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Offline PaulS

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Just Joined
« on: July 20, 2021, 04:44:21 AM »
Hi Everyone,

My name is Paul and I am new to this forum. I intend to build the Pennsylvania A3 Switcher project which I expect is going to take some time.

I own a Bolton BT800 Lathe /Mill combo. I had my reservations about using it for this project as I wasn't sure if I could hold the tolerances needed. To overcome that, I recently installed a DRO.  I was able to hold 0.0005 tolerance on some test cuts so I feel much better about it now. It was definitely worth the expense and effort.

I have not done a ton of machining but I did take a class at the local community college a few years back. I think the A3 will be a great project to help hone my skills. I still have some tools to purchase but I figure I can add them as I go.

Twenty years ago I managed to build an experimental airplane which was quite an undertaking. This one seems mild by comparison. :) I also needed another project to keep me from my required duties as husband and father so here I am.

Thanks for reading. Hope to talk to some of you soon.

Paul

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Re: Just Joined
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 05:45:01 AM »
Hi Paul,
Welcome to the forum!

The A3 is a great project :)  I'm working on one right now.  It's kept me busy for the last several years and I expect it will keep me going for several more.  And I've learned a ton while doing it.  Great help from people on this forum, that's for sure!

Welcome!  I hope to see a build thread on your Pensy A3 soon!

Kim

Offline PaulS

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Re: Just Joined
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 06:43:21 AM »
Hi Kim,

Thanks for the welcome. I have already been perusing your posts. They're great!

I will be keeping track of your progress.

Paul


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Re: Just Joined
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 08:11:37 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Just Joined
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 02:35:43 PM »
Hi Paul. Welcome aboard!
Regards,
Ron

Offline propforward

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Re: Just Joined
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 03:04:24 PM »
Hi, welcome to the forum. Look forward to seeing your projects.  :ThumbsUp:
Stuart