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Offline BenH

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Hi from England
« on: September 21, 2013, 06:36:01 PM »
Hi all,

After just getting my first mill and a usable lathe a couple of people recommended I sign up on here :) Both need a little work (a Warco WM15 and Emco Maximat V10) but for me that's half the fun anyhow. Both have been picked up to start making a few bits for my main passion which is rusty old Vauxhall Astra GTE's , though I do enjoy making anything and everything especially tools.

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 07:17:31 PM »
Ben

Hi and welcome to MadModders. Glad to see that you have joined up. 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 participation in the forums.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 07:54:10 PM »
Hello Ben,
great to have you here! We'll all be interested in your progress fixing up your machines.  :beer:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 12:36:33 AM »
Welcome Ben, from the (gradually) warming great south land.

Jim

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 04:23:20 AM »
Hi Ben.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Lots of help/ hindrance available here!   :smart:

Don't forget. We need to see pics and a description, of whatever you are doing......  :)

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!

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 04:38:01 AM »
 :thumbup: Welcome aboard Ben.  :thumbup:

As has been said, there's lots of advice (and distractions!) here on the forum.
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 04:50:15 AM »
Hi Ben
            Looking forward to seeing your posts

                                                                  Cheers David

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 05:57:33 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome :)

There is plenty of pics on my Flickr page, here for the machine tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/wherearethedoors/sets/72157635414769855/ the lathe is up and running now. But I'll do some tweaks later on.

Few of my homemade stuff here http://www.flickr.com/photos/wherearethedoors/sets/72157629187488949/

Then my real projects, my trackcar that requires another engine :( But has lots of homemade bits on.

Astra GTE by ben a.k.a me, on Flickr

Then current rust bucket project, purchased to practice tig on.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wherearethedoors/sets/72157634029944944/

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2013, 05:50:13 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2013, 06:49:31 PM »
Hi Ben welcome to the forum , some interesting stuff in your photos , looking forward to seeing some posts of what you make .
  Cheers Mick.

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Re: Hi from England
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 06:37:04 PM »
Thanks :)

Lots more projects in the pipeline, hence getting the mill and lathe so I can step a level on the next lot.

I just need to learn how to use them now  :clap: