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Your Old Dog
01-15-2007, 08:20 AM
I posted this here so they guy don't think we're ignoring him. He originally posted in JTiers More toolmaking thread

Thats some nice work.....Hello All.....newbie here!....I aquired a small antique lathe and a "standard" brand knee mill.......The lathe is a Dalton 6.
I've got limited knowledge in machinist work as I've always been a carpenter and heavy equipment operator...but my hobby is restoring IH cub cadet tractors and old time flat belt driven farm machinery. The mill and lathe have already proven indispensible in my hobbies. I'm here too learn and ask some questions.....so feel free to help or yell at me accordingly.....
So far.....I have learned to make some really nice steel wool.

Your Old Dog
01-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Mayor, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your stay. I moved/copied this over here for you so it won't look like you're hijacking some one elses thread ! :D

Have you been luking in the shadows for awhile as they say?

01-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Welcome Mayor.
That's how we all learnt, making swarf and asking questions.

01-15-2007, 08:32 AM
Well Mayor, considering the welcome I got here, we should at least top that.

So welcome, from a three-day member.

01-15-2007, 08:43 AM
Well, at least Mayor isn't ashamed of where he lives, West Virginia. thats a good beginning, unlike some others who like to be secretive.

Norman Atkinson
01-15-2007, 09:13 AM
Nice to have a new member who seems to have his feet on the ground.

I'm merely floating an idea to get to the bottom of things from someone who wants to get his own platform.

Normon- the Aviemoron

01-15-2007, 11:20 AM
Hello and Welcome Mayor... So now that we know what your hobbies are why not post a picture or two of some of your toys. We all like old iron. :)

01-15-2007, 01:19 PM
He doesn't act like a Mayor or any Politician ,He sure is Quiet.

Your Old Dog
01-15-2007, 01:53 PM
Well Mayor, considering the welcome I got here, we should at least top that.

So welcome, from a three-day member.

Watch this MSC !!

Hey Mayor, what part of the world you from?

01-20-2007, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the Welcome party guys!
Sorry I havent been back since I posted that but it sure has been a busy week around here!.....spent the day today playing with the chainsaws and tractors cutting firewood at the farm......going back for more fun tomorrow!
I'll get some pics. of the machines I have and try to get them posted here asap!.
Sure wish I had a heated garage to work in right now!.....lots of projects but not at 20* outside!!!.
I do a lot of fab work for the tractors building new implements and such.....so the lathe and mill is sure helping me with these!.....I've got tools out there that I dont even know what they are or how they work...but I'm learning!.

01-20-2007, 09:58 PM
Your Old Dog....
My part of the world would be Barboursville, West Virginia. I've tried the big cities....not for me....I'm happy bein a hillbilly!

01-20-2007, 10:01 PM
Woops...double posted!

01-21-2007, 12:27 AM
Welcome to the forum. More than a few of us live in the sticks. ;)

01-21-2007, 12:38 AM
Nothing but sticks around my place. Last "count" I'd guess about 5000 to 10,000 trees on my place. No sidewalks, no street lights, no sirens, no sewer taxes, no water taxes, no dog licence, no bicycle licence, nobody lookin in my yard, no body telling me when I can water my lawn or what color I can paint my house, nobody to complain if I want to catch some rays in my standard issue bathing suit.


Your Old Dog
01-21-2007, 09:15 AM
Your Old Dog....
My part of the world would be Barboursville, West Virginia. I've tried the big cities....not for me....I'm happy bein a hillbilly!

Hill Billy is my roots !! A year or so before Pa passed on we stood in the back yard next to the old chicken coop overlooking the weeds, lawn tractors (abt 8), boats (3) and a pile of scrap and burn barrell. Standing beside my dad I said, "go ahead dad, say it." He said, "Say what?" With that I raised my right arm in Indian fashion and waved it over the back yard mess and said "someday son, this will all be yours!" We got a good laugh out of it. :D :D My wife won't let me follow in Dad's footsteps but that's where my heart is !

01-21-2007, 12:13 PM
Come and visit sometime....you'd be proud!
Backyard....9 lawn tractors
driveway....2 more
(I am into restoring and playing with IH cub cadet lawn and garden tractors.)
Check out IHRegistry.com , great bunch of guys there too and lots of home machinery going on......I help moderate the site which is about 1500 members strong now). Everybody is Welcome!
Various implements for such.
Carport....is now a machine shop with hydraulic presses, mill, lathe, and 4 toolboxes.
And I'm not out in the sticks actually....I'm in the middle of the town of Barboursville...but the old timers in the neighborhood dont complain because they all hang out here most of the time and know where to come to get parts fixed, welded, or if needed....the house basement is a full cabinet shop!.

My boys are gonna hate me when I die!.

01-21-2007, 04:32 PM
Hey, welcome Mayor.

You are about two hundred miles from my sister and brother-in-law outta Weirton, WV.

Great people, they are. JRouche

01-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Ooh Weirton, WV. what can you do around there. Oh wait you can have a good time at Mountaineer. :D

01-21-2007, 06:18 PM
Old Dog,
Thanks for the laugh!, it really made me chuckle. Reminded me of the time I was driving down the Florida turnpike, came upon a really ratty old motorhome doing about 55, bumper sticker said "We are spending our kids inhertiance".