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Hi all
« on: January 12, 2014, 01:02:34 PM »
Just joined to see what going on in here  :coffee:

Hope to join in and chat and also see some project ideas for myself

see you later

mfletch

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 01:03:49 PM »
Hi there  :wave:

Welcome to the collective :borg:

What sort of things are you interested in?

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 01:09:14 PM »
That was quick Eric only managed to upload my avatar

Ive done a few projects myself and will share later;

Anything really but not to large and time consuming

things like belt grinders/ lathe live centre /

Small lathe projects and welding

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 01:36:10 PM »
Hi
mfletch
Sounds like you will fit in well
I like your "avatar" :) :) :) :)
John

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 01:39:31 PM »
Cheers John I seem to keep bumping into you on the forums due to your videos witch I enjoy by the way looking forward to the R-TECH mig welder vid when its done

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 05:51:48 PM »

Hi Fletch!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

I see, you're not far down the road from me. With your background and experience, you'll do!  :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing your work.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 11:22:13 AM »
Cheers Dave thanks for the warm welcome it's needed this weather

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 12:58:35 PM »
That was quick Eric only managed to upload my avatar

Ive done a few projects myself and will share later;

Anything really but not to large and time consuming

things like belt grinders/ lathe live centre /

Small lathe projects and welding

Hi there Fletch, Only joined recently myself, you've definitely come to the right place here, it's the best engineering and project forum around in my opinion.

I'd love to see some photos of your live centres,I've just finished one myself which is based on the old Matosa design.

I plan to make a few more variants soon so would really like to see your ideas.

You've arrived in good company so enjoy.....Bye for now,OZ.

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 01:39:03 PM »
Ha Ha . . . .Matosa . . I still use one I bought YEARS ago  . . 1980 I think - the chap who was was making them (forget his name) worked out of a long two storey shed somewhere in Sussex (I think) and I went and collected it from him. Fascinating fellow, but I think he is no longer with us.

I was using mine only yesterday

Andrew
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 03:02:15 PM »
hi and welcume

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 04:18:25 AM »
Hi mfletch, welcome to the forum  I am sure there will be plenty things going on here that will interest you. I am looking forward to seeing some  of your projects getting posted too  :thumbup:

cheers Mick

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 05:01:41 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 08:27:51 AM »
Hi there, Mfletch,

Thanks for the warm welcome guys

We haven't finished yet!!  So here's another welcome greeting from me.   :thumbup:   :clap:   :thumbup:   :clap:   :thumbup:   :clap: 

Ha Ha . . . .Matosa . . I still use one I bought YEARS ago  . . 1980 I think - the chap who was was making them (forget his name) worked out of a long two storey shed somewhere in Sussex (I think) and I went and collected it from him. Fascinating fellow, but I think he is no longer with us.

I was using mine only yesterday

Andrew

Hi there, Andrew,

I agree with the 'somewhere in Sussex' but I can't comment on the 'long two storey shed' bit.

Wow, 'long two storey shed', now that's the stuff that dreams are made of!   :)   :)   :) 

I had a telephone conversation with the gent concerned a few years ago.  I have two Matosa (aka 'MAchine TOol SAles') running centres, a 'Sunday' one I bought from new and another 'every day' one I bought more recently as part of an eBay job lot.  The Sunday one still lives in its original cardboard box and I dare say the Matosa trading address is printed on the label. 

Best regards,

Pete W.

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 02:57:05 PM »
Andrew and Pete W, Matosa were located in Cuckfield,West Sussex.

The construction method he used was his trade secret at the time and entailed the first 10mm or so of the nose being separate and soldered/leaded into the main rotary head.

I found this out by accident one day when I had a job get loose in the lathe and break the front section out of it's soldered location.  :palm:

I think he made them like this to facilitate pressing against the inner race of the 2 roller bearings in order to prevent damaging the bearings during assembly.

The 60deg nose was then wheel or belt driven while the finish grinding was done....OZ.
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014, 03:21:06 PM »
Cuckfield - that's the place  :thumbup:

I remember persuading the wife that'd she like a trip out, and just happening to call in on him - by chance you understand  :lol:

Andrew
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 12:08:15 PM »
Well Andrew, the traditional marriage vows do say 'for better or for worse'.

I guess she should have known what to expect after agreeing to those terms :lol:
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 05:09:51 AM »
Hi Fletch and welcome from the warm side of the world

Jim

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 05:23:03 AM »
Thanks Jim it sure is cold here

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 11:34:05 AM »
Hi fletch,
                  Welcome to MadModer, look forward to your posts when you've  settled in.

                                                             Cheers David