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    Default Some of what I do... finally.

    I've received so much advice from this forum that I felt I should post some pics at some point. Here are a few pics of completed projects. Welding has an important role in our work, but our projects are usually more about bringing together different materials to complete the big picture. Quite often the projects do not involve any welding at all; sometimes it feels like a production line. Since I enjoy welding, this is a good thing.
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    impressive Chris. My compliments on your shops (and yours') ability.

    Where are you located?
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Nice all around work, what is your main line of work?
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

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    sweet light fixture

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    Nice work, The light fixture is a work of art

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDJ View Post
    Nice work, The light fixture is a work of art
    Thanks a lot, man.

    Myself, a buddy, and my father busted that out from a napkin drawing and the contractor's "layout" of the bar on the concrete.
    The radii were asymetrical and were anything but "radii". We had to plot out the coordinates from the site, then transfer those to the shop. It ended up being about 20 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 10 feet tall. I got really scared when we had to shoehorn it thought the front door of the restaurant.
    It was a tight fit, even though we made it in two halves. This was one of those projects that really came together, and once we got it inside, we hit all of our anchor marks right on the money. Planning, planning, and more planning.

    If anyone cares, I can post a few pics of the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hytekredneck View Post
    sweet light fixture
    Thanks dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnjind View Post
    Nice all around work, what is your main line of work?
    Thanks, man.

    You know, I'm still trying to find that "main line" of work to simplify things.
    It seems as though everytime the phone rings we have to reinvent and try something new. Most of the work tends to be through architects or designers looking for custom items for a new commercial space, i.e. hotel, restaurant, corporate office, sometimesresidences, etc. The last few years have seen a lot of stainless, as it is a popular material... stainless railings, fixtures, furniture. I like to make furniture, but one can starve making furniture by hand, one piece at a time, for a living.
    The good thing is that we're always facing a new challenge...
    The bad thing is that we're always facing a new challenge.

    We integrate a lot of different materials- wood, metals, glass, plastics, composites, lights, blah blah blah. There's a lot to consider, which is why I really like the straight up metal jobs that I can do with a 35 pound blue box and a disk sander. Then I wonder what I'm doing with the rest of the machinery.

    Thanks again for the compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignWave View Post
    impressive Chris. My compliments on your shops (and yours') ability.

    Where are you located?
    Thanks a lot. I'm in San Diego. Weather is nice enough here year-round for an indoor/outdoor shop.

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