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Ketan Swali24/10/2020 19:27:42
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Every now and then I like reading archive articles as published in the recent issues of Model Engineers Workshop magazine. I also like reading certain old topics on this forum.

There are always new members joining this forum, many of whom may be unaware of discussion which have taken place in the past, which could be of interest for them to read. Here are a few which are memorable to me:

Starting off in memory of the late John Stevenson who passed away on 23rd of October 2017: Todays update from Bodgers Lodge content as the name suggests.

next: Brian Johns Optimum - New Lathe arrived today his was a real beginners story over time.

John McNamaras: DIY Epoxy Frame based CNC MILL this I believe is still work in progress, and I read somewhere that he will be posting new developments soon.

So, which old threads are memorable to you? specifically those which you feel newer members will enjoy reading... ideally with content which is helpful rather than ego related anger or patronising.

For reference, I feel that this thread may be a good place to post links to such topics, if moderators and readers feel it to be appropriate, specifically for this forums ME threads.

Ketan at ARC

Edited By Ketan Swali on 24/10/2020 19:29:42

herbert punter24/10/2020 19:31:28
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I used to love Bodgers Lodge it was fun and interesting


Dave Halford25/10/2020 09:58:34
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Posted by herbert punter on 24/10/2020 19:31:28:

I used to love Bodgers Lodge it was fun and interesting


I'll never forget "turn while still wet".

Tony Pratt 125/10/2020 10:06:25
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Graham Meek's screw cutting clutch & the electronic leadscrew project {ELS] are both very enjoyable to read.


Michael Gilligan26/10/2020 13:35:45
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This one, on the pros and cons of ER Collets, is certainly memorable ... and should have been very useful.

**LINK** :

Unfortunately it degenerated into opinionated bickering and was closed.

Mark’s FE Analysis showed great potential, and we might have learned a lot

... Just look at how many ER related threads there have been since.


roy entwistle26/10/2020 15:51:42
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Whatever happened to Brian Johns. He just stopped writing.

Ketan Swali26/10/2020 16:25:53
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Posted by roy entwistle on 26/10/2020 15:51:42:

Whatever happened to Brian Johns. He just stopped writing.

I believe he is still around, and I think he is still using his lathe after getting some help from Hopper. He made general posts over the years on various topics, last of which was in April this year.

Ketan at ARC.

Ady126/10/2020 16:46:12
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The V12 dean clarke 2 thread

Graham Stoppani27/10/2020 06:15:44
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Just wanted to say thank you. Really enjoying reading these old threads.

David Colwill27/10/2020 09:06:25
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Posted by Ady1 on 26/10/2020 16:46:12:

The V12 dean clarke 2 thread

I never follow build threads but this was the exception.

Amazing not only for the standard of work but also the speed that complex items were made.


Howard Lewis27/10/2020 14:57:52
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Thank You Ketan for reminding us.

Always read "Bodger's Lodge" when John was with us.

Well worth rereading.

What a loss to Engineering!

There must be lots of machines / motors being scrapped because of the lack of John.


Steviegtr27/10/2020 16:23:31
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Posted by Ady1 on 26/10/2020 16:46:12:

The V12 dean clarke 2 thread

I wonder what became of this brilliant thread. It just stopped. 06-03-2019.


Edited By Steviegtr on 27/10/2020 16:24:07

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