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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Albury
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    54
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    Default Hello from Albury

    Hello,
    although I spent most of my working life in industrial automation and electrical engineering, I have very fond memories of my metalwork training (lathe, mill, etc) when I was an apprentice in the early 80's.
    Now that my son is in his apprenticeship (sparky), he has developed an interest in metalwork and we purchased a second hand Hafco AL336D lathe plus some TIG and Oxy equipment. I'm trying hard to recall the skills I learned nearly 40 years ago and with the assistance of youtube have found most the basics still lurking somewhere in the grey matter, that's why I feel I'm pretty much back at "Apprentice" level .

    So .... here I am, looking to tap into the knowledge of forums members and hoping that I might be able to contribute something useful in the future.

    Other (less relevant) info:
    I have lived in the Albury/Wodonga (VIC/NSW border, Australia) region since 1988.
    My interests include electronics, programming (C, C++, ObjC) and sailing (mostly in QLD).
    Professionally I'm still involved with design and maintenance of NC control systems, servo motors, VSD's, encoders, glass scales, etc.
    Whilst I understand the basics of G-code programming I wouldn't know how to operate a CNC machine.

    Thanks to Neil and all admins of this forum, you've created a great resource.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Age
    52
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    92

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    Welcome!



    I might get your help if I finally setup some DRO stuff. We can code up an Android/Mac/iPad app for the display )

  3. #3
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    Feb 2020
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    Albury
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    54
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelpearson View Post
    ....we can code up an Android/Mac/iPad app for the display )
    Mac and iPad ... yes, love it ...... but I refuse coding for the 'droid!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Murray Bridge S Aust.
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    67
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    WELCOME to a TOP FORUM and thanks for the decent intro. It's nice to know the background of the members.
    Look forward to seeing pics and WIP reports.
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

  5. #5
    Join Date
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    Location
    Rockhampton, QLD
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    64
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    Welcome to the forum.

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