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Craig Brown 217/05/2020 13:22:58
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Hello all

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.

Thanks, Craig

David George 117/05/2020 17:45:29
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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 H17/05/2020 17:48:39
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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 Burley17/05/2020 18:24:34
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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 617/05/2020 19:08:25
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Welcome along Craig, enjoy the banter and knowledge.

Craig Brown 217/05/2020 20:05:42
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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 😆.

Thanks, Craig

Neil Wyatt18/05/2020 19:10:06
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Welcome to the forum, Craig.

Some nice machines there.


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