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Offline h.d.ryder

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New member here
« on: April 13, 2009, 04:24:24 PM »
Greetings to you all. I am a mechanic by trade.My interests and hobbies are old cars ,and old motorcycles, and working with metal.I am a rookie,(wannabe machinist) I enjoy learning everything I can about running a lathe and a mill.I`ve got an older Taiwanese lathe and a bridgeport clone mill.Working with metal is the coolest hobby.After I get my digital camera figured out ,I hope to send you a few pics of my shop.
Cheers, Larry

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Re: New member here
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 04:38:08 PM »
Hey Larry!

Welcome to the collective!  :borg: Old metal is more than welcome here be it cars, motorcycles or machine tools. I am sure we all have plenty to share with you on your journey.

BTW... what is your location? In your profile you can put a flag for the country you are from.

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Re: New member here
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 04:46:34 PM »
Welcome aboard Larry  :wave:

You'll have fun here  :lol: lots of Chaps her of a like mind but watch out for  :proj:

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Re: New member here
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 08:09:37 PM »
Hi Larry :wave:


I was (technically you never lose it but still....) a mecahacanic too, till 3.5 years ago... I got bored with working all day and being under appreciated in a dark hole they called a garage....

Still do the odd thing when I have to!

Looking forward to the pic's  :worthless:  Ok, you have already excused your self from that .... But I wanted to use the banner  :ddb:  :D


So what's the handle mean then.... Larry don't start with a h or a d?  (if it's a secwet, no worries :) )



See you around the place :thumbup:




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Re: New member here
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 08:14:05 PM »
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So what's the handle mean then.... Larry don't start with a h or a d?  (if it's a secwet, no worries :) )

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Hey Ralph... I am guessing Harley Davidson?? As in the motorcycles with ryder after it  :headbang:

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Re: New member here
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 08:15:37 PM »
 I figured the name OK Larry..   welcome, you will find some nice folks here,  you will see some pretty neat efforts by the regulars too..

I am just a beginner, almost retiree, with a few tools and a bit of machinery, not much, but plenty to keep me busy in the future.
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Re: New member here
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 08:17:45 PM »
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Hey Ralph... I am guessing Harley Davidson?? As in the motorcycles with ryder after it


OIC!   :)



Cheers chief  :thumbup:


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Re: New member here
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 09:12:56 PM »
Hi Larry,

Welcome to the  :borg:

Anything metal and other composites goes here so have fun.

I'm sure you'll pick up a ton  of info on machining here and remember  :mmr: and you can catch a bad case of  :proj: after going through some of the threads.

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Re: New member here
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 10:04:28 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.You will have to excuse my lack of computer skills,I`ve been looking for the flag but can`t locate it ? Anyhow,I live in the Rocky Mountains in southern B.C. Canada,just about an hour north of the Idaho ,and B.C. border.A town called Cranbrook.I like all kinds of bikes,but I got hooked on Harleys,especially Flatheads,Knuckleheads,Pans and shovelheads.When I was a kid,I was hooked on Triumphs and B.S.A. bikes.I like all kinds of old cars. Oct.2006,I dragged home a 1950 Ford Tudor sedan.It was pretty rough,and needed a new floor. I built a bead roller and bought a sheet of metal and made my first floor.I got the car on the road Aug.2007,I`m trying to make it into a bit of a hotrod.It still needs lots of work,but I`ll have it on the road again in a couple days,and it sure is fun to drive .I`ll look forward in trying to post some pics in the not too distant future. Thanks.
Larry

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Re: New member here
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 03:27:39 AM »
Hi Larry!

Welcome to the forum/ collective/ us...... A great place to be!  :thumbup:

You like old Triumphs?

I`ve gone all misty eyed again...... It was all a long time ago........



Enjoy! :wave:

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Re: New member here
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 11:34:54 AM »
Ya,That`s a good looking pre-unit Triumph.Looks like a 650 with 2 carbs. I had a 1959,650 single carb,with a lucas magneto ign.