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Offline 10KPete

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Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« on: October 12, 2015, 05:52:40 AM »
I've been reading this board for some time now and thought it was time to join. I'm a member of a few other home
machinist/model engine boards and despite having a fair amount of machinist/fabricator/mechanic/engineering
experience I never fail to be amazed at the wonderful work being done with model engines!! In the last couple of
years the bug has bitten, hard, and I'm preparing my shop, and my mind, to build a little IC engine. About 3 years
ago I built a little Stuart Oscillator, something I've wanted to do since I was a boy. That's when the bug became part
of me. I remember a hit-n-miss on Granddads ranch in the '50s and was quite taken with it. My Dad was a life long
mechanic and 'maker'. He started making his own little lathe around 1930. The last he worked on it was in the late
'60s when he put the cross feed and compound dials on it. Had to make an indexer for the lathe to do that of
course! I have that lathe and treasure it.

My own shop is a mess but there's a 10K South Bend, a Benchmaster mill, a couple of bench grinders, three drill
presses and all the usual other stuff.

I look forward to learning from you folks and, hopefully, maybe contributing something if the occasion arises.

Pete
Craftsman, Tinkerer, Curious Person.
Retired, finally!
SB 10K lathe, Benchmaster mill. And stuff.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 07:38:00 AM »
 :hi: Pete,

Sounds like you have all the tools you need to be able to make your IC engine :).

Jo
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Offline vcutajar

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 07:55:59 AM »
Hi Pete and welcome to MEM. Nice to see you here also.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 12:29:30 PM »
Welcome Pete!  Your name looks familiar, maybe from over at HMEM. Glad to have you join us here and will look forward to your contributions.

Bill

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 03:13:40 PM »
Hi Pete and welcome to the Forum!


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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 04:43:28 PM »
Hi Pete

Welcome to MEM!

Where in the Pacific NW are you located?

Dave

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 04:47:57 PM »
Appreciate the great welcome fellas!

Dave, I put my location in my sig. I probably shoulda put it up under my name. Looking at it now I think I'll
change it!

Pete
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Retired, finally!
SB 10K lathe, Benchmaster mill. And stuff.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 08:16:06 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 10:17:02 PM »
Hi Pete, Welcome!
Kim

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 10:27:17 PM »


               Hello ! Pete welcome to the forum , sounds like you are
                       ready to go on the IC  engine, lots of good folks
                      and information here.


                     Jim
It's not what you make,It's how you make it that
matters !!

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 10:47:41 PM »
Hi Pete, welcome to the forum. I'd love to see a pic of your dad's lathe, it sounds most intriguing. Many of us, I'm sure, have thought about making one at some time or other, but 99.9% of the time it remains a thought. Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 10:57:57 PM »
Thanks ths. I really should take some decent pics of Dads lathe and post 'em.   :cheers:

Pete
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SB 10K lathe, Benchmaster mill. And stuff.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific NorthWest...
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 11:25:06 AM »
I look forward to it. Hugh.