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  1. #16
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    Wow, tough situation, Phil!
    All the best for the future, I know your skills will be appreciated all over the place. Hopefully see you more at Goldsmith?

    AndrewOC
    'Waratah' spring hammer by Hands & Scott c.1911- 20, 'Duffy, Todd & Williams' spring hammer c.1920, Premo lathe- 1953, Premo filing machine.

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewOC View Post
    Wow, tough situation, Phil!
    All the best for the future, I know your skills will be appreciated all over the place. Hopefully see you more at Goldsmith?

    AndrewOC
    Thanks Andrew
    Definitely will be doing a bit at Lake Goldsmith, we'll be catching up for sure.

    Phil

  3. #18
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    Sorry to hear that you've quit the dream job. Thanks for the photos of your repairs that you've done over the years, I've learnt quite a bit from some of your repairs and mods.
    Thanks,
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

  4. #19
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    Sorry for you that you left a job that you liked and were heavily committed to for so long, guess some things have been taking their toll there for a while to lead you to that decision. I always appreciated your input, explanations and pics here, and really appreciated the grand tour (Cup weekend 2015). Hope things go well with the semi retirement, that the chores and honeydo's don't get too boring, and that you can find some juicy projects to keep you happily occupied, but not overworked.

    Thanks and best wishes.
    I used to be an engineer, I'm not an engineer any more, but on the really good days I can remember when I was.

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by malb View Post
    Sorry for you that you left a job that you liked and were heavily committed to for so long, guess some things have been taking their toll there for a while to lead you to that decision. I always appreciated your input, explanations and pics here, and really appreciated the grand tour (Cup weekend 2015). Hope things go well with the semi retirement, that the chores and honeydo's don't get too boring, and that you can find some juicy projects to keep you happily occupied, but not overworked.

    Thanks and best wishes.
    Thanks Mal
    I'm certainly not going to be idle that's for sure. The missus has just been offered a job and the way things are going I might, and I stress 'might', be moving back to Alexandra.
    In fact I received a call from one of my old customers there wanting to know when I am coming back. Needless to say I have picked up a bit of work there.
    I am very disappointed though at having to leave 'the hill' as it seriously was the best job out there though with all the shenanigans going on at the moment I have probably left at a good time. It's not looking too good for them at the moment.

    Phil

  6. #21
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    Darn with all this work lined up how are you ever going to head north to some of the top Old machinery days?

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    Phil
    A lot of life is in the order of "Form-Norm-Storm" & it sounds like that has been happening in your part of the world.
    However.... one door closes & another opens!
    Have enjoyed reading & looking at all of your photos & the beaut & interesting work, & talking "Imperial" not that confusing "Metric" stuff.
    Reciprocating machines (like Steam Engines & Douglas Shapers etc) are a "Joy to Behold"
    Hope you enjoy your new era, & I look forward to Steam Whisperers notes into the future.
    Bruce

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