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martin haysom14/08/2020 22:27:51
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just signed up on here having recently bought a lathe a smart and brown model m mk1 still in goodish shape despite being older than me and a newish milling machine from the far east which is at best ok ish. this is to keep me amused when i retire in a year or two currently using them to make tooling and reacquaint myself with machining as i have done very little since finishing my apprentship

Brian H15/08/2020 07:33:42
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Welcome Martin. What sort of items are you intending to make with your machinery, when tooling manufacture finishes?


David George 115/08/2020 08:04:14
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Hi Martin welcome to the forum. There's loads of help on here as well as you may be helpful to others on here. There is a tab at the top of the page called forums and at the top of the list is Website FAQ. On there is how to post pictures and lots of info on the site that helps to negotiate here.


Howard Lewis15/08/2020 10:34:20
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Welcome aboard!

On here, help is often a two way road.

Reading most of the posts (if not all ) is very informative, even if it doesn't apply directly to your machine.

Enjoy yourself!

When things become a bit more normal, do find a local M E Club and join to meet with fellow enthusiasts


Edited By Howard Lewis on 15/08/2020 10:35:37

martin haysom15/08/2020 15:07:26
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thanks for the welcome i do know the local M E club been going to there open day for years

so far made a couple of car related items and as i have always liked US cars will most likely carry make more non standard parts for my 72 Ranchero. currently planning to make a tool grinder as will only be able to make a mess with blunt tools. can do turning tools free hand, milling cutters free hand don't leave a nice finish and my drill grinding was good but is no more

Neil Wyatt21/08/2020 10:16:24
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Welcome to the forum, Tom,


Howard Lewis21/08/2020 16:36:03
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If it is any help, I made a Worden Cutter Grinder. But have only used it to grind a few lathe tools, even fewer End Mills, and four facet grind drills,

There are a number of other designs on the market, with varying degrees of complexity.

But, they bare all useful tools.


Harry Wilkes21/08/2020 17:11:41
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welcome to the forum


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