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Offline Dadels2010

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Good day everybody from South Africa
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:53:05 AM »
Hi there my name is Dirk I am from Pretoria in South Africa and have just joined in here. Will be reading most of the time and now and then come up with some questions as I am an complete beginner. So carry on.. don't mind me, will be somewhere pressing buttons or pulling on some levers and stuff. :borg:


Dirk

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 10:21:51 AM »
Welcome Dirk, don't be afraid to ask( we were all beginners at one point)
Nothing is impossible, it just take more time to figure out.

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 10:49:30 AM »
 
              Hi Dirk welcome to MadModder. What are your interests?

                                                         Cheers David

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 11:49:16 AM »
Welcome Dirk, don't be afraid to ask( we were all beginners at one point)
 
              Hi Dirk welcome to MadModder. What are your interests?

                                                         Cheers David

Thx Guys my interests are machine tools... love them I have a few laths and mills in need of tlc and will be spending time fixing them etc.

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 11:52:09 AM »
Hi Dirk,

A big hello from me too....I used to live in Germiston back in the early 80's then decided to move back to the UK.......

Got any projects to share with us?
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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 03:51:47 PM »


Hi Dirk.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Lots of help/ hindrance available here! 
Don't forget. We need to see pics and a description, of whatever you are doing......  :)

Join in. Enjoy!  :thumbup:

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 05:25:45 AM »
Hi Dirk,

A big hello from me too....I used to live in Germiston back in the early 80's then decided to move back to the UK.......

Got any projects to share with us?

Thx John I used to live close by Germiston - ie Kemptonpark and would love to share the projects as they come along. At the moment most of my time goes for cleaning and organizing space for the projects to start. Need exactly 2 x the space as everything is now in the workshop but there is not space left to move or work  :doh:

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 05:29:57 AM »


Hi Dirk.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Lots of help/ hindrance available here! 
Don't forget. We need to see pics and a description, of whatever you are doing......  :)

Join in. Enjoy!  :thumbup:

David D

Thx David will do my best on the pics and stuff.....  :coffee:

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 06:57:45 AM »
Wellcome.

Your workshop situation sounds familiar. I got about three meters long, 2,40 m high and 0,7 m deep five (or six?) self metal storage rack to solve out clutter in my garage. Got most of it organized, but still have to move pilar drill, shopvack and band saw whenever I need to work.

I have worked in RSA four times, I think. Mostly around Durban (and some +/- 100 km north/south). Some wonderfull people out there. One guy heard that I like model engineering and lugged into his car trunk one old english lathe he was doing some restoration just to show and tell.

It was sometimes a scary place for outsider back 1995 or so, Some really nice scenery, most people I met were nice, but also some scary moments. One thing I remember when someone desided to propell a build block towards our car. Never had even scratch there. Nothing bit me and I used to take about five Km morning walk in the "bush" least twice a week. Had some really nice time there.

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 01:33:09 PM »
Wellcome.

Your workshop situation sounds familiar. I got about three meters long, 2,40 m high and 0,7 m deep five (or six?) self metal storage rack to solve out clutter in my garage. Got most of it organized, but still have to move pilar drill, shopvack and band saw whenever I need to work.

I have worked in RSA four times, I think. Mostly around Durban (and some +/- 100 km north/south). Some wonderfull people out there. One guy heard that I like model engineering and lugged into his car trunk one old english lathe he was doing some restoration just to show and tell.

It was sometimes a scary place for outsider back 1995 or so, Some really nice scenery, most people I met were nice, but also some scary moments. One thing I remember when someone desided to propell a build block towards our car. Never had even scratch there. Nothing bit me and I used to take about five Km morning walk in the "bush" least twice a week. Had some really nice time there.

Pekka

Hi Thanks Pekka I am with you trying to put as much as possible on castors. Durban is one of our nice coastal areas I do like to go there at least once a year as well. Still an scary place it's not for sissies as they say. :( But you are right lots of good nice people here.. :D

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 05:37:24 PM »
Hi Dirk and welcome to Madmodders.
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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 10:19:18 PM »
Hi Dirk, welcome!  :beer:
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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 02:35:09 AM »
Hi Dirk and welcome to Madmodders.
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DaveH

Hi Dirk, welcome!  :beer:

Thx Guys.  :beer:

 Dave I see we are almost neighbors 

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 11:22:25 AM »
Hi Dirk,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Don't be afraid to speak up, ask questions or give suggestions. We all learn by talking things out... Sounds like the 1st thing we can help with is the shop! Let's see some pictures of it. I am sure we can give you good ideas on how to make the space work.

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2014, 05:54:07 AM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Good day everybody from South Africa
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 11:33:23 AM »
hi and welcume
Hi Dirk,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Don't be afraid to speak up, ask questions or give suggestions. We all learn by talking things out... Sounds like the 1st thing we can help with is the shop! Let's see some pictures of it. I am sure we can give you good ideas on how to make the space work.

Eric

Thx again guys and photo's to follow after the weekend