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Hi Everybody,

New member from Calgary currently living in northern Alberta. I found this forum a few months back when looking for a new lathe and decided it was time to sign up. I am a mechanical engineer that has always enjoyed making anything and everything. My thought process has always been why pay someone to do something when you can usually buy the tools for the same price and pick up some new skills doing it yourself. That being said, machining my own parts has cost me far more in tools than if I would have had them made but I am addicted to it!

In my free time I build classic trucks and design machine tools. I am very interested in precision measurement and the science behind it. Most of my projects revolve around taking advantage of simple laws to build precision tools on a hobby budget.

Recently I picked up a little QC54 atlas lathe that I have been rebuilding and modifying to see how much I can get out of light duty lathe. I was always curious what the table top machines could do and have so far been very impressed.

That's all for now, I look forward to spending more time on here and getting to know you all!

-Scott
 
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Thanks fellas, I am in Calgary quite often and will hopefully be able to make it to some of the events/meetups.

CalgaryPT, I definitely do more fabrication than machining too, really enjoy building in general. Is that a porty in your profile picture?
 
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Recently I picked up a little QC54 atlas lathe that I have been rebuilding and modifying to see how much I can get out of light duty lathe. I was always curious what the table top machines could do and have so far been very impressed.
No pics, so it didn't happen! ;)

Seriously, what kind of modifications are you talking about?

Craig
 

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CalgaryPT, I definitely do more fabrication than machining too, really enjoy building in general. Is that a porty in your profile picture?
Great eye @ScottyM . Yes, that is our portie - Barti Ddu. We lost our first one 4 years ago and this one is 3 now. They are great dogs--a little too smart and mischievous for their own good, but the center of the family for sure. @Dabbler on this forum had one until recently as well.

Do you have one?

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