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William Handley-Garland05/12/2021 16:19:02
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Hi Everyone
I’m William and I live in Southampton. I’ve just signed up to the website and this is my first forum post.

I have a background in mechanical engineering and spent quite a few years working in a small general workshop where I first started dabbling with model making and took out a subscription to Model Engineer magazine.

That was a long time ago now and it’s many years since I had access to a well-equipped workshop; however I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a Myford Super 7 from the workshop I had been working in when it closed. I am now concentrating on some smaller projects as time and resources allow.

noel shelley05/12/2021 17:24:42
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Welcome aboard. You will find us a happy band that between us can answer most questions - all you have to do is asks. Best wishes Noel.

Harry Wilkes05/12/2021 21:51:01
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Welcome to the forum


NIALL HORN06/12/2021 10:28:07
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Hi William

I have sent you a private message.


ega06/12/2021 10:55:26
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The Myford seems to divide opinion here; what was the view in your former workplace?

Howard Lewis06/12/2021 16:23:17
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Welcome to the Forum

A lot of good company on here.

have you found and joiuned the Southampton Club?



Dave Morgan 106/12/2021 16:46:02
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Welcome to the forum William.



William Handley-Garland06/12/2021 20:16:32
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Thanks to all who have welcomed me to the forum.

In response to ega’s question about Myford lathes, they were, and still are typical equipment in the many small workshops around the University where I worked. For some of the smaller tasks I found it quite acceptable and I was happy to pick up a used one when the workshop was closed as a result of a reorganisation.
The small workshop I was in also had a fairly new Colchester Master which was a nice machine once I had sussed out that the cross slide had a 2.5mm pitch screw but had been fitted with a 0-2mm dial – so much for quality control !

Howard – I’m not planning on joining a local group as I already have a fairly packed diary pursuing my other interest in painting.

When I have worked out how the image albums work I will post some photos of what I am working on.

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