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Offline Bangkok Mick

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Hi from Bangkok
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:09:45 AM »
Hi, I have been a steam engine enthusiast for a few years now collecting and tinkering with small engines. I have just bought my first Taiwan made 7” x 14” lathe and have been recommended to this forum by another member forum “Stilldrillin”.

I am in the process of setting it up on a stable bench and buying tooling and material to start to practice as I have never used a lathe before.

I look forward to posting my progress on this forum as I build up my skills.

Cheers Mick

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 11:20:43 AM »
Hi Mick.
Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

You're in the right place. Lots of people with lots of collective knowledge. But, lots of different answers too.......  :palm:

No question is off limits. In time, you'll be answering them too!  :thumbup:

Above all, join in, show pics where necessary, have fun!  :D

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

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 12:33:57 PM »
Hello Mick, and welcome! Being a beginner at anything is the most fun of all. A world of possibilities!
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 12:40:40 PM »
Mick

Hi and welcome to MadModder. It's always nice to get new members from around the world. It goes to show that
 
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is truly internatonal. If you have any questions just ask as there is always someone around to answer or at least give an opinion. We look forward to your future participation in the various forums.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 06:24:41 PM »
Welcome to the Collective!

Offline Bangkok Mick

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 11:01:56 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys, this looks like a great forum so looking forward to many posts.

Cheers Mick

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 11:44:24 PM »
Hiya Mick,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Post up the process of you setting up your shop. I am sure the collective wisdom here can assist.

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 12:03:52 AM »
Sawadee Mick,

When not in the States I spend my time in your neck of the woods... Khon Kaen.

how is the lathe coming along?

Phrog ... Aka Rob

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 05:38:41 AM »
Hi there, Mick, and welcome.   :beer:   :beer:   :beer: 

SNIP
I am in the process of setting it up on a stable bench and buying tooling and material to start to practice as I have never used a lathe before.
SNIP
Cheers Mick

I hope your workshop isn't in the floating market district!  How would you achieve a 'stable bench' on a houseboat?   :D   :D   :D 

On second thoughts, I should remember that many Drummond lathes were installed on ships and submarines.  And I was told many years ago about a gear-cutting firm in the Manchester area whose most precise machines each floated on a pool of mercury (aka 'quicksilver') to isolate them from the tremors of passing trams!   :thumbup:   :thumbup:   :thumbup: 
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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 08:19:49 AM »
I didn't have a lathe in my houseboat, but I'm sure it would have been usable if I had. Not underway, but in a protected anchorage or a dock, sure. The main thing would be to fasten it well enough so it wouldn't come adrift in a seaway when not in use. It's a lot of weight to throw around. My Gingery lathe would have been a good choice since all the castings were aluminum, and the whole lathe with motor probably only weighed 50 pounds, but I didn't build it until I was long off the boat.
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 10:30:59 AM »
Hello Mick,
               welcome to the madness.  Good choice of starter lathe the 7x14, I have had a larger lathe for 20yrs and bought a mini lathe a few years back, it was to do metric thread cutting.  The second lathe has proved very useful especially once I have a job setup in the main lathe and find I need a bush or part for tooling.

http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com

   Have a look on this site, for inspiration and ideas.  Loads of stuff on the net, just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later  :thumbup:

               Joules

Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2013, 10:45:02 AM »
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...  Loads of stuff on the net, just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later  :thumbup:

               Joules

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I like that advise. You should use that as your tag line.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 10:22:38 PM »
Sawadee Mick,

When not in the States I spend my time in your neck of the woods... Khon Kaen.

how is the lathe coming along?

Phrog ... Aka Rob

Hi Rob and welcome to the forum, this forum is a great source of information. I've been using my lathe for a few months now and have a couple of projects under my belt with plenty more to learn.

Say hi next time your in Bangkok.

Cheers Mick

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 12:48:17 AM »
Welcome Mick I am sure you will enjoy the company here.

Jim

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Re: Hi from Bangkok
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2013, 04:23:33 AM »
Hi Mick

                  Welcome to the forum.

                                                     Cheers David