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Offline jonogt

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Hi there, new to the boards
« on: February 08, 2009, 05:45:10 AM »
I created an account here about 2 months ago after watching one of Divided Head's youtube videos of his steam engine, but I got distracted with all sorts of stuff and havn't posted much and gotten my feet wet.

I'm a Jr. in college, majoring in industrial engineering, and im into just about anything you'd find in a garage or shop... woodworking, motorcycles, power tools in general, welding, etc. 

I recently got permission from the university to use the student machine shop at my leisure... access to a lathe, milling machine, mig, tig, plasma cutter, oxy/acet, drill press, grinders, band saw, etc, 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.  The work I do in there doesn't have to be school related, so I'm exploring different project options.

The thing I've been wanting to do for a while now, as I referenced above, is a model steam engine, so you may see my posts with questions in the other forums.  Of course, any input is much appreciated  :dremel:


Looking forward to utilizing the knowledge bank that you guys offer here  :smart:

-Jon

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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 06:04:34 AM »
Hi Jon

You've joined a good forum lots of chaps here with loads of experience any questions please post them, we'de be only too pleased to try and answer, and we will love to see your projects.

but don't forget  :worthless:

and :mmr:

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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 06:09:49 AM »
Hi Jon,

Sounds like you've got no excuses now...you lucky chap  :thumbup:

Welcome to the board  :mmr:
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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 09:25:45 AM »
Hi Jon,

Welcome to the collective  :borg:

I know we've spoken before (a while ago now!) have you had any luck with some pic's of your work?

Good to know you have access to some machinery... We should be seeing some interesting stuff posted soon enough ehh?

If you can't find the answers you are looking for in the wonderful world of the interweb, then the MadModder colective may be able to help.... There's some smart cookies on here!

Enjoy yourself and tell us how your getting on.... If you hadn't guessed pictures and videos are our favourite way of getting info accross  :thumbup:



See you around the pages :wave:




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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 09:53:34 AM »
Hi Jon,

Nice to have acess to so many tools. Hope to see a running engine some time. As has been said,  :worthless:, so if you do finally get around to building that first engine start a thread in the projects section so we can see what your doing.

Again welcome and you have been assimilated to the collective.  :borg: :borg:

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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 10:43:18 AM »
Big welcome Jon!

It`s nice here.......   :thumbup:
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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 01:41:17 PM »
Jon,

Welcome to the collective  :borg:! Sounds like you have the access to some tools/toys to do some cool stuff. Keep us up to date!

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Re: Hi there, new to the boards
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 05:23:45 PM »
Heya Welcome to the forum!

Lots and lots of good people here, with tons of experience who can give nudges along the way!

I myself am new new new, and have learned tons!

Scott
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