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Offline binkytheclown

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« on: November 06, 2021, 12:21:12 PM »
Thanks for the add. I'm new to the hobby and metal working in general. After a lifetime of interest and many years of forum lurking, I'm at a place in life to pursue this dream. Living in Michigan for the last few years, I have watched the auctions go by without bidding for to long.  I recently (summer 2021) grew the nerve to bid on and win a few lots. Started to install a shop in my garage and boy are auction machines dirty. I do tend to lurk as to not be the needy one, but I'll add what I can. Thanks again John.   
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Offline Roger B

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 12:36:08 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

What do you have in your shop? Don't be afraid to ask questions  :)
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Roger

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 02:53:58 PM »
Welcome to MEM!

Dave

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 04:44:43 PM »
Hi Binky (Do you go by Binky?),

Welcome to the forum!  Yes, this is an excellent place to ask questions and to learn.  People here are quite friendly and helpful.

Kim

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2021, 05:55:21 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. My username from long ago is a little strange but it will have to do. Binky or John is fine.

My shop is small but itís mine. I have a Bridgeport Mill and a Hardinge Lathe as my main machines.

John
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2021, 06:40:25 PM »
You look set up for most things  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: Do you have any thoughts for models, steam, IC?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 08:52:34 PM »
Nice setup, I like the industrial metal cabinets!

Dave

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2021, 10:36:51 PM »
Wow, John!
Nice shop :)  You look pretty well set up to me!  You've got some nice machines there too.  :ThumbsUp:

Kim

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 01:27:11 AM »
Heck of a nice shop, and some top machine tools. Welcome.
Stuart

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2021, 02:30:38 PM »
Thanks for the kind words about my garage. Living in a manufacturing state helps with the acquirement of machines. I have always liked the look and sounds of steam engines. Iíll probably focus on steam for now.

John 
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2021, 03:20:27 PM »
Whereabouts are you if you don't mind sharing? Just state I mean.
Stuart

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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2021, 09:59:16 AM »
Hi John, thanks for showing the picture of the workshop.  Looks as if another lathe is lurking at bottom left of the photo!  If your main machines have come with a good selection of the usual accesories then you are very nicely equipped for model engineering work up to quite a fair size of model if that direction has an appeal to you.  And with enough room to get round the models as they build up!  Dave