Hello Everyone I'm a machinery designer from Calgary, Alberta with a company doing design drafting. I've worked here doing drafting design since 1979, starting with civil structural drafting for Fluor. Starting in 1980, I've moved into the machinery side, working for energy industry companies designing and manufacturing drilling equipment, and other complex machinery. We have been involved in a bunch of interesting projects from simple machined components and weldments to advanced rotating equipment. Interests include motorcycling, aircraft, model aircraft (especially IC engines), shooting, and outdoor activities such as camping and fishing. I am generally fascinated by machines and mechanisms, and our group has come up with outstanding solutions for our employers and customers in the past. I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with the group.