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uncle pete
10-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Out of curiosity I tried running a Google search for hobbiest type metal machining forums that are maybe a little or really unknown to English as a first language hobbiest's and somewhat like this forum. I used various search terms, Quotation marks etc. Maybe my Google Fu is weak today, But no real results. There's got to be a huge ammount of Equipment,Projects, Ideas, that are on various hobby machining forums all over the world that we never see due to them being in a non English format. Google Translate, While not perfect would work well enough to muddle thru to get most of it. There's probably at least dozens of machining forums thruout the world that I've seen no mention of. Anybody have some links for these sites? :D I do know about most of the hobby machinist sites in the U.K.

Pete

paulx
10-14-2011, 10:10 PM
I`ve been looking at usinages.com lately trying to learn some French.Very good site.

Henro
10-14-2011, 10:23 PM
Hummmm...

So what language are you interested in?

What would be the interest in a site where one did not understand what is written?

I am a bit confused by the original post...

Sort of like, "I don't speak Polish, can anyone recommend a good Polish machining site?"

Guess I missed the point! :confused:

RussZHC
10-14-2011, 11:01 PM
Why?

Well, I like technical stuff and certainly don't limit myself to the written word, I am not bilingual (or more)

http://www.usinages.com/accessoires-outils-coupe-pour-tournage-f109/toilage-sur-est-possible-t35049.html Thanks, paulx.

fourth post (posts are not numbered) photo, offers a solution to an issue discussed here...not sure if recent or not but recall the topic

I would add I have also found one or two catalogs that while on a "foreign" site have pages in several languages incl English but far more details of accessories, dimensions etc.
Further on that same thread, there is another photo of a Dynabrade product, while I am not "up" on their products, I have not seen that particular item

http://www.directindustry.fr/prod/dynabrade-europe/machines-de-superfinition-8306-450821.html

but it looks like it could have some value.

Robin R
10-14-2011, 11:26 PM
Here's a Russian machinist site. http://www.chipmaker.ru/topic/44966/page__st__60__p__658567#entry658567 It was linked to from a thread on PM, about Monarch 10EE's sent to Russia under the lend lease program. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/monarch-lathes/did-russians-have-their-version-off-10ee-220519/ The link was posted by a Russian PM member called Desti, who also posted a link to a translator that will work for spoken Russian. http://www.online-translator.com/Default.aspx/Site?prmtlang=en

uncle pete
10-15-2011, 12:31 AM
I guess my post was a bit ambiguous, Catalogs or manuals aren't a problem. I was specificly looking for non English type forums close to what this one is. Google Translate works mostly well enough to figure things out. I've seen a fair number of posts by people how have learned enough English to post on our forums. There has to be numerous forums like this one all over the world that aren't in English. Out of interest I'd like to check things out a bit.

LOL, I know a few German and French words, Swear words don't get you very far with technical subjects.

Pete

Evan
10-15-2011, 01:48 AM
If you want to search for forums in other languages then you need to use search terms in those languages. Use Google translate to translate your search terms before searching.

I already know German so lathe is Drehmaschine, and forum is forum. :D

Search on drehmaschine forum and bingo.

Note: Drehmaschine is a general term for a turning machine while Drehbank is more specifically a Lathe.

Jaakko Fagerlund
10-15-2011, 03:15 AM
Here is some Finnish ones:

http://www.masinistit.com
http://www.cnc-tekniikka.com/CNC-forum1/index.php?action=forum

philbur
10-15-2011, 04:11 AM
I'm a member of this large German forum. I don't speak German. There are several members that have the same lathe as myself so I communicate in English.

http://www.cncecke.de/forum/

Google does better on some Languages than others, I think it has something to do with similarities in grammar (or lack thereof)

Phil:)

jugs
10-15-2011, 05:16 AM
I'm a member of this large German forum. I don't speak German. There are several members that have the same lathe as myself so I communicate in English.

http://www.cncecke.de/forum/

Google does better on some Languages than others, I think it has something to do with similarities in grammar (or lack thereof)

Phil:)

Wish I understood German (I have enough trouble with English), it looks a well laid out site, so easy to reference,:) better than this site where every thing is under "GENERAL" :mad:

The Artful Bodger
10-15-2011, 05:39 AM
I took a look at a Chinese site but all they seemed to be doing was arguing about how bad import machines are and how everyone should be using good quality Chinese machine tools.:D

sasquatch
10-15-2011, 09:44 AM
I think Uncle Pete has a good idea here, , sure we may not speak the language, but i,m sure we can all learn from project photo's from others.

madmec
10-15-2011, 03:28 PM
Zerspanungsbude (German) (http://forum.zerspanungsbude.net/index.php?sid=5bbb61c18c9eb7b2cb6fd7610179c1bd)

There i found this forum here.

Thomas

uncle pete
10-15-2011, 03:28 PM
Wow, Thanks for all the information and links. I got far more than I'd hoped plus a real good chuckel about what the Chinese forums are doing. Google Translate drops in some real oddball words so far, But it's useable.

Pete