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Greetings from Finland!
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:06:20 AM »
Hello Forum,

I come from Finland and my hobbies are related to all kind of metal working and especially an old British motorcycles and restoring them. I am looking for a suitable forum to start my new Project in the near future, so I thought is this a good Place with friendly people? I have a small shop with Basic tools and have tried all kind from metals, forming to casting with different success. My English is not brilliant but I get along with it.

Cheers,
Jami

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 06:19:14 AM »
Welcome aboard Jami

Tell us more about yourself and don't worry about your English - I guarantee it's better than any Finnish that most forum members speak - certainly mine  :clap:
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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 06:32:40 AM »
Much better than mine.

Good to have you here.  And also looking forward to the project.

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 08:44:45 AM »
Hi Jami.  :wave:

You've come to the right place, for your project.  :thumbup:

Looking forward to watching your progress......  :)

Enjoy!

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 08:58:59 AM »
Welcome Jami!  :beer:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 11:55:05 AM »
Thanks guys. This sounds a good place. I am middle age and have been fumble with British motorcycles about 15-20 years and with metal most of my life, I have more or less experience in about everything with metal working. I have been making lots of parts for my bikes over the years. Most interesting are British bikes from pre war era. I need to finish the bike I am building in an other forum before I start a new project here.  :drool:

Cheers.

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 02:48:53 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 05:19:54 PM »
Love the hammer comment!

Best I've see is on the wall at local engineering works- large board with selection of hammers labelled from "small problem" 8oz hammer to" large problem "2Kg sledge hammer, then a large note which says "if these solutions fail you have an electrical problem"

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 05:56:47 AM »
Wellcome fellow countryman :D

I once workked on one papermill in Sweden where we labeled one sledge hammer with "Finntrim", it got used so often and we took all the credit.

Interesting stuff you have. Please show off some.

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 06:40:08 AM »
Hi Jami

                  Welcome to MadModder. We would be interested to see some of the Motorcycles you have restored.

                                                                    Cheers David

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2015, 01:45:20 AM »
Thanks for the welcomes guys!
The hammer comment is to honor for all those "blacksmiths" who have fix stuff using only a hammer, pincers and hatchet, in prewar days...
Here is a photo about an Ariel 500 I have restored.   :ddb:


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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2015, 08:12:24 AM »
WOW! Jami.  :bugeye:

That is beautiful! Well done!  :clap: :clap:

Takes me back...... A pal had the same model. In similar condition..... It was just two years old, at the time.....  :thumbup:

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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2015, 08:33:45 AM »
Hi Jami, welcome from me too...

Nice bike  :thumbup: my dad had an Ariel when I was nowt but a bairn...
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Re: Greetings from Finland!
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2015, 08:36:18 AM »
I once had a half share in an Ariel Square Four - I was 14 at the time, the other half belonged to another boy in the school boarding house. We used to climb out of the dorm in the middle of the night and go for a spin. Miracle we were never killed  :bugeye:
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