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Roger Taylor

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My name is Roger Taylor. I am a retired high school metal shop teacher with a very complete retirement workshop. I contribute an every-issue column to the Home Shop Machinist magazine under the byline: Old Retired Shop Teacher. I live in San Marcos CA about three miles from the Carlsbad, CA Joe Martin Craftsmanship Museum. That's one of my hangouts and I do outreach for them. I am close to completing a Phillip "Duclos, 6 Cycle Odd-Ball engine and will next tackle a George Genevro Crusader 60 aircraft engine. I had challenged my best advanced students to build a Genevro engine kit called the Titan 60. Unfortunately, we never got one to run correctly so I commissioned a YT provider, Mark Presling to build the last known kit on his channel. He did so and it now proudly adorns the entry case at the museum. BTW, if any forum folks attended Long Beach State College, Industrial Arts program, machine tool professor Dr. Genevro will celebrate his 100rd birthday soon. I have been working on a Kozo Hiraoka, Pennsy 3A engine and tender for the past 15 years. I recently discovered this forum and know that I will learn a lot from its content.
 

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Hello .
Welcome to the forum !
You have very nice engines 👍👍 .
 
My name is Roger Taylor. I am a retired high school metal shop teacher with a very complete retirement workshop.

Hi Roger,
Your resume sounds very much the same as my mate from here in Aus.
Some of his achievements here......... Model Engineer
We are all very proud of our mate George. :)
 
Hi Roger, I hope we can "give as good as we get" from you? You sound to have a wealth of knowledge and experience to add to the pot. Real experts "who know it and have done it" are in a minority here, IMHO, as I am just a bumbler. (A humble uneducated Engineer who has done a lot of similar things while "bumming around" an Engineering career. An expert in nothing!).
Enjoy the company.
Cheers!
K2
 
My name is Roger Taylor. I am a retired high school metal shop teacher with a very complete retirement workshop. I contribute an every-issue column to the Home Shop Machinist magazine under the byline: Old Retired Shop Teacher. I live in San Marcos CA about three miles from the Carlsbad, CA Joe Martin Craftsmanship Museum. That's one of my hangouts and I do outreach for them. I am close to completing a Phillip "Duclos, 6 Cycle Odd-Ball engine and will next tackle a George Genevro Crusader 60 aircraft engine. I had challenged my best advanced students to build a Genevro engine kit called the Titan 60. Unfortunately, we never got one to run correctly so I commissioned a YT provider, Mark Presling to build the last known kit on his channel. He did so and it now proudly adorns the entry case at the museum. BTW, if any forum folks attended Long Beach State College, Industrial Arts program, machine tool professor Dr. Genevro will celebrate his 100rd birthday soon. I have been working on a Kozo Hiraoka, Pennsy 3A engine and tender for the past 15 years. I recently discovered this forum and know that I will learn a lot from its content.
Welcome! Glad you are hear.
 
My name is Roger Taylor. I am a retired high school metal shop teacher with a very complete retirement workshop. I contribute an every-issue column to the Home Shop Machinist magazine under the byline: Old Retired Shop Teacher. I live in San Marcos CA about three miles from the Carlsbad, CA Joe Martin Craftsmanship Museum. That's one of my hangouts and I do outreach for them. I am close to completing a Phillip "Duclos, 6 Cycle Odd-Ball engine and will next tackle a George Genevro Crusader 60 aircraft engine. I had challenged my best advanced students to build a Genevro engine kit called the Titan 60. Unfortunately, we never got one to run correctly so I commissioned a YT provider, Mark Presling to build the last known kit on his channel. He did so and it now proudly adorns the entry case at the museum. BTW, if any forum folks attended Long Beach State College, Industrial Arts program, machine tool professor Dr. Genevro will celebrate his 100rd birthday soon. I have been working on a Kozo Hiraoka, Pennsy 3A engine and tender for the past 15 years. I recently discovered this forum and know that I will learn a lot from its content.
Welcome to the group

Dave
 
Hi , my name is Art , I'm an old newby , just signed up , I'm always interested in things mechanical , haven't built an engine for sure
but I was searching the net for info on belt grinders and that's what tipped me onto this forum , I can't see making much of a contribution ,
I guess I'll be mostly along for the ride unless I manage to pull off a complete project . Certainly looks like an interesting group .
 
Hi , my name is Art , I'm an old newby , just signed up , I'm always interested in things mechanical , haven't built an engine for sure
but I was searching the net for info on belt grinders and that's what tipped me onto this forum , I can't see making much of a contribution ,
I guess I'll be mostly along for the ride unless I manage to pull off a complete project . Certainly looks like an interesting group .
Welcome !
 
Welcome Art,
Mostly the forum discusses technical stuff about how to make engines and stuff. - But nice to have some "Art" joining us! (Excuse the pun - You'll get used to us!).
The biggest projects start with the first small one.
Hopefully, we'll inspire you to take on a small project and expand your hobby from there? Maybe a small oscillating steam engine, boiler, water pump, generator, etc. and make a whole working system? A lot of small models don't need lathes, milling machines, etc. but can be made just with a simple pillar drill, vice, file and saw. - Then you add small hand tools, taps and dies, etc., develop your skills and sooner than you think you are into a machine shop of gear! - And using it.
There are Bucket Loads of sensible advice, here. Lots of clever and very experienced guys who love to share their knowledge and expertise. I am just a ham "metal basher" of an Engineer! Good with paper and calculations, but my models lack the skill, care, time and patience that the "proper guys" apply. - It's what separates the "brainy" guys from the "skilled"... Brains are useless unless you can convert the "clever" into "REALITY". This is NOT a virtual world. The most complex of engines actually run, and are often used "to make things go" as well as be pretty impressive show pieces.
This site manages to cope with my input, as there are enough sensible guys to filter out and correct my errors...
Hope you enjoy it!
K2
 
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