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Offline jbonham

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New Member from Indiana
« on: May 03, 2014, 03:36:11 PM »
Hello from Mishawaka, IN 
My name is Jim and I'm a retired industrial arts teacher. Lasted 36 1/2 years!  I've  always been interested in all things
mechanical.  I now have a shop in the basement of my home where I have a 9" South Bend lathe that my father bought new
in the 50's.  A Rockwell mill that I have added a DRO, power down spindle and power x feed on the table.  Projects so far are
include Fords's 1st engine and in the process of building 2  of Bob Shores Hercules.  I just returned from the NAMES model show in the Detroit area and realize how far behind I am!!  Make lots of stupid mistakes but keep plodding along. :doh:

Offline krv3000

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Re: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 04:59:12 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 05:39:30 AM »

Hi Jim!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

You've come to the right place. Lots of people here, with lots of answers. Probably, all different!  :scratch:

Looking forward to seeing your work.   :thumbup:

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: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 06:12:40 AM »
Welcome Jim!

I'd like to see a pic of your powered down-feed. Do you mean that the quill is powered?What was the reason for doing that?

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Re: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 08:46:53 AM »
Hi Jim,welcome.


Always nice to hear from fellow enthusiasts from across the pond...
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Re: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 09:20:07 AM »
Welcome Jim!

I'd like to see a pic of your powered down-feed. Do you mean that the quill is powered?What was the reason for doing that?

Hello & Welcome Jim,  :beer:

I too would like to see how you did that.  One of my projects is designing a X feed drive for my mill.  Mind you my round tuit pile is getting bigger daily...   :coffee:



Best Regards:
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Offline Meldonmech

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Re: New Member from Indiana
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 10:22:34 AM »
Hi Jim

              Nice to hear from you, welcome to the forum, interested to see what you've been building.

                                                           Cheers David