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Offline Pthunberg

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« on: May 16, 2017, 01:03:08 AM »
All, thank you all for making this a great place to learn and be inspired. I am sort of retired in Vancouver, Wa, after 30yrs in the U.S. Coast Guard as a mechanic. Still working for them but as a civilian employee now, more time off less travel. I just recently bought a lathe and mill and am having lots of fun learning how to use them properly. This site has been a big help, I have been lurking for a few weeks now. I just completed Elmers number 25. Just a simple wobbler but I can tell you it gave me a real learning experience. Some of the parts are tiny. I was amazed when it ran first try. Can't wait to start a new one, thinking maybe the beam or mill engine.


Offline deltatango

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 01:34:00 AM »
Welcome to the forum! If the little oscillator runs as good as it looks you've made a very good start!

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 01:41:26 AM »
A good start indeed. The finishes are excellent. Welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 02:05:56 AM »
Welcome Paul  :hi: Nice wobbler and a great start to what I hope will be a long and fascinating hobby for you. This is a great place to share inspiration and ideas and help when needed as you have already discovered.


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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 03:07:09 AM »
Welcome Paul.  That is a beautiful first engine.  Most of us started with wobblers as our first build and progressed from there.  You are off to a great start.

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Offline Flyboy Jim

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 03:35:21 AM »
Welcome to MEM Paul. I'm a little way south from you in Independence, OR.

Your Elmers #25 looks great! It was the second engine I built after starting on this machining journey a little over a year ago. When I finished it, I solicited ideas for the next engine and ended up building Elmers #43:,6181.0.html It was a great next step.

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Offline vcutajar

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 07:16:30 AM »
Hi Paul and welcome to the group.


Offline 10KPete

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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 07:29:31 AM »
Welcome Paul! I'm glad you found us. We're a very diverse bunch here and I don't think a day goes by I don't learn something.


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Offline Roger B

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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Offline Don1966

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 04:59:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum Paul!  :hi:


Offline Dave Otto

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 05:13:18 PM »
Hi Paul

Welcome to MEM!


Offline Kim

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 03:18:59 AM »
Hi Paul, Welcome!
I'm just south of you in the greater Portland area. Nice to have you here, and thanks for sharing your wobbler.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 08:06:06 AM »
Hi Paul, that's a very attractive little engine, beautifully finished.  You've made a great start in this absorbing hobby!   Dave