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New member Appletree
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:50:10 PM »
Hi joined yesterday having only just come across this forum, I have an interest in most if not all avenues of engineering.

Amongst other things I have a Little John Mk2 Lathe (recently restored for 2nd time, owned 35 years) a Willson lathe and a Chester Lux milling machine.

I have retired from the power generation industry where I was an instrument technician.   

I would like to make some "heirloom" models starting with a Stirling engine.

I have got a comprehensive woodturning set up which I want to push forward as the weather improves, looking forward to getting involved. 

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 06:44:57 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 07:10:12 PM »
Hi appletree, welcome to MadModder!

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I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 04:25:39 AM »
Hi

                            Welcome to MadModder, look forward to hearing about your future projects. Keep a photographic record of the progress of your project if possible.
                                                                 Good Luck
                                                                                       David

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:59:23 AM »
Hi Appletree.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Stirling engine! You'll do for me!  :thumbup:

Lots of help/ hindrance available here!   Don't forget. We need to see pics and a description, of your project......

Looking forward to seeing your work, and sharing your adventures.

Join in, whenever you can. Enjoy!

David D
David.

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

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

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 11:52:32 AM »
Hi Appletree.

If you were to design and build a small (5 Kw) three phase generator as a project,  with pictures, then many of us would worship at you feet.

Dave. :wave:

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 01:05:29 PM »
Nice to see you here Appletree hope you enjoy the forum

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 02:07:08 PM »
Hi Appletree.

If you were to design and build a small (5 Kw) three phase generator as a project,  with pictures, then many of us would worship at you feet.

Dave. :wave:

I can do the 5kw generator but sadly not Stirling powered, I have always been interested in Stirling engines.

Before natural gas my dad was a gas production engineer with the Gas board, he worked at the Isle of Grain making gas from oil on a site joint owned/run with BP.

As such the received the BP magazine which was very interesting, covering things as diverse as "fluidic logic" which was to be a kind of  pneumatic computer and the article which captivated me about what Philips were doing with Stirling engines at the time.
 

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 06:22:01 PM »
welcome

I share the interest in wood turning. Currently using the Boxford to make a few things for the myford Mystro . Keeps me off the streets....

Dave Springet's arrow through the bottle trick keeps everyone amused at the club. Took 2 tea breaks to work that one out it did!

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 04:55:21 AM »
I will have to make a start now its getting a bit warmer, I have a Denford Educator (Viceroy) long bed and a short bed Viceroy both with inverters. All the gear and No Idea. 

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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 06:36:09 AM »
Retired from the power generation industry where I was an instrument technician.   


Welcome Appletree. So was that Ratcliffe-on-Soar where you worked?
Andrew Mawson
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Re: New member Appletree
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 05:04:49 PM »
Go on the AWGB (assoc british wood turners) site and see where the local club is. If no joy PM me and I'll see if I can find someone local to you.

They're generally a friendly bunch.

I can now turn a 1ft blank into an egg cup (usually!)