Hi,\n\nI'm new to this DIY forum but am a member of a number of other forums including Ian's excellent gardening forum where I drive members nuts with my ramblings being a regular poster.\n\nI'm 70 years young and have many and varied hobbies ranging from DIY to restoring vintage radios. My background is mining engineering; I was apprenticed to The National Coal Board upon leaving school at the age of 15 as an apprentice mechanical engineer. I've held many jobs over the years my last job in charge of three departments at a local electric motor manufacturer where I grafted for 24 years before taking voluntary redundancy and works pension at the age of 53.\n\nI've already corrupted the gardening forum with my stories many of which have absolutely nothing to do with gardening but have been received with interest and encouragement. I hope to learn from members here and to share information.\n\n[URL]https://www.gardening-forums.com/threads/lathes.14403/[/URL]\n\n[URL]https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=62371[/URL]\n\nI'm not an expert on anything and I make lots of silly mistakes which I'm not scared of sharing; after 55 years of learning I still know very little which pleases me otherwise I'd be bored. :D\n\nKind regards, Colin.