New to Forum, Illinois

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Steve Bainbridge, Aug 10, 2019.

Help Support HMEM by donating:

  1. Aug 10, 2019 #1

    Steve Bainbridge

    Steve Bainbridge

    Steve Bainbridge

    New Member HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Decatur IL
    Hello all,
    I retired this year and am getting more interested in machine work and more specifically scale engines that I see on this forum. I have been reading lots of the prior posts and am inspired and a little intimidated by some of the work showcased. I look forward to learning more and getting more shop time.
    Steve
     
  2. Aug 10, 2019 #2

    deeferdog

    deeferdog

    deeferdog

    Well-Known Member Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Hi Steve and welcome to the forum, Cheers, Peter.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2019 #3

    stevehuckss396

    stevehuckss396

    stevehuckss396

    Model Engineer Project of the Month Winner HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,067
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Construction
    Location:
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Hello Steve!

    We were all there at one time or another. Beginner trying to make parts and taking 2 or 3 tries to eke out something useable. After some time it gets easier and you make a 4 cylinder engine. Then that goes ok so you build a V8 engine. Pretty soon 5 years have gone by and you can make good parts. Then you spend some time learning to make piston rings and spark plugs and before you know it your typing a reply to a guy with the same first name as you. Where did the time go? Anyway welcome to the forum. Anything you need just ask. Great bunch here willing to help out.

    Steve
     
  4. Aug 11, 2019 #4

    Tom 1948

    Tom 1948

    Tom 1948

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ocala, Fl.
    Hello and welcome. Kind of new to it myself. The more you do the better/easier it gets.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2019 #5

    ZebDog

    ZebDog

    ZebDog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Oxford UK
    hi and welcome from another Steve
     
  6. Aug 11, 2019 #6

    Brian Rupnow

    Brian Rupnow

    Brian Rupnow

    Well-Known Member Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,463
    Likes Received:
    4,111
    Hi Steve--Welcome. There are some very good and knowledgeable model engineers on this forum. Learn lots and have fun.---Brian
     
  7. Aug 11, 2019 #7

    kuhncw

    kuhncw

    kuhncw

    Well-Known Member HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    USA ILLINOIS
    Steve, welcome to the group. It's a good bunch.

    What line of work were you in before you retired?

    Regards,

    Chuck
     
  8. Aug 12, 2019 #8

    Steve Bainbridge

    Steve Bainbridge

    Steve Bainbridge

    New Member HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Decatur IL
    Thanks to all for the welcome.
    Chuck, I am a retired civil/mechanical engineer, mostly invloved with minicipal sewer and water projects.
    Trying to get my shop cleaned/organized or whatever you want to call it. Plenty of things to do now, but want to be ready for winter shop time, coming soon.
     

Share This Page