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Offline andyf

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Hello from Cheshire
« on: September 10, 2009, 12:44:02 PM »
Hello folks,

Iím just a very amateur tinkerer, so Iíve joined to look and learn from the gurus on here. Iíve owned a lathe since I bought a used baby Perris (forerunner of the Cowells ME 90) for £20 in the Ď70s. Now Iíve retired, I bought a Warco WM180. Not exactly a precision toolroom machine, I know, but at least it is a bit bigger. Then I found a Mk 1 Dore Westbury on Ebay. So far, I seem to use the WM180 to make improvements for the DW and vice-versa. I donít use the Perris much these days, but it may have a future sitting on the DW table as a horizontal indexer.
Now, Iím looking round for a proper project, having put enough bells and whistles on the Warco lathe for the time being. If anyone is interested in modding the WM180, my (humble) efforts are detailed at http://andysmachines.weebly.com .

Cheers,
Andy
Sale, Cheshire
Sale, Cheshire
I've cut the end off it twice, but it's still too short

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 01:10:57 PM »
Hi there Andy :wave: Welcome to the club.

We are all here to learn from each other, so please jump in and share what you do and dont forget to show us too, we like pics here cos  :worthless:


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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 01:15:35 PM »
Welcome aboard the cube Andy  :borg:

Well thats three of use from the cheese county.

Very impressed with the work you've done on the Warco I reckon you'll fit right in her, as for projects well this place is infected with  :proj:

and don't forget we like lots of pics

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 02:50:44 PM »
 :wave:

hello

some good ideas i could copy there :thumbup:
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 06:13:51 PM »
Hi Andy,

I am the other one from the cheese and cat county.

You are always welcome to 'pop' over and see us whenever you feel you have the need.

Just enjoy what you see, and join in whatever takes your fancy.


Bogs from Crewe.

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 10:02:47 PM »
Hi Andy  :wave:


Welcome to the collective  :borg:




I'm pretty close to you too.... North Wales.  Can't be too far away?

I like your saddle stop a lot..... Nice idea, I'm already wondering about one like it on my lathe...... Course I've got to get some time in the shop first!!




Anyway, I should be asleep.... See you around the forum  :thumbup:







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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 03:40:02 PM »
Hi Andy!

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Can't wait to see what you do?

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 04:35:34 PM »
Hey Andy - North Manchester here...not too far away either!

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Re: Hello from Cheshire
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 06:45:43 PM »
With so many members nearby, maybe I should forget the computer and just go outside with a loudhailer  :wave:

Andy
Sale, Cheshire
I've cut the end off it twice, but it's still too short