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.
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Thread: Need Help With NEW IDEAS
01-28-2008, 08:38 AM #1Junior Member
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Need Help With NEW IDEAS
01-28-2008, 08:45 AM #2
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. DaveIf necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!
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01-28-2008, 02:28 PM #3
The Mrs. made the Fire Pit, I made the Angle Fish
You could add some Fire Pits and Art Pieces to Alex's business
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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
01-28-2008, 03:12 PM #4
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.Ken
What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that
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01-28-2008, 09:13 PM #5
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:
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01-29-2008, 05:23 AM #6Senior Member
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