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John Hinkley

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County/State: Yorkshire
Country: United Kingdom

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Retired Air Traffic Controller (civil).  Lived in Orne, France between 2004 and 2015.  No mechanical engineering qualifications but have a life-long interest in cars.  Built Fisher Fury spyder kit-car then sold it two years later and bought a Ford GT40 replica.  Superb car!  Sold that to part-finance house purchase.

Bought a lathe (Asian 9 x  20) clone while in France.  Imported a Warco C90 bandsaw (in the boot of the car) and I have added a Warco VMC mill to replace the Amadeal XJ-12 mill I had previously, now that we have returned to live in the UK.  Once I had a "proper" workshop available - OK, a single garage -  I've added a Warco surface grinder, a Perfecto motorised 5" travel shaper, 3-ton press and lately (2021) a Shapeoko router table which I won in a competition!

The lathe has been improved by the addition of an electronic leadscrew and uprated 3-phase motor and VFD controlled from a remote station.  Likewise the mill and shaper have had the same uprate/3-phase/VFD conversions.

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Last online: 23/05/2022 11:18:07

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