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  • Posted in thread: Drafting linen on 02-16-2018 at 09:56 PM
    I still have some linen cloths made from boiled drawing sheets, They were from dozens of
    discarded drawings also from where I worked, I certainly did not boil anything whiich was
    useful, interesting o...

  • Posted in thread: Welcome to the history room on 01-17-2018 at 11:02 PM
    Henry Maudsley was a wonderful man, and his works at Lambeth in London was the training ground
    of many brilliant engineers who were his pupils, Amongst others who worked in his factory were
    Naysmith t...

  • Posted in thread: Entering the Hobby on 08-16-2017 at 05:34 PM
    Scrapple, It is always an uplift to see folks entering the hobby of model engineering , My
    thoughts are that to begin with a mini lathe & mini mill , you can build up your skill level
    (Even if you can...

  • Posted in thread: Hello from Darlington on 06-01-2017 at 11:25 PM
    Hello Jon,Many years ago, 1958 to be precise! I purchased a similar pattern of lathe , It had a
    shorter bed, I am certain it also was a very early Myford, It was not in such a good condition
    as your l...

  • Posted in thread: Lathe accident, Tool organizer, bad idea. on 08-25-2016 at 11:10 PM
    A good friend hurt himself very badly. He has many many years of experience as a machinist and
    gunsmith. He has a wonderfull shop. The machine is a big Lablond, 15x56 or there abouts. He has
    a phase c...

  • Posted in thread: Steam history on 04-21-2016 at 06:40 PM
    That is a very interesting site , If any of you folks have access to last weeks Model Engineer
    magazine, there is an article on George and his model engines, I have read the whole article
    three times ...

  • Posted in thread: CORLISS cylinder machining on 01-10-2016 at 03:17 PM
    Kellswaterri,Who made the castings for your nice model, Is it a British set of castings or
    American, You certainly have yor project looking good.

  • Posted in thread: Shop building screw up on 01-08-2016 at 09:00 PM
    About 43 years ago, I took a job in a large new college from memory it was supposed to be four
    storey's high, However in the planning the designers and client decided to add another storey
    and the cle...

  • Posted in thread: CORLISS cylinder machining on 01-06-2016 at 10:15 PM
    Hello Kellswater,You are not the first person a mishap has happened to when boring out an
    engine cylinder Something like this happened to a local engineering concern in this area within
    the last few d...

  • Posted in thread: New hazards in my shop on 11-27-2015 at 03:29 PM
    Central Ohio is pretty tame, so to up the ante "someone" in the Gov't has decided to release
    rattlesnakes into the wild again. We don't need the environment to be THAT perfect as they have
    been missin...


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