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Tiger07/04/2020 22:36:56
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Hi everyone,

Tiger here, just built my "shop"(one car garage) a couple of years ago. Currently owing a Colchester Chipmaster(1961) lathe, Naerok RDM350 mill and an Alba 10M(1942) shaper.

Done quite a lot of restoration on the lathe and still doing. Just made a sturdy bench for the mill. And the shaper... will follow soon.

If anyone needs help in any of these machines please get in touch, I would love to share my knowledge.


David George 108/04/2020 07:39:33
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Hi Tiger welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are getting a nice workshop together and any knowledge shared is great. What are you interested in making on on your tools or are you a tools person.


Brian H08/04/2020 08:10:02
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Hello Tiger and welcome.It's very good of you to offer assistance on the machines and of course if you need any help with future projects then you have but to ask the question on here.


Tiger08/04/2020 09:15:58
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Hi David and Brian,

Thanks for your warm welcome.

Yes David, I am a tool person indeed. Always trying to make that tool which cannot be found in the commerce. I spent quite a lot of time in school, first becoming a tool maker/machine maintenance person, panel beater was my second degree and mechanic the third. After school found a job as a driver with lots of spare time so I studied(self teought) electronics for about eight years. Completed several projects and I have a spare room in the house that we call the "creative room".

Currently I am working in a quite a big factory running multi spindle lathe machines. The one I currently work is a beast, 7-metres long, 3,5 high, 3 wide, probably weighs 15tons. Kind of a boring job, the machine does everything and spits out a very complex part every ten seconds. Tge onky thing to do is checking measurements, setting and offsetting tooling. Setting the machine for a new job once in a while, so I made up this shop of mine to distract me from job.

Now that's a bit more about me, ain't it? laugh

Brian, currently I am trying to complete the original accessories of my lathe. Some of them I found on the market, but some of them not. Because it's an old girl these parts cannot be found in abundance, ex. like the rear tool post T slotted base, only appeared once in a year on eBay. I think there are other Chipmaster owners out there crying for some of these parts and accessories and these cannot be found anywhere. There must be owners who owe these, if they could help out with measurements it would be very nice. Not that I cannot come up with some sizes, but if an original part existed, it's more easier to make a drawing and will avoid probable interferences miss-alignments and so on.

Thanks again for accepting me on this forum.

Tiger wink

Neil Wyatt08/04/2020 09:56:25
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Hi Tiger, welcome to the forum,


Martin King 208/04/2020 10:08:44
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Hi Tiger,

Welcome to the nut house!

I am down in Broadmayne near Dorchester, you are welcome to pop in for a cuppa if you are this way when the current drama is over and done with!

Cheers, Martin

Howard Lewis08/04/2020 12:41:51
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Welcome Tiger!

You have lots of experience that will be of great use to other Forum users.


Bob Perkins08/04/2020 13:29:55
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Hi Tiger

l'm in Yeovil, and a member of the Westland and Yeovil District Model Engineering Society (google us). Once the restrictions are lifted feel free to come along and see us at one of our tack running days. We have a range of interests, mainly loco based in various gauges.

kind regards


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