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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustypipes, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. 23reotim
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 139

    23reotim
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    from arizona

    i was an offset pressman for 18 years untill the economic downfall in 2009. loved doing it and miss it. i am now a flexo pressman and i make those little white labels they use to mark and put around bundles of wires. i hate it!
     
  2. rickkane
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 255

    rickkane
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    I build malls and shopping centers.
     
  3. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 195

    Molonewolf
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    I work the counter at a parts store,
     
  4. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 826

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    Worked on the railroad for 38 years fixing and testing railroad signal systems now retired. Now I spend my days working at Ron's Hobby Shop on cool Hot Rod projects just loving every minute.
     
  5. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,480

    Rusty O'Toole
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    Work? I try to avoid it.

    Used to manufacture fruitcakes for the Christmas trade. No kidding, 70% of the fruitcakes sold in North America are made at the Weston plant right here in Cobourg Ontario. We made 132 different brands. All the production machinery was old, cast iron, streamlined stuff from the forties, perfectly maintained and painted white every year. It was great.
     
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  6. chinarus
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 499

    chinarus
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    from Georgia

    Computer consultant/programmer/designer is my daytime job.
    First techie job was repairing and maintaining the hardware including the big mechanical stuff. (Yes there are a few old geeks that didn't lose their job to offshoring and outsourcing).
     
  7. Being retired for the last 30 years from the speed industry,,I now spend many hours a day reading and laughing at the many stupid remarks here on the HAMB...and there are more than you think..
     
  8. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,932

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    New Mexico DOT, Land Surveying and Mapping.

    Musician at night (sometimes...business has been slow lately)
     
  9. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,267

    upspirate
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    Bring your parts!!!:cool::eek:
     

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  10. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571

    BISHOP
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    In the middle of a career change.

    Opening an Art Gallery. Life long dream of mine.
     
  11. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,728

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    After college (1972), I worked as a Commercial Artist for a shop called "The Studio". Clients were Hooker Headers, Isky Cams, Edelbrock, etc.......Our salesman had a "locked on" the inside cover, middle and rear cover of all the major magazines. After that, I worked for "Creative Artist Inc" designing wrapping paper and small ads in the Flexography printing industry. From there, I went to "Standard Graphic Arts" designing boxes for produce growers in the San Joaquin Valley. I also designed the intake manifold boxes for Edelbrock before they went to colored labels.

    Working as an artist worried me because I knew I couldn't live on Social Security when I retired, so I joined the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. I did that for 28 years, till I retired. Been retired for 2 years now and loving life. Unfortunately, I still have a house payment so there's no "mad money" any more. Fortunately, the 2 cars I do have are done.
     
  12. Grumbler
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 358

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    I tinker on airplanes uploadfromtaptalk1360772813604.jpg

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  13. Test Engineer for a power sports manufacturer.

    Yes, I get paid to ride (and break) ATV's and snowmobiles.

    The view from my office....

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260

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    Retired FAA Air Carrier Aviation Safety Inspector.
     
  15. beyond static
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
    Posts: 136

    beyond static
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    from Louisiana

    I'm a lab analyst at a chemical plant.
     
  16. I have been retired for 12 years ,I was the Facilites and Transportation director for a small school district in NY. Now I have a small shop, I do all kinds of stuff sometimes it good fun and some times not.
     
  17. handmedown40limited
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
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    from tracy ca

    Cnc machinist for a company that makes bakery equipment
     
  18. WHAT? :confused: I was always under the impression that there were only a Fruit Cakes ever made and that everyone just passed it on (re gifted) from year to year cuz no on e ever actually ate one!
     
  19. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    They wear out eventually so every year we turn out a few new ones.

    I like fruitcake, try a slice of the dark fruitcake with a wedge of sharp cheddar and a glass of whiskey. :)
     
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  20. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
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    W-O-R-K ???? You need to watch your foul mouth, sonny.
     
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  21. Well Hell - good Whisky will make ANYTHING taste better :D
     
  22. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    Rusty O'Toole
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    This should go without saying but YOU MUST NEVER TELL ANYONE THE SECRET SOURCE OF FRUITCAKE.

    My HAMB friends are now the only people outside the culinary intelligence community who know this, one of the world's most closely guarded mysteries:

    Fruitcakes are manufactured in a secret underground fruitcake foundry, hidden in a bland industrial park in Canada, and smuggled into the country under cover of darkness during snow storms.

    NO ONE MUST EVER KNOW!!!!
     
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  23. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029

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    No that explains why I always thought it looked and tasted like Moose shit.:D
     
  24. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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    Rusty O'Toole
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    I never knew that but then I don't eat Moose shit.
     
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  25. Ah, the Old Moose Turd Pie
     
  26. olpaul
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 237

    olpaul
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    Quality Assurance for Navy missile programs :).
     
  27. DJLATIN
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 612

    DJLATIN
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    structural designer - engineering company
     
  28. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 890

    neilswheels
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    from England

  29. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 723

    JC Sparks
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    from Ohio

    I own and operate a industrial machine shop and a industrial surplus sales business. JC
     
  30. cartman4gc
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 88

    cartman4gc
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    Distributor of electric utility vehicles, lots of custom work to suit customer's purpose.
     

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