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Offline Bjorn

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Hello from a swede
« on: October 26, 2015, 04:49:24 AM »
Been a lurker here for a few years, but I guess it's time to make a post, or two..

Set up a workshop a few tears ago, and has so far mostly been involved in toolmaking with the objectives to learn and make a usefull addition to the tooling collection at the same time.

I have in later years learnt that my grandfather (passed away when I was quite young) was some sort of toolmaker at vattenfalls workshop in Västerås, I still have a (very) small set of Johansson blocks from him and a few other bits and pieces.

Most machining is done on a early myford big bore (a rare machine in sweden) and an old mattson & zetterlund vertical mill.

Have so far made many, many  tools of George Thomas designs (them books have a lot of dog ears and coffe stains now).

Allso made a quorn, not completely finished yet, spiraling head to do... (Never got round to it)

And a miniature gas turbine (Gerald Rutten design, it's a really sweet running beast)


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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 05:06:53 AM »
Wellcome!

Many sweeds, I'm outnumbered.

You have a lot of nice stuff there. Show some stuff you make. When you make.

Pekka

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 07:46:15 AM »
Welcome - good to see you posting, and you seem to be pretty well equipped.

I do hope that this was a typo:

"Set up a workshop a few TEARS ago, and has so far mostly been involved in toolmaking with the objectives to learn and make a usefull addition to the tooling collection at the same time."
Andrew Mawson
East Sussex

Offline Bjorn

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 07:56:53 AM »
Haha, a typo!.. Writing this from bed on a ipad, the "keyboard" on this is evil..
 I have severe backpain since yesterday and am allmost immobilised, hope to be better in a few days

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 10:07:14 AM »
Sorry to hear about the back - been there and worn the Tee shirt.

I'm sure we've all shed a few tears over the years establishing workshops  :lol:
Andrew Mawson
East Sussex

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 10:24:21 AM »
Jeah, and every part that is taken out of workshop has a little of me. Usually blood. :lol:

Pekka

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 04:50:37 PM »
hi and welcome

Offline NeoTech

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 04:51:16 PM »
Hi and welcome from another swede. =)
Machinery: Optimum D320x920, Optimum BF20L, Aciera F3. -- I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. http://www.roughedge.se/blogg/

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 04:04:43 PM »
Hi Bjorn and welcome from Wales, worked for a Swedish company in the past always enjoyed my visits to Sweden very friendly folk.
 
Steven Tyrer
lives in Cardiff South Wales

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 04:57:39 PM »
Hi Bjorn,
Welcome to the forum.
I lived 2.5 years in Jonkoping working for Swedish Match. Where are you in Sweden?
Mike (Cheshire UK)

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 02:43:21 PM »
Where are you in Sweden?
Mike (Cheshire UK)

Oh, in the forrest a bit northeast of norrköping, southwest of stockholm

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 04:02:10 PM »


Oh, in the forrest a bit northeast of norrköping, southwest of stockholm
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I used to visit a papermill in Norkoping
Mike

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Re: Hello from a swede
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2015, 05:01:58 PM »


Oh, in the forrest a bit northeast of norrköping, southwest of stockholm

I used to visit a papermill in Norkoping
Mike
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Braviken (holmen) papermill I guess?, I work not far from there, at a chp powerplant