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Old 08-28-2009, 11:13 PM   #111
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L L Welcome here are a few Ideas look here http://www.projectsinmetal.com/
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:45 PM   #112
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Welcome LL. I think you will enjoy your new Sherline...they are great little lathes and can turn out just as fine a work as the big boys, just smaller in size.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:01 AM   #113
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Hi All,

Sorry to take so long to post this but I had a little trouble finding this thread. Ive been lurking here for a couple of months and have learned a lot from all of you experienced guys.

Ten years ago I retired from 35 years of flying airplanes for United and finally had time to learn about metalworking. I have done quite a bit of woodworking and renovated a circa 1760 saltbox cottage and a 1890 victorian. I took two semesters of training at our local community college. One semester was devoted to the lathe and one to the knee mill. All of the machinery was pretty well worn out and had been donated to the school. I built a wobbler out of plexiglass using plans that I found on the internet and a Tiny Power Little Kathy engine from a casting kit. Due to space considerations, I decided that a Smithy three in one machine would be my choice. I had trouble justifying the cost and got busy with a couple of construction projects at our local Boy Scout camp and building with Habitat for Humanity. Half of my pension disappeared when United went bankrupt so I got my building contractors license and when to work for pay at Habitat as a construction manager. That job went away last year when the donations dropped off and as a result, the construction schedule was cut way back. About four months ago I found a never used Smithy at an estate sale and picked it up for $250.00. I have added about $600.00 worth of tooling, etc since then and have started making chips. I am building a candle engine from plans that I think were copied from an old issue of Popular Mechanics. I got a copy of Elmer's Engines from the library and will a wobbler from that book will be next. I am looking forward to learning more form you guys.

Thanks for all of the information and inspiration.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:03 AM   #114
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Welcome to HMEM Jack.

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:44 AM   #115
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Welcome to the forum Jack. Looking forward to seeing your projects!
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:18 AM   #116
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Hi everybody.
I'm so happy that I find here when Googling about lathe machines.
First of all I am not a model builder at all. just a home handyman works in garage at weekends and totally noob.
For now I'm working on a human powered hydraulic lifter and also a human powered 3 wheeled vehicle.
I'm very impressed by your projects and hope learn a lot from you guys.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:32 AM   #117
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:08 AM   #118
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Hello everyone,

I've decided to finally join the ranks of model engine builders and so picked up a new grizzly lathe last week. After seeing all the neat engines the members here build I can't wait to get started making chips of my own. Thanks for all the great project ideas already.

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Old 12-15-2009, 03:14 AM   #119
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Welcome to HMEM Jason glad to have ya in the ranks. These guys around here have century's of combined wisdom.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:23 AM   #120
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Welcome to our forum.

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