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