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Answer: he didnít start life as a farmer!

Qualified in Applied Physics. Employed for years running a support organisation for Process Control computers. Hobby mechanical engineering. Retired early and bought a small farm.

Easy really  :lol:
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How does a farmer get to be an experienced Mechatronic engineer? You are very good at this troubleshooting.
Mark
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Project Logs / Re: Building a New Lathe
« Last post by RotarySMP on Today at 05:56:50 AM »
Nice work. On the whole lathe project. When I made the built up, steel, T-slot table for my little 7x12 chinese lathe, I also epoxied the parts together, in case the screws work loose.

http://wrathall.com/Interests/machining/T-slot_cross_slide6.htm

Mark
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The Water Cooler / Re: Building a Bridge
« Last post by awemawson on Today at 02:38:56 AM »
A major engineering project Steve!

Are you having the concrete delivered or doing it yourself? That's a lot to mix and place
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Gallery / Re: Completed project; Vertical cross engine
« Last post by sbwhart on Today at 02:00:48 AM »
Looks nicely finished  :headbang:  runs well too,

Well done

Stew
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Gallery / Re: Completed project; Vertical cross engine
« Last post by vtsteam on July 19, 2018, 10:10:51 PM »
Very nice! :clap: :clap: :clap: :beer:
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The Water Cooler / Re: Building a Bridge
« Last post by vtsteam on July 19, 2018, 09:40:01 PM »
We did not like the block that was delivered. Long story on that, and Dave had already placed a few rows of the first abutment. We decided to take it back out and replace it with 4' x 4' x 2' concrete blocks which we would cast ourselves. These will weigh 4800 lbs, vs the pre-cast block weighing 2600 lbs.

Two helpers and I cut and drilled two by lumber, cut sheets of ply for bottoms, leveled locations and drove stakes in order to assemble  6 custom  forms yesterday.  They were poured this morning.

We will need to unmould them and reassemble them 8 times to complete all the block for the bridge. Once a day. Dave is on vacation until August, and we were hoping to have all the block done by then. But it looks like next week will rain most days. I hope not!

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The Water Cooler / Re: Building a Bridge
« Last post by vtsteam on July 19, 2018, 09:34:43 PM »
He has a very delicate touch with that excavator and could place rock exactly where he wanted it -- sprinkling it in a line like it was sand in his hand hand.

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The Water Cooler / Re: Building a Bridge
« Last post by vtsteam on July 19, 2018, 09:33:08 PM »
Dave placing stone for coffer dams. These will allow excavation behind without roiling the main stream's flow.

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The Water Cooler / Re: Building a Bridge
« Last post by vtsteam on July 19, 2018, 09:31:22 PM »
Crushed rock was delivered for a base for the blocks, for riprap and for building coffer dams.


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