an amazing milestone in model engineering

our little club, the Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Western Australia, was formed in 1929 we think.
one of our members is just about to tick over 74 years continuous
active membership of the club.
John Street joined with his dad when he was 12. from his involvement in the club and training elsewhere he has worked in the engineering field all his life doing specialty and high precision machining.
His business 'J.A.Street Engineering' is a well known and respected machining house in Perth.
It is a pity that the Queen isnt a model engineer. Something like this is more deserving of a telegram than turning 100.
John doesnt seem to be slowing down. He suffered a small stroke a few years back but appears to have fully recovered from the setback. His mind is as sharp as ever and he has an encyclopaedic first hand knowledge of machining almost anything imagineable.
the bugger spent much of last night's meeting critiquing a Westbury Sealion pattern I made pointing out that relief angles at various positions around the pattern would make it so much better to work with than my slack way of using a rapping to get it to lift out of the greensand. I must admit that some of the tips he gave me I'd never read in the books but seemed so obvious in hindsight that I might just make a new pattern.
74 years continuous active membership is an amazing milestone. to be mentally active and still running a business says a lot for the medicinal benefits of being actively involved in something that you passionately enjoy.
the humble club secretary.
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Awesome. We have a gent that has been in the gun club for > 60 years. Always nice to have a human history book to speak about past times.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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