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Offline Andy

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Hello everybody
« on: June 13, 2009, 08:09:35 AM »
Iíve been looking at this forum for a while and Iím very impressed by the friendly and civilised way that members share their knowledge. Iíve found it very inspirational. So here I am, but I donít expect to be able to contribute much. Although I got my first lathe about ten years ago Iíve not done a lot, due to other hobbies and commitments.

My shop is very small indeed Ė I may post some photos later Ė and contains a Taig microlathe (now used for small milling jobs only), a fairly big Axminster pillar drill and a Seig C3 type lathe, Chester variant.

So far these have been used for making bits and pieces for 17th Century re-enactment, such as powder flask and musket lock parts, the inevitable improvement of existing workshop equipment and some work on small (but not model) stationary engines. There is also a box full of part-made steam engine projects which Iíd like to finish once I have all the necessary skills (and confidence).
From probably the smallest, dampest and most untidy workshop in Bradford, West Yorks, England, if not the world..

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 09:18:00 AM »
Hi Andy, welcome to the madness  :headbang:

We look forward to seeing what you have done / will do.



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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 09:44:40 AM »
Hi Andy

Welcome to the collective  :borg:

Doesn't matter if the steam engines are model, small or large... Anything is really acceptable here. Same with the 17th century re-enactment stuff. Post up some pictures!

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 09:58:18 AM »
Hi Andy  welcome aboard the cube  :borg:

Is it civil war enactment your into or war of the Roses stuff, its great fun they have a big civil war enactment near use every year (battle of Natwich) and boy do those guys and girls go at it, and they sink a few bears just to get in the mood.

We're not to fussy what your projects are on her because  :proj: is worse than pig flue.

Just have fun and join in the fun

Cheers

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 12:54:42 PM »
Welcome aboard Andy, love the avatar  :thumbup:

Just pull up a chair and settle in  :coffee:

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 02:23:20 PM »
Hi Andy and welcome....sounds like you may have some show and tell to do.... :thumbup:
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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 02:31:15 AM »
Hi Andy,
Big welcome to you........  :wave:

Do what you do, and enjoy doing it......  :clap:

Then show us!  :thumbup:

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Offline Andy

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 07:30:26 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome chaps.
sbwhart - yes, it is English Civil War that I do, I'm a member of the Sealed Knot. Enjoyed the Nantwich event earlier this year. Very atmospheric, very muddy. It's a great hobby but the workshop provides a nice quiet contrast to it.
From probably the smallest, dampest and most untidy workshop in Bradford, West Yorks, England, if not the world..

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 09:06:03 PM »
Big welcome to the collective Andy.  :borg:

Looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

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