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Offline Nyoei

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From Scotland
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:30:40 PM »
Hi, I am Eliza from Scotland. I am sorry it took me so long to introduce myself. I was recommended to this forum from a fellow member at the IET after asking about aluminium casting and I got so caught up browsing that I completely forgot about the introduction. You have some really interesting projects on here and a great community. I am probably going to go straight back to drooling over the casting projects now because they are so fun! Thanks for having me!

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 02:39:50 PM »
 :hi: Eliza,

You didn't mention what you are planning on casting or your interest in model engines.

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 02:45:29 PM »
 Another :hi: Eliza.

You will find a lot of interest in castings on this forum. Are you able to produce your own?

Mike
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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 05:10:06 AM »
Hi Eliza,
Welcome to the group!
Kim

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 11:13:18 AM »
Welcome Eliza!

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Offline Nyoei

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 04:47:47 PM »
:hi: Eliza,

You didn't mention what you are planning on casting or your interest in model engines.

Jo

I want to draw my own wire from ingots I cast out of reclaimed metals:) I am interested in green engineering amongst other things, so learning how to use as much of the waste we create as humans as I possibly can in my projects is quite important to me. I am interested in creating prosthetics and am in the process of designing an arm for a friend of mine. I'm also a mechanical engineering student and working towards my IEng certification with the IET (lots of paperwork and sorting out of work experience and certificates) Right now I am meant to be designing a parachute (and method for its deployment) for a drone cargo which is kind of fun. Anyway, I would much rather work with parts I make myself, and if I can make them from recycled materials, I would be much happier. Bit of a rambling answer, but I guess I have a rambling brain. Everything interests me. I could watch a well made engine all day long. I think they are beautiful:)

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 01:25:30 PM »
Hi Eliza,

Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

I am also interested in the history of technology and how things were made in the past. A couple of books you might find interesting:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Re-Metallica-Dover-Earth-Science/dp/0486600068/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=de+re+metallica&qid=1600690023&s=books&sr=1-1

This is a guide to mining and smelting in the 16th century. The illustrations are wonderful.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Model-Engineering-Guide-Workshop-Practice/dp/1603863125/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=model+engineering+greenly&qid=1600690476&s=books&sr=1-2

This is from the start of model engineering when almost everything was done by hand with perhaps a simple lathe and drilling machine.

Your challenge is to make a steam engine driving a generator from as many recycled/self cast parts as possible  :)  :)  :stir: That would certainly go down well in your membership interview.
Best regards

Roger

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Re: From Scotland
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 11:45:53 PM »
Hi Eliza.

You have some very interesting interests!  :)

I look forward to seeing your future posts and pictures of your projects.

Welcome to the forum.

gary