Author Topic: Just Landed  (Read 1867 times)

Offline Ken I

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 23
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Just Landed
« on: July 20, 2012, 03:03:03 PM »
Another castaway to land on a promising desert isle.

I'm a 60 year old Certified Mech Eng approaching retirement and getting into model engine building.

I own my own robotics company (last 20 years) but am quite happy to defer that to my Son (which means he does all the work and I keep all the money) and planning on a fruitful retirement.

Always wanted to build model engines and in fact purchased my first mini-mill and lathe for my home workshop over 12 years ago but apart from work related machining only got round to building model engines in the last two years.

I enjoy curious designs with a  high wow or WTF factor.

I don't make anything without drawings (a lifelong habit) and freely post the designs for others to use. I will post these shortly once I've figured my way around the site and settled in.

I just dare the other site to winge about copyright violation.

My other hobbies involve racing slotcars, the real thing (although apart from track days I haven't raced competetively since 2008) and restoring vintage jukeboxes.

Thanks for having me.

Never look up at the mountain - just keep digging !

Offline arnoldb

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1341
  • Windhoek, Namibia
Re: Just Landed
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 03:18:31 PM »
Welcome aboard Ken  :)

Please close the door there in C.T. - I'm trying to look forward to a shop weekend without a freezing wind blowing from down South  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold
Building an engine takes Patience, Planning, Preparation and Machining.
Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
Thus, an engine will only be built once the procrastination stops and the machining begins!

Offline DaveH

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 188
  • Kempton Park. RSA
Re: Just Landed
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 03:51:05 PM »
Hi Ken,
Nice to meet you again - you helped me by sending me a photo of your fly cutter  :D :D :D

Offline ksouers

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 34
  • Near St. Louis, MO, USA
Re: Just Landed
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 05:29:46 PM »
Hi Ken.

Yep, seems we are all finding the watering hole.