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Jim Smith 824/03/2021 11:40:59
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Hi, I'm an old sage and very late getting into doing some lathe work after many years going way back to Tech. College with ancient Colchester Student lathes.

I've struggled for years turning and drilling holes on centre with a pillar drill with horrible results. Now I have a Warco WM 280V -F (older model) and will need some beginner help with simple lathe tasks when I've acquired some stock to practice with. I probably won't get to the high standard of making steam engines, but if I can do some basic tasks without breaking tools or myself I will be happy. Jim.

Jon Lawes24/03/2021 11:50:52
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Steam engines, like anything, are just a lot of smaller assemblies made one at a time. You might suprise yourself at how much you are already capable of.

Rod Ashton24/03/2021 12:08:14
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Roughly where in Hants are you Jim?

Brian H24/03/2021 12:48:16
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Hello Jim and welcome.


Roger Best24/03/2021 21:42:42
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Hi Jim

Greetings from the far north of Hampshire.

noel shelley24/03/2021 21:50:01
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Welcome aboard Jim, from the North Norfolk Coast. Noel.

Howard Lewis25/03/2021 13:40:53
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Welcome aboard.

By the looks of itr, you are not the only model engineer in Hampshire.

Just wait for the contacts to come rolling in.

Lots of helpful folk on here, from all corners of the world.

It's a bit like riding a bike. You never forget completely.


Harry Wilkes25/03/2021 15:19:27
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Welcome to the forum


geoff adams25/03/2021 15:44:33
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hi Jim

where in hants are you iam in Barton on sea


Gray6225/03/2021 16:19:11
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Hampshire is quite a big county, Whereabouts roughly are you? I'm in East Hants, Near Alton.

Jez25/03/2021 16:23:59
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Also north Hampshire - just east of Basingstoke...

Edited By Jez on 25/03/2021 16:24:20

Georgineer26/03/2021 10:51:34
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Welcome Jim, and greetings from Deepest Portsmuff.

George B.

Nigel McBurney 126/03/2021 11:24:12
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Hi I am also from Hampshire,south of Alton,lots of households with lathes in these parts,owners are involved in various hobbies, models,classic m/cycles,stationary engines etc

Dave Smith 1426/03/2021 13:20:40
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Greetings from Waterlooville.


Steviegtr26/03/2021 13:33:22
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Welcome from Sunny Leeds Jim.


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