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Old 02-04-2011, 07:55:41 PM
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my name is j thellin, been cutting metal on lathes and mills since 7yrs old. am 62 now, own a shop an doing oilfield and my own products, motorcycle engines for harleys and also transmissions, just thought i might offer some help to newer young guys and girls learning machine work, have built ordinance, reactors, medical, oilfiels, and motorcycle and car parts for many years. lost wife seven yrs ago, she got sick, and moved to trinity texas, shop and all, son still lives in houston for now. my website is rebeldreamers.com. i build really big harley engines and love steam and traction type engines also, just to say hello
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Welcome jthellin. You will enjoy this forum I know. My wife is a Texan and I am a retired toolmaker and machinist for over 50 yrs. I am 75 years young.
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welcome to the "stak" !!
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Welcome aboard.

Every couple weeks or so a question will pop up on here from someone new to machining so I'm sure your expertise will be a welcome addition.

There's already a vast amount of shared knowlege on here, but it never hurts to have a little more.
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....and love steam and traction type engines also, just to say hello
Welcome! There are LOTS of steam engines and "stuff" over on the steam forum. Come visit us!

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Howdy J, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've been making chips for awhile. I've been selling off a lot of my machines the past few years, its really depressing, I restored most of them, then loved and cared for them for 20 years, so selling them hurts. The really crazy thing is that after selling a few of them, I start looking at others to buy. I've been making chips for awhile, but I'm not too old to learn new tricks. Welcome aboard.
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J:

Welcome to the Stak, young'n. I'm about the opposite of you. I'm now 69 and never seriously touched a lathe or mill 'till about 3 years ago. Today, I'm making the same mistakes you probably made (and some you prolly didn't!) 50 years ago.

Now, I'm having so much fun I'm surprised the cops aren't after me!

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