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Offline stig

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Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:24:59 PM »
Found this place a while back whilst searching for information for my Harrison L5 lathe. I came accross the excellent post by Mick and that was it, I was hooked!

After reading many articles and visiting almost daily i have come to the conclusion that you're all mad lunatics.... seems like I'll fit in well  :thumbup:

Me, well i'm a time served joiner by trade having worked in a machine shop for a few years after an apprenticeship and then progressing to site work including plastic installation (windows, doors, fascias etc) and a while at fitting high quality kitchens. However my true passion is metal. i enjoyed metalwork at school so much I desired to go into engineering like my ole man who was a centre lathe turner. Sadly, timing for employment in the engineering trade wasn't right so I settled for the fact i could actually find a job as a joiner.

Now days i play at engineering, mess with motorbikes, run a web site and generally get up to no good as my wife always reminds me... plus spending far too long trawling ebay for that bargain find

My only gripe in life seems to be that theres never enough time to spend doing what you want  and you lot keep posting up even more ideas that I now need HAVE to investigate further  :doh:
Getting new-used tools to use to make tools to mend tools that you got to mend other ones surely counts as fair game

Offline John Stevenson

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 06:00:26 PM »
Good God, not another one from Nottinghamshire.

Is it summat in the water ?

Seriously welcome.  :wave:

I put down Nottingham but actually just over the border in Derbyshire at Long Eaton although we have a Nottingham post code and phone number.
John Stevenson

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 07:49:03 PM »
Whilst I am actually from God's Own County I'm a mile over the border into Nottinghamshire doing missionary work when I'm not making swarf and fettling chain driven vintage motorcars. :thumbup:
Scrooby, 1 mile south of Gods own County.

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 08:33:08 PM »
Hello Stig, I see your a joiner who works in metal.

That must play havoc trying to keep your plane irons and wood chisels sharp. :lol:

Anyway,as a fellow Harrison Lathe owner/sufferer, I welcome you......OZ.
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 02:05:53 AM »
Hi Stig!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

With your background and experience, we should get along very nicely.  :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing your work. Especially, the bikes. :D

From North Derbyshire,
David D

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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: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 02:40:18 AM »
Whilst I am actually from God's Own County I'm a mile over the border into Nottinghamshire doing missionary work when I'm not making swarf and fettling chain driven vintage motorcars. :thumbup:


Oh dearie me ! I forgot to say WELCOME. :doh:
Scrooby, 1 mile south of Gods own County.

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 02:56:30 PM »
 :clap:
Welcome.  We enjoy the company.

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 03:00:55 PM »
Hi Stig , good to see you joined up  :thumbup:, Glad you have been enjoying the L5 posts ..... still more to come, some tonught if the photos load ok. I am sure you will find plenty good stuff here , both metal and wood.
  I hope to see some posts of your stuff too when you get around to it and dont forget them photos  :)

 Cheers Mick.

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 05:00:17 AM »
Hi and welcome. Another person from notts :) your not far from me in wollaton :)
Lee.
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 04:19:01 PM »
hi and welcume

Offline Meldonmech

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 12:14:19 PM »
  Hi Stig

                           Welcome to MadModder, sure you will enjoy.

                                                                    Cheers David

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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 06:33:47 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I'm actually located in Mansfield Woodhouse if being specific. Sorry for the slow reply but been on my hols for a week and internet access was crap. Now i'm back I'll dig some pics out of my toys.

In the meantime, heres my bike
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 11:28:41 PM »
I was born in Mansfield. Ohio though.  Welcome.
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire, UK
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 04:48:53 AM »
Notinghamshire? Where's that?

Welcome anyway from the fringes of civilisation

Jim