|Craig Brown 2||17/05/2020 13:22:58|
|63 forum posts|
My names Craig, I'm 30 from Shropshire. I work as an electrical maintenance engineer, maintaining machinery in a large factory. I have been lurking around this forum for a while, especially since my workshop time has reduced due to a house project, so this forum has provided a way of keeping a hand in the workshop environment so to speak.
I'm generally interested in old things, especially old mechanical items and workings. I enjoy restoring and repairing items, be it a tool, machine or light fitting for the house. I also enjoy making tools and nick nacks. I have previously built a small oscillating engine too.
|David George 1||17/05/2020 17:45:29|
1838 forum posts
Hi Craig welcome to the forum. You do my old job except I was involved in special tooling and in the end robotising tooling and the tooling for robots handling of parts etc I loved that but now retired. What machine tools do you have.
|Brian H||17/05/2020 17:48:39|
2312 forum posts
Hello Craig and welcome. If you have any questions, just ask on here and don't be surprised if you get asked questions about workshop machinery electrics!
|Philip Burley||17/05/2020 18:24:34|
198 forum posts
Hello Craig . I am in Whitchurch , Just finished reading a book about a 2000 year old mechanical geared Machine brought up from a Greek ship wreck . That's really OLD !!
|Chris Evans 6||17/05/2020 19:08:25|
2056 forum posts
Welcome along Craig, enjoy the banter and knowledge.
|Craig Brown 2||17/05/2020 20:05:42|
|63 forum posts|
Thanks all for the welcomes
Sounds like interesting work David. I consider myself lucky to still be able to work maintenance in heavy industry in this day and age as it is the type and environment of work that I love being in.
My main machines are a Boxford AUD, Round column mill and a Fobco star drill. I used to own a well worn ML7 and a less than perfect 7x14 mini lathe but they have been moved on. The Fobco drill was a full restoration which I enjoyed and have since purchased a couple more drills to restore. I also have a Boxford shaper that is currently in storage until my new workshop is built.
I'm not sure what workshop electrical knowledge I will be able to impart Brian, unless people want to know how to keep a machine running until the end of the shift then I'm your man 😆.
|Neil Wyatt||18/05/2020 19:10:06|
19033 forum posts
Welcome to the forum, Craig.
Some nice machines there.
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