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Dominic Green11/05/2021 00:50:16
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Hi everyone

I have just joined out of curiosity having a number of old modelling projects that my sons and I have on the shelf. I'm keen to learn.

thanks

D

Brian H11/05/2021 07:57:41
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Hello Dominic and welcome. Do you have access to any machinery?

Brian

Mike Hurley11/05/2021 09:38:28
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Welcome Dominic. Loads of useful hints, tips & info here, plus quite a few thought provoking discussions and chuckles. enjoy!

bit more info on what sort of modelling projects you have on the shelf would be interesting.

All the best Mike

David George 111/05/2021 09:56:19
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Hi Dominic welcome to the forum. What sort of projects are you interested in. There are loads of helpful members and you only have to ask.

David

peak411/05/2021 12:41:15
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Hello and welcome.
Was S10-Crookes until I retired, and now moved to Buxton.

Bill

Harry Wilkes11/05/2021 13:49:48
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Welcome to the forum

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Dominic Green12/05/2021 09:59:42
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Thanks very much

I currently have very little of my own equipment. I can access a lathe but on a somewhat ad hoc basis.
as much as anything I am quite interested in using some of the skills and techniques in my working life as a teacher in cinematography and film making.
Thanks to David, Harry, Bill and George for your kind welcome.
Bill, I imagine that Buxton is a very pleasant spot to retire, a little bit more peaceful than S10, which is looking up a bit these days, we have a couple more cafes now on Crookes main street and a few less empty shop fronts!

David, I have a couple of restoration projects, a model aircraft engine of my son’s and a toy sewing machine. I have a particular fascination with automata.

I’m anticipating a purchase of a lathe soon which might be something that I can use to make very simple coupling rings and extension tubes for optics as much as for any other purposes!

peak412/05/2021 11:46:18
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Posted by Dominic Green on 12/05/2021 09:59:42:

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Bill, I imagine that Buxton is a very pleasant spot to retire, a little bit more peaceful than S10, which is looking up a bit these days, we have a couple more cafes now on Crookes main street and a few less empty shop fronts!

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I’m anticipating a purchase of a lathe soon which might be something that I can use to make very simple coupling rings and extension tubes for optics as much as for any other purposes!

I was just opposite The Princess Royal so quite pleasant there; I'm due back soon for a post lockdown haircut from Denise.
It might be worth callingthe folk down at McAnearney Machine tools to see if they have anything smaller arriving from a workshop clearance.
https://www.pjmachines.com/

Bill

Dominic Green13/05/2021 11:24:51
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Hi Bill

I'm just down the hill from the Princess Royal myself! Great that you still pop over to Denise's!

I'll have a word with McAnearney machine, I drove past them recently and just assumed they dealt with much heavier duty stuff than I could accommodate in the corner of my cellar! Thanks for the tip!

Dom

Dominic Green26/05/2021 12:09:02
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As an update, I have found a minor tr1 lathe/mill that wasn't too pricey. I understand that it isn't the most rigid lathe but I hear that it is quite accurate. It looks a bit like an emco compact that I saw (but a lot cheaper). I did consider a unimat 3 but they are quite pricey and I realised that being able to cut threads that are compatible with the filter ring on lenses is going to be very useful.

I have it here and I will take a bit of time to look at everything that comes with it, try a tentative first attempt and put some questions on a new thread.

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