quorn Mk. III: I read, if you have a mill, it's much easier to build. If it won't sell, I may end up building it myself. I have a very versatile mill, so it should be doable. Although i don't have that much experience using it.



Steviegtr06/04/2020 19:50:23
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Welcome Erik.


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