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  1. #31
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    cool shop Kris, welcome aboard.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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  2. #32
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    Nice shop kris. i like the overhead storage racks too and lots of "blue" equipment. thanks for sharing the pics
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  3. #33
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    fun4now,
    is that the tent you're wife has you living in now???
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  4. #34
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    dabar39,
    I could have sworn you mentioned before you were working out of your house!!!!!!!! Most of you guys, that size shop on Oahu (the island where Waikiki is), in the commercial area, would be well over 1 million dollars....
    yeesh.
    When can I fly over to see your shop?
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  5. #35
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    You are somewhat correct about working from home. I didn't have enough room to do the larger trailers out of the old shop so they were done at my home shop and also anything that does not pertain to the trailer business gets done here as well. I also run a powder coating business out of my home shop. Plus we had a few weeks between moving out of the old and into the new. Dave
    Last edited by dabar39; 05-06-2007 at 07:37 AM.
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    Dabar39,
    few points: 1st:sorry, saw on another thread your eye surgery isn't till June.
    2nd: your shop on Oahu would be well over $2million over here.
    (not $1 million)
    3rd: Wasn't it you who was asking questions about powder
    coating like a month ago (since the guy was ripping you off?)
    What system did you get and what setup are you using (one
    like chchoppers showed us?
    mahalo,
    bert
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  7. #37
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    I ended up buying the Eastwood system for powder coating and we have built a small oven for temporary use, I am currently trying to gather up enough stuff to make a large enough oven to handle frames and race car chassis. I can not believe how easy it is to do the powder coating process. In most cases the powder can be applied for the same or less than paint. The most difficult thing about it is the prep work.

    The new shop is costing me 3500.00 a month for rent. Why rent you ask? In the area I'm from the piece of property I'm on would go for about 1.2 million and the building would cost about 250,000 to put up.

    And yes, I'm scheduled for surgery on the right eye in the middle of June. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    I'll ask more questions about your system and tips later when I'm ready, I'm just really happy for you that you're doing it!!! Hope you're making the price fair for the other guys, and put that one guy out of business!!! (since he does a lousy job). Rent is good (you get a shop 1/2 that size over here for that much), did you happen to get an inheritence and were able to get the bigger shop with more workers or what ? or are you going by estimated income getting better since you got the powder coating gong on now also?
    thanks,
    bert
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

  9. #39
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    No inheritances here, just stretching myself real, real thin. Hope it pays off before it blows up in my face. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    I talked to a few small time business people. they got tired of working for "the man" and used their credit cards and their left arm to open up a small shop (not welding), and put in long hours...they couldn't be happier!!!!
    good luck to you and your shop, I know you'll do fine!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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