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A Late developer
« on: September 30, 2010, 04:33:39 PM »
Greetings to you all :wave:.

I realise the value of this section but never know what to say about myself.

From the Suffolk/Norfolk border (on the proper side!!), collect Drummond lathes after being given my great grandfather's 1914 B that REALLY had a hard life after he died!

Have rebuilt that, and in the quest for parts, ended up with a round bed, 3 B's, and 3 M's.
Great grandfather's and a long bed M are completely original with treadle, the others are 'mod'ed' with electric drive (has anyone tried treadling? it's murder!! That's what the apprentice was for! :lol:)

Have got into making my own tooling and am starting a first model, a Benson's Vertical Engine (steam), progressing onto a Rider Ericsson hot air engine (for SWMBO).

Would like to build a 2" Fowler K7 Ploughing Engine eventually (also for SWMBO)

I think this site is fantastic, with all the tips and tricks for completing the most amazing projects by making them seem so simple (ish!!!)

I would like to say Hi and a big Thank You to everyone, but most of all to Bogstandard, whose posts on other forums (fora?) led me here. I am in complete awe of the man and his way of teaching his methods. :bow:

I am lucky in that I can usually find a way of doing something even if my inexperience means that it doesn't turn out perfectly. SWMBO says that my hobby is turning large lumps of metal into smaller lumps of metal, but she says it keeps me happy, so lets me disappear into the workshop whenever I like! Bonus! (That's why I make what she wants! :thumbup:) ) I am known as a jack of all trades...maybe a master of none. ::)
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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 05:29:35 PM »
AndyB

Hi and welcome to MadModder AndyB. I know that you have been registered for a while but it is nice to see you posting and joining in on the activities. If you have any questions just ask as there  is always someone around that is willing to answer or at least give an opinion. As you get around to it and have the time, a few photos of what you are up to would be appreciated by the other members I'm sure.  :) :)

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 06:04:56 PM »
Hiya Andy  :wave:

Welcome to the collective :borg:

My SWMBO wants a hot air engine as well... one of the sterling fans.

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 05:39:16 PM »
Hi I've just joined the forum I have a drummond lathe too  :thumbup:

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 04:00:10 AM »
Andy, please don't go into hero worship, I actually hate it.

I am only the same as all the other members on here, just that I seem to have a knack with the wording.

There are many more skilled people on here than myself, and I worship them in my own way, inwardly.

Just join in and have fun watching miracles appear before your very eyes, and we hope to see some of yours soon. Nothing is too small or mediocre to be shown, you are on a level playing field here.


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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 05:51:29 PM »
Hi Bogs,

I am sorry sir that I gave offence.
My comment was not intended to be so, I just wanted to give you due recognition for your abilities.

You put so much into your postings that helps so many people that I wanted to thank you.

Pictures to follow...when I take some of something to see. Lots of barely started projects that are waiting for further experience and knowledge to take to the next step.

I also like to use scrap materials when I can so 'bling' doesn't feature much I'm afraid.


Thank you all for your warm welcome.

Andy
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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 11:58:11 AM »
Thought some pics of my workshop would be appreciated

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 04:34:10 PM »
You have 3 lathes? Nice deal. Like the wood tool storage under one of them. I have a soft spot for wood tool boxes  :dremel:

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 03:19:52 PM »
Thanks Eric,

Err...I actually have 7 in all. :doh:
The two treadle machines, a B and an M are in the garage under a pile of stuff.
Another M is on loan to my employer's workshop.
The round bed is on the steel table just uncovered.

I am that magpie once I get an interest in something. :clap:

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Re: A Late developer
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 03:37:49 PM »
Hi Andy.
Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Someone on here knows what you need to know. We also need to know what you know/ do, with pictures.  :wave:

Join in...... Enjoy!   :thumbup:

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!