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Matematiks
03-03-2016, 05:37 AM
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,

just registered to your forum, so I think it would be needed to present myself.

My name is Nik , 39 yo from Sofia, Bulgaria. I am working as an IT Engineer .
My passion is old machines and DIY projects in the workshop,both wood and metal one.
Owner of several wood machines, Multico, Wadkin ,DeWalt and also, Raglan little John lathe , Town Woodhouse TW369 Mk2 turret mill, Alexander engraving machine(Deckel copy) .All of this machines are waiting for full restoration .
So as you understand , this forum is a great place for me! :)

Excuse my language skills :) in advance .

Have a great day all of You !

Nik

drmico60
03-03-2016, 06:06 AM
Doba den, Nik
Welcome to the forum. I spent many good times working in Bulgaria between 1998 and 2006.
I was working in Kostenetz and living in a hotel in Ihtiman.
I am British and live near Manchester.
I look forward to your posts.
Mike

RussZHC
03-03-2016, 06:12 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Interesting to me that your machinery is English, I would have thought from your location it would be "Soviet", I know I would love to have some of the smaller but really, really heavy machines...Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, I'm not picky. They do show up here in Canada from time to time but are most often the much larger machines.
Love that the machines will be restored, most of us here think the more photos the better so as you proceed please post.

Matematiks
03-03-2016, 06:37 AM
Good afternoon Gentlemen,
Russian machines are not famous with their refine production , if you understand me. So, as I know the quality of them (robust but not precision made) I am not attracted by this machines ...
I am a big ebay fan, and also, recently there are Bulgarian companies organising pick up from UK almost nationwide, and a good price for this service.
So all of this machines are acquired from Uk, a lot of them want to throw away in the scrap yard, which at my opinion is a shame, as nowadays the quality drop significantly , and old machines are way better, let alone affordable.

Here is part of my collection:

http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/46888/79ddd7468874461.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/79ddd7468874461)
http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/46888/b45efd468874457.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/b45efd468874457)

http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/46915/c2f998469145394.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c2f998469145394) http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/46915/16afb3469145404.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/16afb3469145404) [URL=http://www.imagebam.com/image/1a2b12469145413]

Matematiks
03-03-2016, 06:43 AM
http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/46501/f6adb2465006512.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f6adb2465006512)
http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/46501/2921ab465006573.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2921ab465006573)
http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/46501/06c4ba465006599.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/06c4ba465006599)
http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/46501/5d646d465006546.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5d646d465006546)

Matematiks
03-03-2016, 06:45 AM
Wood machines

http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/46505/2064dd465043972.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2064dd465043972)


http://thumbnails113.imagebam.com/46505/c6c661465044299.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c6c661465044299)

Matematiks
03-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Doba den, Nik
Welcome to the forum. I spent many good times working in Bulgaria between 1998 and 2006.
I was working in Kostenetz and living in a hotel in Ihtiman.
I am British and live near Manchester.
I look forward to your posts.
Mike

Kostenez is a great place, I live in Sofia, but plan to bye a house in Kostenez, up part, the village :)

Jim Williams
03-03-2016, 08:48 AM
Dobra Den, Nik

Bulgaria was one of my all time favorite places when I traveled and worked in Eastern Europe during the period from about 1968 to 1972. I did cigarette filter production machinery installation and operator training in the cigarette factory in Plovdiv. I was there a total of some six months over several trips. I love Bulgrian feda cheese and Shopska Salad. The salad has become a Bulgarian favorite everywhere, even though it is not that old. I will be in contact later about my interests.

Jim

Matematiks
03-03-2016, 08:52 AM
Mi father was working as a machine fixing and maintenance in cigarette fabric in SOfia :) Coincidence !

TGTool
03-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Well, a little OT but thanks everyone for an introduction to Shopska Salad. Looks pretty good.

Tundra Twin Track
03-03-2016, 09:00 PM
Welcome Nik lot's of knowledge and advice on this forum.