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12-26-2008

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07-22-2017 10:47 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Getting back into it after a long forced layoff
  • Crewe, UK
  • Model engineering
  • Retired Aircraft Technician

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  • Posted in thread: Gone as far as I can on 07-22-2017 at 10:45 AM
    Many thanks to you people.It is so heartwarming to think that I helped so many people during my
    life. One of the things I always vowed to do either by sharing or giving freely.John

  • Posted in thread: Vederstein's Five Cylinder Wobbler - Finished!!! on 07-22-2017 at 10:41 AM
    I love these 'Old Style' engines.It was what this site started on, bar stock engines, and it
    allowed almost anyone to have a go making one.But of course, things get better and people
    improve and so mu...

  • Posted in thread: Polishing aluminum to a mirror finish? on 07-22-2017 at 10:28 AM
    N,I only use hard felt wheel when I have to remove large bits of machining marks or for digging
    out and flatting off large dings. I also use them to cut back radiused edges to get them square
    again, t...

  • Posted in thread: BAZMAK a second Lathe on 07-22-2017 at 10:10 AM
    Norm,SR44 are the correct batteries for these types of scales.If you are looking to run them
    from a transformer, then it is a little more involved than you think.First off, you require the
    accessory p...

  • Posted in thread: BAZMAK a second Lathe on 07-21-2017 at 12:38 AM
    Thanks Baz,I don't want this little malady to come to the fore, I will just keep going until I
    can't do it any more.It is a shame you don't live nearby, a couple of years ago I picked up a
    piece of ba...

  • Posted in thread: Gone as far as I can on 07-20-2017 at 09:46 AM
    Despite all my efforts to keep going with multiple disabilities, it looks like I have been
    dealt my final hand.After numerous scans and cameras down my throat taking biopsies, I was told
    that I have f...

  • Posted in thread: BAZMAK a second Lathe on 07-20-2017 at 09:29 AM
    Baz,If you are going to be making your own holders for the 'Aloris' type QCTP, don't forget to
    make some only half height.These can be used with say 1/8" to 1/4" tooling, even 3/8" at a push
    (I have t...

  • Posted in thread: Uploading photos with text in between on 07-18-2017 at 06:51 PM
    Maybe this should be edited into a step by step and turned into a locked post as I am sure,
    that in the future, there will be many questions about how to post pictures.John

  • Posted in thread: PHOTO bucket on 07-18-2017 at 06:48 PM
    Thank you very much Angie, I am sorry I had to push rather nastily sometimes, but until
    everyone pushes, and people listen, only then do things get resolved.It now looks like the
    dream is starting to ...

  • Posted in thread: Polishing aluminum to a mirror finish? on 07-17-2017 at 01:04 PM
    Here's my experienceI've done a fair share of different alum. The best finish will always be
    billet style alum. And degrades when cast, magnesium etc... So metal type is important in
    achieving a true ...

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Posted: 
July 18, 2012  •  11:43 PM
John- I am just beginning my venture into metal working and have been reading all the wisdom here on this forum. I have looked forward to your posts as they are well written and very informative. I will miss you here and in fact the primary reason for my joining was to enjoy your writings. I would hope that if you could not continue here that you chose another venue to get your wisdom out to the novices out there just beginning and searching for information. It seems that the the manual arts are a dying breed and to have a person as yourself with all this knowledge to impart unto others just disappepear would be a great disservice to so many. Please let us know if you will be posting else where.
Tony
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