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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Question Need Help With NEW IDEAS

    My name is John Powell and I have a problem.My son who is 16 years old would be considered a special needs child.He has a speech problem/balance problem.Teased since starting school.Needs more to do then play with a Play Station.Started Alex a small business,Abrasive Al's Sandblasting.I do some welding plus carpentry.Have a shop to work out of but need some new ideas for father & son to work on.Any and all ideas will be looked at.Just getting ready to buy 5 or 7 Hp.screw compressor needed more and drier air.PLEASE HELP.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Vero Beach, fl.

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    Check the projects gallery on the home page and look around, there are dozens of useful projects I'm sure the two of you could do together. 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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles



    The Mrs. made the Fire Pit, I made the Angle Fish

    You could add some Fire Pits and Art Pieces to Alex's business

    Abrasive Al's Art

    You don't happened to be near Los Angeles do you? Quotes of 45.00 a barrel to sandblast the paint off so the burn barrels have been put on hold for us
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Lancaster, Pa


    Welcome to the board Alex & John. Whatever you decide on, we would love to see pics of the projects.

    You mentioned about the sandblasting business. As soon as I read that, I thought of a small trailer to make the sandblasting business portable. It wouldn't have to be big but yet you dont want it too small. Maybe a closed dry bin to store your sand or walnut shells in, a place for the compressor and your sand blaster. Just keep it in the shop for shop use.

    Like Dave said, there are tons of other projects in the project gallery along with instructions on some of them.

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Dewalt Chop Saw
    4" Air Grinder
    Die Grinder
    Rigid Drill Press
    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor

    2009 FXDC

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Saskatoon, Sask, Canada


    That's a great idea, more kids should be taught to work with their hands. I guess I'm just sick of showing "new guys" how to use a can of spray paint?!

    Where abouts are you located in Canada? I know lots of guys in my area always need tree stands during hunting season (liability may be an issue). With all the snow we got today anything to do with snow removal would be very popular!
    at home:
    2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
    2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
    2008 Suitcase 12RC
    Spoolmatic 30A
    2009 Dynasty 200DX
    2000 XMT 304
    2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Sold:MM 251
    Sold:CST 280

    at work:
    Invision 350MP
    Dynasty 350
    Millermatic 350P
    Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005


    Here's some good info from TP Tools -

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