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Offline Manual Martin

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Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« on: March 31, 2024, 01:20:36 PM »
Hi everyone, thanks for letting me join. Iíve been employed as a manual turner for nigh on 34 years, though my chucks are 6í6Ē in diameter and workpieces can be up to 20,000kg and mostly inconels.

Iíve been lurking your forums on and off for a year or so now and love what I see as well as it being very informative. The mrs has given me the green light to get a small lathe, so Iím hatching up plans to firstly build a little workshop and then pop a lathe in it. Struggling to decide which brand to go for at the moment but itís looking like Iím gonna be making a choice between Denford, Boxford or bite the bullet and look out for a small Herbert. Logistics of getting one moved in are frightening me a little but Iíll cross that bridge when I get to it. 😂

Offline Roger B

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Re: Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 01:36:44 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

Good luck with building up your workshop  :)
Best regards


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Re: Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 04:38:26 AM »
Welcome to the forum!
You'll have to let us know what machine you get to start out your shop!  We all love to look at new machines, even if they are just new-to-you machines.  :Lol:


Offline Chipswitheverything

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Re: Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 09:25:53 AM »
Enjoy getting your workshop set up and equipped, should be a fulfilling project.  I can't imagine the responsibility of machining workpieces of the size and weight that you mention, it seems bad enough to us when we are working on something an inch or two in diameter and hit a bit of a snag! Any photos available of the sort of lathe set ups and components that you tackle at your place of work?   Dave

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Re: Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2024, 01:58:08 PM »
 :hi: A warm welcome to the forum, some clever and friendly people here; always willing to help.

Enjoy setting up your workshop and finding the machinery to fill it. You should be well situated, in South Yorkshire, to find good ex industry machines.

You will  have a fun time re-learning the feeds and speeds used on a model maker's lathe compared to the monster machines of your day job.


It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Sometimes, it can be a long and winding road

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Re: Hello from South Yorkshire, UK
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2024, 03:47:33 PM »
Hello and welcome! Look forward to seeing what you get up to. As a young man, for a time I ran a lathe with about a 2 foot chuck - a watchmaker's lathe in comparison!


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