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Steel N Wood
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Posted -  09/08/2011  :  14:17
Hi I stumbled on this site some tie ago thought I had registered but either forgot to write it down or keep a copy of it. Anyway all done now. Born in Stanley shipped out to Australia as a freebe with mum & dad back in the 60's. Never been back, to much to do here. I found myself involved with wood n steel hence the name since school days. These days Ornamental Turning and wood work are my past time/hobby.

 Have trolled some wonderfull photos of the north on this site also.

 

Ray


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Sunray10
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Posted - 09/08/2011 : 18:09
Hi there Ray welcome to OGFB. My name is also Ray - so things might get a bit confusing but never mind. We would welcome some photos on here. Sounds interesting ornamental turning ! Thumbs-up


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 10/08/2011 : 06:50
Welcome Ray. Look in the old Shed culture topic for Johnny Pickles' OT lathes.


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Steel N Wood
New Member


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Posted - 10/08/2011 : 08:55
Thanks Ray confusing why ? I used to be a coach driver here in Australia and down the snow there were 5 Ray's when we would retire to our coffee shop during the day. Passengers would walk in and yell out Hi Ray we would all resound which one LOL.

 

Stanley your post is what led me again to this site while doing research on OT, I went breifly through the 90+ pages drooling over your restoration. I tried last night to post a reply but sadly could not.  

 I am the editor for Ornamental Turners Australia Group http://www.otga.org.au/

 

Ray


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Cathy
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4249 Posts
Posted - 10/08/2011 : 12:18
Welcome Steel and Wood, sounds like you will fit in well here :)


All thru the fields and meadows gay  ....  Enjoy   
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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 11/08/2011 : 07:50
Ray, restorations actually, I have both Johnny's lathes that he made. I have never allowed myself to get into OT seriously, neither did Johnny, he just made a couple of objects using every technique he could think of and then only used them for gear-cutting for his clocks. That's why ha built the 1956 lathe, big enough to cut gears for church clocks. You should see the stack of change wheels for it! All made out of loom gears. Both lathes run like silk and are tight and accurate, the time I spent on lead screws atc was well worth it.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 11/08/2011 : 07:51
PS. I even use the Horace Green motors bought by him for them. Both rewound for nowt by a local firm who were interested in the project.


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