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Caslon24/05/2022 22:43:31
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Hi All, I've been lurking and learning from the forum for a little while, so thanks for all the useful info!

I'm fortunate to live in beautiful rural Herefordshire and own and run a small manufacturing business. I'd like to think that I'm approaching retirement, but that seems to recede further away the older I get!

I'm fairly handy with welding, fabrication and general oily bits and spend a good bit of my working life operating, maintaining and fixing machinery. I've recently bought a Warco WM18B, which is brilliant and I've made and fixed quite a lot of things with it, learning and building up some basic skills. Encouraged by that I've just taken delivery of a Warco WM 290V, which is going rather less well! I'm sure it's me, so my ulterior motive is that I'm hoping to pick up some tips from other WM 290V owners and pick their brains.

I hope to also be able to contribute later on down the line, when I have a bit more mill and lathe experience.

Thor 🇳🇴25/05/2022 09:53:16
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Welcome to the forum. I have an old 290 lathe - different paintwork to yours I guess - that has served me well for over a decade.


Edited By Thor 🇳🇴 on 25/05/2022 09:53:38

David George 126/05/2022 10:44:06
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Welcome to the forum. Retire and you will never know how you managed the time to go to work! What are you interested in to make it helps with what tooling you need. I hope also that your welding skills may help other members.


Howard Lewis27/05/2022 18:36:32
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Welcome to the Forum.

At the weekend, go to Broomy Hill in Hereford and meet the HSME.

They are a very very friendly bunch, so will be extremely helpful to you.

They are next door to The WaterWorks Museum. TOO infrequently, I make the long journey across country to do a days volunteering there. Again, the volunteers are a friendly bunch, but their machining is for necessity, rather than for a hobby.


Harry Wilkes27/05/2022 18:47:24
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Welcome to forum


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