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09-05-2016, 05:38 PM
started out life as toolmaker fitter apprentice in the early 70,s
in the aviation industry
got into nc machines around 1975 (moog 1000/ moog 1000 atc)
then moog 3000 cnc , interact 145, matchmaker with fanuc 6mb control
moved to dorset and ended up working for working for myself in propety
maintanance for the next 30 odd years
retired one year ago now into hobby engineering with bench top cnc mill
cnc lathe, two c/lathes and vertical mill making stationary engines

Clive S
09-05-2016, 07:19 PM
Welcome to the forum Geoff I can see you will become a valued member of the forum are you going to cnc your mill?

09-05-2016, 10:34 PM
Welcome Geoff, I am just down the road from you.

10-05-2016, 09:56 AM
Good morning Geoff, I haven't been on here for a couple or more years due to health, and I also forgot my logging in info so changed from g4ghp to G4gh. Just down the road from you. Hello Clive, read your mail very often, and appreciate your welcoming, and also good advice.
Cheers... Bren

10-05-2016, 05:26 PM
hi clive
thanks for replying and making me feel welcome
i have a cnc mill a warco conversion done by a very
nice man kevin freeman from essex have had no issues with it for two years
i will try and post some pics
not very good with computors and rely on my two sons
to help
hope you get this


10-05-2016, 05:32 PM
hi bren
thanks for the reply
do you have a workshop ? what do you make?
where are you am i allowed to ask this ?
lots of qestions sorry


10-05-2016, 06:01 PM
hopefully you will these if not blame my son jake184431844418445184461844118442

Clive S
13-05-2016, 07:06 PM
hopefully you will these if not blame my son jake184431844418445184461844118442Hi Geoff Sorry for not replying earlier but I have been away in Padstow for a few days. It looks like you have quite a bit of kit there I have a Warco that I have converted with ball screws and steppers and also a Myford converted to cnc. You certainly seem to have the skills if you can make parts like those of the engine.

I take it you are a ham I did mine in 1965 but did not do the morse till another 20 years hence the G0HHR

16-05-2016, 09:06 AM
Hello Geoff,sorry about the delay in coming back to you. I sent you an email, and hopefully you have got it. Were you a radio ham earlier on in life? I have given up my radio comms, as I really only used it when I was in the forces, as it gave me a lot of flexibility, and I used to design and build big amplifiers.

I am right in the middle of getting a new 3 phase motor and controller for my old Myford ML7. I see you have a good selection of machines in your workshop, which gives you the ability to tackle some interesting constructions.