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    First, my apologies for the hasty sign in. I am employed as a machinist building custom and automated laboratory apparatus used in a medical research environment. I have the shop area to myself, I am the only machinist in the shop. The other employees consist of a mechanical designer/engineer and electrical/electronics engineers. In response to weirsciences question, no I have never worked at Electric Boat. I drive by the facility everyday though.I had worked at UNC Naval Products until the facility was shut down. The site is currently the Mohegan Sun Casino. I spent the next ten years in a flexible packaging manufacturing facility. The machine trade was dead for a while in this area. I still do not see a lot of machine work in this area. I have a home shop which consists of 1 South Bend lathe (Model 159Z, 1939). The first machine tool I ever owned, will keep as long as I can. 1 Bridgeport J-head 9x36 (1970's). 1 Rockwell surface/cutter-tool grinder. Yet to be assembled, in boxes, price was right, he even delivered it. 1 Rockwell vertical/horizontal mill (1968). The Rockwell mill and SB lathe have stories as to how I aquired them. If enough people ask, I will get into how I got them. I do not want to get long winded and bore everybody. I am also not the most computer savvy person I do try though. I can't add links, post pictures etc. I am also a volunteer firefighter (16 years so far).
    Again, thanks for welcoming me to the group, I look forward to contributing what and when I can.

    [This message has been edited by ERBenoit (edited 01-28-2004).]
    Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

  • #2
    Welcome aboard, you will enjoy this site and I am sure you will have much to add.

    you will be adding pictures and links in no time. In the meantime you can regail us descriptions.

    Paul G.
    Paul G.


    • #3

      let the stories flow. if someone doesn't want to read them, they can hit that small X in the upper righthand corner.

      i love hearing how people come across machines (or ideas). it gives me ideas for myself. do you have any pics????

      andy b.
      The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining


      • #4
        Welcome aboard!I asked about electric boat because my nieghbors son worked there as a welder,close knit family in that line of work.

        Tool wise your off to a good start,Oh and talk of tools is never boring
        I just need one more tool,just one!