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  1. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    @not done it yet ,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Don't be put off by people with incredible skills, and insane projects.

    We're not all that talented.

    But it's lovely to see.

    Welcome!
     
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  2. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    where all not welders on here

    as we do other jobs by different trades people

    many are hobbyists as well

    so come and join the fun just remember its a family forum as well
     
  3. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    We don't bite....

    We're friendly and helpful.
     
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  4. not done it yet Member

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I live in Lincolnshire and am a sort of hobbyist. I enjoy tinkering and reviving old machinery - although I have been more than a bit restricted in recent years by a heart bypass (thank you, Papworth), or rather the need for it in the first place.

    Growing up on a farm in the 1950s sort of started me off with repairs, modifications and engines. Now, well beyond the big 70, I have slowed down - a lot!

    Anyhow, I have both a Raglan 5” lathe and their delightful (if small) mill, along with a Centec 2B and now an Eagle surface grinder - yet to be built up after I can make extra workshop space. Pete initially pointed me in the direction of his restoration and I have since read Rob’s thread documenting his journey, restoring his ‘heap’ of worn parts into a working machine. My example is, thankfully, in much better condition than either of their starting points! I intend to simply rebuild and only ‘fettle’,any obvious areas that need minor attention.

    Other (interesting?) machines include a Drummond hand shaper (and an Alexander) among the usual(?) cutting grinding and welding machines/tools.

    Science degree educated, but practical; “Jack of all trades” might be a good description of myself.

    NDIY
     
  5. Nick DV

    Nick DV "You must unlearn what you have learned."

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    Hi there :waving: A great bunch on here, and they are great teachers - they taught me how to weld so says it all :thumbup:
     
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