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Offline raynerd

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Hi from Craynerd ... my second attempt at machining
« on: May 01, 2009, 12:21:55 PM »

This was inspired by Webbys introductions post - I was going to reply on there and realised that I hadn`t even introduced myself.

I joined a few weeks ago after seeing a few of Ralphs (DividedHead) videos on youtube with a link to here from one of them. I have just purchased a lathe a clarke cl300m with the intention to move into some machining and assist me with my hobby in fountain pen repair.

I have always been into the idea of machining and owned a Unimat 3 a few years ago at university. I am 25 y/o, I teach Chemistry at A level, 16-18 y/o and science at KS3/KS4 (11-16 y/o). I have always been obsessed with science and technology and hence my interest in machining. I am married with a beautiful 6 month old daughter.

As I have said, I have tried this once before but tried to sprint before I could even crawl (in embarrassment I shall tell you that my first project was J. Wildings - Gearless Clock). Apparently, it is a relatively easy build ....... if you are an experienced machinist, with a good understanding of clock mechanics and are capable of cutting gears!  :doh: :bang:   I think perhaps my constant questions on here seem to indicate that I am trying to do similar again but this time I realise my capabilities and most of my questions are to gain understanding for interest rather than to go ahead in practice.

I have already been in touch with a few members and met John and Stew at Johns workshop with plans to visit Ralph in the near future. This seems an excellent forum with helpful and willing members - I hope I learn a lot .....


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Re: Hi from Craynerd ... my second attempt at machining
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 12:26:40 PM »
Hi Chris

All I can say is welcome aboard, stick with it and you'll soon be knocking out bits  :hammer:

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Re: Hi from Craynerd ... my second attempt at machining
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 03:45:22 PM »
Well there Chris... Post number 60 as the introduction!  :lol:

Very good. Dunno if I should even bother with this... welcome to the collective  :borg: ofc, you have already been assimilated  :ddb:

Thanks for posting up! It is always interesting to see how members find us.

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Re: Hi from Craynerd ... my second attempt at machining
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 04:03:22 PM »

Official welcome then.  :borg: The collective has already assimilated you so your in.  :nrocks:

You've come to the right place to learn. I've been in the mchining end of it since I graduated from high school (over 30 yrs and now have been retired for nearly 10) I finally got my Bridgeport that I always wanted and I'm negotiating with the CFO (SWMBO) for a larger lathe.  :)

You'll learn a lot here just by watching and asking. Sometimes I think Bogs here is head teacher.  :lol: You gotta' love the guy. Great projects and instructions and many years of experince.

Glad you really like it here and hope you catch  :proj: instead of "swine flu".  :D

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Re: Hi from Craynerd ... my second attempt at machining
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 04:16:30 AM »
Heya Welcome!!

You are already on your way I can see :)

Looking forward to the new shiny bits from the toys!!


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