I know things like this get posted here and there...some with mixed responses. Here it goes.. I'm looking for some hands on experience in welding and metal shaping as I don't know a lot in these two areas. I'm not looking to do this to make profits...for my use and my use only, and maybe one day when I'm experienced enough I can pass along the same. I'm not looking for a job...just knowledge. Im willing to help with what ever in trade for teachings, and willing to pay for materials and supplies used. I live in Fayetteville NC and am willing to travel within reasonable distance. My mechanical background: 10yrs experience in aircraft pneudraulics, I know shop safety, shop practices, some arc and oxycetaline welding experience in high school..but have forgotten most. I just got out of the military not to long ago as a SSG (E-6) after ten years of service. Im not trying to catch a lot of flak like a B-17 bomber over WWII Europe for posting this....just looking to learn. Im doing this for me and for my grandfather, whom was told that what I did with old cars was because of his influences...I assure that my intentions are good and not to take business away from someone. I would go to school for welding, but the only welding course around here sucks and I would have to wait till fall of 2011 to start on top of that.