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Offline Ironhorse57

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Introduction
« on: August 18, 2016, 08:38:09 AM »
I'm Dave, retired 3 years now, keen on restoring, modding and building toy steam engines and accessories.  I have a collection of about 30 engines now, it seemed like a logical progression to invest in a small lathe which I have very recently done.  It's even older than me - works just fine but as I have never used one before I am just starting to get comfortable with it and getting the essentials together. 
I understand that when you get to a certain age it's vital to be learning new skills to stop the brain shrivelling up - I am hoping that learning new skills may re-inflate an already shrivelled one! 
We shall see..

Dave

Offline Joules

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 08:42:26 AM »
Hi Dave, you may find       :nrocks:
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 09:24:54 AM »
Welcome Dave,

You'll find a fair few members 'up there' where you live in the North East , so hopefully a bit of support in stopping brain shrivelling  :ddb:

Mean while you'll find members are pretty good with answers if you have any questions.
Andrew Mawson
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Offline Stilldrillin

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 03:19:12 PM »
Hi Dave.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

You've come to the right place. Lots of people here, with lots of answers. Probably, all different! :thumbup:

Can we see a pic of your little lathe please? We love pics on here.....

Join in, where you can. Enjoy!

David.

Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

Offline Ironhorse57

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 03:35:35 PM »
Happy to oblige:





The chuck keys were only left in for photo purposes - I am quite safety conscious.  This is an original ad from around 1950 I think:



The 'cabinet' is really just a motor cover, but the bottom drawer is useable.  I've shown it with a quick change tool holder that the seller made, there is an original holder too plus some centres and spare spindle.  I have spent a good bit of time adjusting out as much play as I can in the various moving bits, found a new drive belt at the local washer repairer for 2, good to go now.

Dave

Offline krv3000

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 03:50:51 PM »
hi and welcome

Offline mexican jon

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 04:50:24 PM »
Hi Dave  :wave: :wave:
People say you only live once ! I say thank F@*K can't afford to do it twice.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 05:06:05 PM »
welcome to the wide, and helpful ,group of modders!

Offline tom osselton

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 05:57:22 PM »
Well I have to say it      " It's a Wizard Harry "   :)
 It looks like a nice little lathe!
Welcome!

Offline krv3000

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 06:08:26 PM »
yep a nice lathe they where made not far from where I live

Offline Ironhorse57

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 04:27:00 AM »
yep a nice lathe they where made not far from where I live

Same here - I'm at Swalwell, just across the A1 from the Metrocentre.  Nice to have a locally made tool.

Dave

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 04:29:54 AM »
Hi Dave - welcome from another one!   :wave:

Dave M. (Isle of Man)