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Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by JimT-72, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. JimT-72

    JimT-72 United States Iron Registered Member

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    Hi and thanks for the addition to the forum. I am a self taught woodworker, metalworker, former private pilot single engine land (NOT self taught, lol), rc aircraft buff, current pistols owner. I started with rc as a teen, began woodworking at a young age and carried on with that for many years. In the late 80's I started metal working and really enjoyed that to the point that I stopped most of the wood working. I am self taught with lots of input from my Dad, who was an apprenticeship trained tool and die maker. Eventually I ended up building 3 nice home workshops through the years, and at the last home shop I spent probably 10 % of my time woodworking and 90% metal working. I am now 63 and health issues as well as a need to downsize (move to a different house) I no longer have most of the tools and machines. I really miss my mill (bridgeport series 1 variable speed with power draw bar) and my South Bend heavy 10 lathe. I hope to end up with a lathe and a mill at some point, been looking at some of the Precision Mathews equipment. In the meantime I want to keep in touch with the fun things from the past and contribute what I can. Thanks, Jim.
     
  2. Bob Korves

    Bob Korves H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Welcome to the forum, Jim! Your story is similar to many of us here, so you should fit right in...
     
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    royesses United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to your input. There are many great machinists and hobbyists here.

    Roy
     
  4. tweinke

    tweinke United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Yes Welcome! Any input is appreciated here so I think you will enjoy it. The PM machines are nice by the way.
     
  5. Ken from ontario

    Ken from ontario Canada Active Member Active Member

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    You have just joined the coolest site on earth.
    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Jim, you are among friends here. We understand.

    Welcome to HM.
     

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