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Thread: New Guy Intro

  1. #11
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    My idea of retiring is to disolve the corporation, drop the Ill. sales tax number, and drop the customers whose jobs have a lot of liability attached. Unfortunatly, they are the customers who spend the most money with me. I still love the work, but I'm extremely tired of the unreasonable deadlines and the heartburn I get from them. Dealing with the public is also wearing thin. Most of my customers great (because I dumped the ones who were dificult), but I'm tired of having to care about other peoples problems. I've had my head down, working hard for almost 40 years, and now it might be time to do what I want, when I want. But I intend to still be puttering around my shop 20 years from now.

  2. #12
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    Welcome to the site. This is a great place. I've been here 2 weeks now and have learned something every day. I was never a welder, (and still aren't), just the repair guy.
    XMT-300 with S-64 wire feeder.
    Lincoln HI-FREQ modified to run XMT.
    Esab PCM-875 plasma cutter.
    Miller Spoolmatic-1
    Miller PC-300 pulser
    Miller Optima pulser

  3. #13
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    I bet you'll never stop pittiling. My father retired as a lineman after 32 years. He's now 65 and been retired 10 yrs. He also has had a small equipment repair shop for like 40 yrs. So he stays busy. seems people who work with their hands never really quit, just do what they want when they want. he takes in jobs he wants to do and quits when he wants. No shop hours...ha ha ha If the doors are open, he's open.

    I only live about 2-1/2hrs south of PA, on the Eastern shore of maryland.

    Any rate, get well soon
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  4. #14
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    Noisy Nova-Are you a Nova guy?

  5. #15
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    Yes. Here's the 1969 Nova Marine 24'. (Pix taken testerday)



    And here's the Noise generators.

    XMT-300 with S-64 wire feeder.
    Lincoln HI-FREQ modified to run XMT.
    Esab PCM-875 plasma cutter.
    Miller Spoolmatic-1
    Miller PC-300 pulser
    Miller Optima pulser

  6. #16
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    Whoa, your snow looks as little deeper than ours. I thought maybe you were into Chevy Nova's. They would probably be cheaper than your Nova.

  7. #17
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    True, but the motors are in the shop right now getting prettied up. As long as it sits in the driveway, I'm not buying fuel.
    XMT-300 with S-64 wire feeder.
    Lincoln HI-FREQ modified to run XMT.
    Esab PCM-875 plasma cutter.
    Miller Spoolmatic-1
    Miller PC-300 pulser
    Miller Optima pulser

  8. #18
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    Aug 2007
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    Vancouver BC Canada
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    Default Hey Nova!

    Wanna trade boats?!?! Hahahahahahahahahahaaa!!!!
    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...)

  9. #19
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    I've seen your boat.
    XMT-300 with S-64 wire feeder.
    Lincoln HI-FREQ modified to run XMT.
    Esab PCM-875 plasma cutter.
    Miller Spoolmatic-1
    Miller PC-300 pulser
    Miller Optima pulser

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Nova View Post
    I've seen your boat.
    Yeah and...? d'ya wanna trade or not?

    How about a race then? I'll even give ya a head start!
    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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