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Old 04-16-2018, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hello all, first post. I am a semi retired early mid 50's fella that is slowing down fast but am also finding I am really enjoying my home machine shop. Have mostly been a fabricator in my shop in the past to support my drag racing but the addition of a Grizzly G4003 lathe a few years ago got me interested in machining and I have just recently added a Bridgeport mill as well. The more I get into it the more I like the machining of pieces and parts. These small engine really have my attention. I would like to start out small as I am building a simple wobble cylinder air motor of my own design to help hone my skills and drive the purchase of a few more commonly used machinist tools.

I am headed solo to the NAMES "North American Engine Society" show in Detroit Mi. next weekend about a 5 hour drive to the north. Maybe I will cross paths with someone else here.

Had a lot of interesting hobbies, but the best always incorporate an engine of some kind. Getting older and slowing down to enjoy just working in my home shop.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of stuff here to turn your interest into a full blown addiction. I envy you getting to NAMES, it's beyond my reach at the moment.

I'd like to be a perfectionist, but I lack the patience...not to mention the skill...
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Welcome Enjoy everything here . Their is lots to see .
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Would be good to meet you at the NAME next weekend. Prepare to be awed if you have not been to a NAME before. I understand there will be a table area for HMEM interested parties. Look for an old guy wearing a brown cap and a blue chambray shirt. Hope to see you there.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:44 AM   #5
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Welcome DD,

After eleven years of this hobby, finally another person from Indiana!! I hail from Indy. Going to NAMES on Saturday.

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Old 04-16-2018, 11:55 PM   #6
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And a big welcome from the land down under.

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