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Andy Brocklehurst08/06/2020 00:03:35
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Hi all,

my names Andy and im from Cheshire. Just bought my first ever mill a sieg sx2.7 hopefully I’ve made the right choice! I’ll have loads of questions to ask about the mill so thank you in advance.

cheers for now and thanks for letting me join.

Andy

David George 108/06/2020 07:07:43
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Hi Andy welcome to the forum. What are you interested in making. I have a similar size mill but diferent make and make lots of bits.

David

Andy Brocklehurst08/06/2020 07:41:22
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Hi David and thank you.

I don’t make models as such but i make small folding pocket knives, one of the build processes involves milling a relief on the inside which stops the blade rubbing on the handle.
In my search for a mill this forum came up with a lot of useful information hence me joining.

Brian H08/06/2020 08:33:06
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Hello Andy and welcome. That's certainly a different use for a mill from most people on here.

Brian

Ady108/06/2020 08:47:37
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Knife making is really big in the USA, part of the culture

Probably to to with the new frontier etc, they make some lovely bits of kit

I got a tiny lockknife on one of my visits and lost it about 10 years later, still miss it to this day

Paul Lousick08/06/2020 08:48:46
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Welcome Andy,

I live in Sydney and originally had a Seig SX3 mill and was very pleased with it. I pushed it to its limits, building a 6" scale traction engine but after a 5 years, it started having problems with the electronic motor controllers. The supplier that I purchased it from no longer supplied Seig products and I replaced it with a slightly bigger mill with a standard AC motor and gearbox drive. As long as you have backup support from your supplier it should be OK.

Good luck and I hope to see what you have made with it.

Paul.

Andy Brocklehurst08/06/2020 09:12:27
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Thanks for the welcomes folks.

magpie08/06/2020 10:24:15
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Welcome from a South Cheshire bloke. I have a ME mate in Wales who used to make the same things as yourself, but these days he makes novelty torches to sell in the USA.

Cheers, Dek.

Ketan Swali08/06/2020 11:46:07
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Hi Andy,

In your opening post, you say: ' I’ll have loads of questions to ask about the mill '.

If the digital version of the MEW magazine works, I would strongly suggest that you subscribe to it.

Once subscribed, you can look at the back issues of the magazine, starting from issue MEW 261.

Issue 261 starts off a 'Milling for beginners' series based on the SX2.7, written by Jason, who is one of the moderators on this forum.

The series continues in alternate issues of the magazine, 15 parts, which ends in issue 289. Jason has a thread on the forum based on the series. See link .

In the absence of a 'hands on' coarse, I would suggest that most of the questions you have about the mill, along withe the associated tooling will probably be answered in the series.

Ketan at ARC

JasonB08/06/2020 11:52:49
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You can get digital archive access for £1 at the moment so silly not to.

Andy Brocklehurst08/06/2020 11:59:55
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Posted by Ketan Swali on 08/06/2020 11:46:07:

Hi Andy,

In your opening post, you say: ' I’ll have loads of questions to ask about the mill '.

If the digital version of the MEW magazine works, I would strongly suggest that you subscribe to it.

Once subscribed, you can look at the back issues of the magazine, starting from issue MEW 261.

Issue 261 starts off a 'Milling for beginners' series based on the SX2.7, written by Jason, who is one of the moderators on this forum.

The series continues in alternate issues of the magazine, 15 parts, which ends in issue 289. Jason has a thread on the forum based on the series. See link .

In the absence of a 'hands on' coarse, I would suggest that most of the questions you have about the mill, along withe the associated tooling will probably be answered in the series.

Ketan at ARC

Thank you for this, that’ll be really helpful and probably save me from asking stupid questions!

Andy Brocklehurst09/06/2020 08:57:32
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I’ve subscribed and having read a couple of copies digital reading isn’t for me. It’s a brilliant series and just what I need so Is it possible to buy back dated hard copies of the magazine?
thanks

Neil Wyatt10/06/2020 21:18:00
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Welcome to the forum Andy,

You can order back issues from www.mags-uk.com

Neil

Mike Blankley10/06/2020 21:26:31
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Hi Jason, I wondered how you get the digital access for £1?

JasonB11/06/2020 16:46:54
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Top of the page "Model Engineer's Workshop 3 issues for £1" select digital and you get access to the archive.

Plasma11/06/2020 19:13:17
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Hi Andy,

I was trained in pocket knife making by a Sheffield little mester. Traditional style folding knives and miniature fixed blades.

I still make the occasional knife in between all the other projects.

Let me know what type of knife you make, milling the liners is not something I do but modern makers seem to machine materials a lot more.

Mick

Andy Brocklehurst11/06/2020 19:40:13
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Posted by Plasma on 11/06/2020 19:13:17:

Hi Andy,

I was trained in pocket knife making by a Sheffield little mester. Traditional style folding knives and miniature fixed blades.

I still make the occasional knife in between all the other projects.

Let me know what type of knife you make, milling the liners is not something I do but modern makers seem to machine materials a lot more.

Mick

Hi Mick,

ive cut my teeth so to speak making fixed blade bushcraft, hunting and a few kitchen knives, I’m just getting into making small UK legal carry slip joint and friction folders.

cheers

Andy

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