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Offline ian_in_the_midlands

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New member from Staffordshire
« on: October 01, 2014, 08:00:51 AM »
Hi,
I am very new to machining, and have joined the forum to learn more, pick your brains, and try to resolve teething problems with my mini lathe. :bang:

I need to fix the issues with my compound slide gibs to start with.
With enthusiasm fuelled by some of the threads on here, I plan to make some new ones this weekend that fit the ways better.

Expect plenty of questions!

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 09:04:48 AM »
Hi, Ian itM...
Welcome to the forum, there are many members here with the mini lathe( myself included, and has many changes made to it) only willing to help a fellow modder...,
Ask away....
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Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 09:55:08 AM »
Hiya Ian

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Bunch of mini lathe users here, myself included.

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 10:33:55 AM »
Hi Ian, and welcome.

I'm sure you will find MM both informative and entertaining. You can't be any greener than me at this game and I've had lots of friendly advice, help and encouragement in here.

Which bit of Staffs are you from? I lived in Lichfield and Alrewas for around 25 years.

Eug

Offline ian_in_the_midlands

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 01:01:07 PM »
Hello all, Thanks for the welcomes.

I am in Gnosall - A village between Stafford and Telford.

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 03:13:00 PM »
Hi
Ian
Welcome to the forum
John

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 04:11:01 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 04:36:10 PM »
Hello Ian,
Nice to know that I'm not the only C3 newbie.

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there are many members here with the mini lathe( myself included, and has many changes made to it)

Hi John, What have you done to yours  that I might not have stumbled across yet?

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 04:52:09 AM »

   Hi ian , welcome to MadModder. Let us know how you get on with your lathe mods.

                                         Cheers David

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 07:41:05 AM »
Nice one Ian, look forward to seeing how you get on, and welcome to MadModders.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 11:03:05 AM »
I am in Gnosall - A village between Stafford and Telford.
Hi Ian
It makes a change (for me) to know a members address. Is the Royal Oak pub still there? Please excuse the memory if I have it wrong, but there was a motorcycle club started there in the mid 60's called The Acorns? Some 50yrs ago!! Aaaaagggh.
Hope you enjoy the forum as much as me.
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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 03:14:23 PM »
The Royal Oak was still a decent village boozer about ten years back: did a lot of dog training in that neck of the woods around then.

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 02:56:09 PM »
It is still there. Been extended a bit over the last few years.
A good pub with beer garden and sells good food at reasonable prices.
(I have no financial links with the place - honest)

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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2014, 04:30:23 PM »
Please excuse the memory if I have it wrong, but there was a motorcycle club started there in the mid 60's called The Acorns? Some 50yrs ago!! Aaaaagggh.

Acorns was an AMCA club that used that land together with other clubs later on. Knowns as Gnosal, Knighton and Adbaston, used to watch them as a kid around 76.
Last time raced there was in 1981 got piccies, track still shows up on google maps if you know where to look.


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Re: New member from Staffordshire
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 03:59:30 AM »

Hi Ian!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

Mini lathe, and mill, here......

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

Join in, whenever you can. Enjoy!  :D

David D

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

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