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New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 04 Nov 2016, 20:18

Hi all,
I have just joined this forum at the beginning of my (late in life) start in woodworking. I am a mining engineer and have long been into mechanical and electrical engineering and, oddly enough, making model aircraft! The move to wood has been a natural development as I get older! I am not into lying on the ground, kneeling and crouching these days so no more car building!
So, I have built a workshop, 7m x 3m (see pic) and am busy filling it u with toys using the proceeds of selling my metalworking gear, Myford Super 7 et al. My wife cant moan about that...much.
I dont think that I will be able to develop the hand skills to come close to lifelong woodworkers (my brother in law for example who can hand saw an 8 x 4 sheet in half perfectly) so I am looking to machinery to help and I love that bit!
OK enough, I like the look of this forum and no doubt will be asking for lots of help so thanks in advance!
John
ps sorry no pic - takes a bit of working out...soon i hope
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby 9fingers » 04 Nov 2016, 20:36

Welcome to TWH2 John. Glad you took the hint and dropped in. Its a friendly place and all sorts of expertise to call upon.
You will need another couple of posts under your belt before the moderation thing goes away and then you will be able to post photos. There is a tutorial in the tips section on how to do this.

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 04 Nov 2016, 21:46

Thanks Bob,

Yes it wasnt a very subtle hint, even i got it!

Thanks for the advice

John
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Robert » 04 Nov 2016, 23:06

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Looking forward to your 3rd post so you can share those pictures..
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 04 Nov 2016, 23:53

Well this should be my third! I will have to sort this photo bucket thing out. On the other forum I use you can post direct from your device.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 04 Nov 2016, 23:54

Well this should be my third! I will have to sort this photo bucket thing out. On the other forum I use you can post direct from your device.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Malc2098 » 05 Nov 2016, 00:11

Hello and welcome.

I've got a KK Super 60 on top of the wardrobe, part finished. price on the box - £8/19/11d!!!!

I'll finish it one day!
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Mike G » 05 Nov 2016, 08:43

Welcome John. Lovely part of the world, Cheddar, in East Devon :)

Enjoy the forum.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Andyp » 05 Nov 2016, 08:47

Welcome aboard. You managed to duplicate the last post so you count is up to 4. Plenty enough to start posting images. Hosting photos off site, ie photobucket, helps keep the forum costs and admin down. If you get stuck just shout.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Pinch » 05 Nov 2016, 16:19

Car building and wood. Now there's a lovely notion 8-)
www.woodmonkeyworkshop.com

In my previous life, I was a tree.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby RogerS » 05 Nov 2016, 17:19

Pinch wrote:Car building and wood. Now there's a lovely notion 8-)


Morgan, anyone ? Or Jelly Mould Traveler !

Welcome to the forum, John.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 05 Nov 2016, 20:54

Malc, get the super 60 built, its a lovely model.
OK, lets try a pic or two...
[img][IMG]http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q486/John_Sammut/image_zps4a8ydxe1.jpeg[/img][/img]

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 05 Nov 2016, 20:56

ok, that was a bust. I am away from home tonight, will try a more concerted effort when i get back tomorrow

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Andyp » 05 Nov 2016, 21:17

John, I have sorted out your photo and left your original image string for reference.

All you need to do is copy the string of characters in the box labelled IMG, it is normally the last of 4. Then copy that string into the posts. You do not need to use the Img tags above if you do it this way. Hope that helps.

Great workshop BTW. I have seen a few but never one with a door like that. Great idea.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Malc2098 » 05 Nov 2016, 21:46

I bet the door's radio controlled as well!!
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 05 Nov 2016, 22:48

Andy,

Thanks very much. I was trying to do it on an iPad which, coupled with my innate dumbness proved a bit difficult.
Yes the door is remotely controlled, I love it!
More pics tomorrow

John
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 05 Nov 2016, 23:57

By the way, I meant to thank you all for the warm welcomes.
Mike, I am a Devon boy, from Plymouth originally so have no problem with Devon annexing Somerset...! They will probably take my passport away now
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Mike G » 06 Nov 2016, 00:17

oaktree11 wrote:........Mike, I am a Devon boy, from Plymouth originally.....


Good to hear it. I'm (sort of) from North Devon. School in Barnstable, lived on the edge of Exmoor.
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 06 Nov 2016, 19:25

Ok, lets try again - one more here then I will open a new thread in the appropriate forum with a whole timeline of the build.

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby TrimTheKing » 07 Nov 2016, 15:14

Welcome aboard John.

Look forward to seeing stuff start to come out of your workshop, models too, I have young kids and when my shop is built I want to start doing some modelling with them.

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 11 Nov 2016, 00:26

Mark, I am away on what is turning into a 4 day binge on the IOW right now but when I get back I will post some pics of a model car I have been making for my Grandchildren. I mean model as in a sit in drive able one! It's a Toylander if anyone had come across them

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby TrimTheKing » 11 Nov 2016, 00:32

Great, can't wait! In the meantime enjoy the beer!

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby Jimmy Mack » 12 Nov 2016, 15:24

Hi John,

Welcome to the Forum from Yorkshire. Not been a member long myself, but the folk ...seem... friendly enough ;) ... and very helpful indeed. Great to have some more electrical and mechanical knowledge on the boards.

Nice looking shop, look forward to seeing some projects - we love pix :eusa-dance:

I was born 'n' bred on the IoW (webbed feet and all that!), it's a beautiful place - enjoy
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Cheers,

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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby oaktree11 » 12 Nov 2016, 22:13

Thanks for the welcome guys, new thread to follow when I get back

John
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Re: New member from Cheddar

Postby 9fingers » 13 Nov 2016, 14:45

Mod Edit: Duplicate post removed
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