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

  1. 55Brodie
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 746


    43 years selling industrial power transmission. Bearings, seals, chain and sprockets, belt drives, speed reducers and gearboxes, motors and drives, fluid power and industrial rubber products.
  2. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 356

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    1123161624.jpg Just saw this page and thought its pretty cool, so figured id chime in even though its an older thread. I cowboyd for a good bit and for the last seven years ive been a dozer operator at a coal fired power plant. Those of us from Texas know what cowboying is. Ha ha.
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  3. jhexide
    Joined: Feb 23, 2012
    Posts: 311


    im sort of a roady ,i haul equiptment for rock n roll bands across the country...WSP,The Boss,Billy ,etc..
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  4. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,444

    mike bowling

    Been a lot of things in my lifetime; the last being a drawbridge operator for a subcontractor of the Mass. DOT. Worked 90 feet above the Merrimac River in Newburyport, Mass. ( used to see some pretty interesting things going on down below- it's funny what people will do when they think nobody can see them!!)

    Note: see the car magazines on the chair?? Pic #2

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    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 985


    Auto body tech- painter.
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  6. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 449

    from Walpole MA

    I'm a recovering carpenter, working as a facilities manager
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  7. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,815

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

  8. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,068


    vintage clothing and furniture dealer, expert at buying more than I can sell!!
  9. 49clubcoupe
    Joined: Nov 5, 2013
    Posts: 88

    from idaho

    Originally design/draftsman then journeyman machinist, now HVAC tech- pays better no boss tons of sheetmetal equipment at my disposal.
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  10. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,811

    from Clovis,Ca.

    I thought I had posted on this thread back in the long long ago. I'm a Central Plant operator for a Central CA university after 27 years in the field for one of the main HVAC manufactures. [​IMG]

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  11. Thought that was you up there....
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  12. I build props and sets. Recently did this one, spinning wheel game. Lots of welding. Was for an event broadcast live, so there was a huge amount of pressure for it to work perfectly without any hick-ups, failure not an option....

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    I'm not much of a sports fan, but the famous sports guys around Boston sure keep food on my table. They're all really nice.
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,308


    For most of my adult life I was an automotive repair tech (mechanic) most of that was in a Ford dealership as a heavy repair tech - engine,transmission, rear end repair. I also was a production welder. After turning wrenches I got into warranty administration for an engine rebuilder and then a transmission rebuilder. Currently work in a Freightliner-Western Star dealer in the parts department
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  14. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,524

    from Strum, wi

    I started out in auto body right out of high school, then realized I never saw a person retire from that career. I then went back to school to get a Machinist degree. Ran production CNC for a while, hated making 95000 of the same part with a 50 second cycle time. Next I got a job in a tool room and got a Wisconsin Journeyman Tool Maker card. Worked there for 13 years then company went overseas, and my job went in the toilet. At that point I got tired of someone else controlling my money. Now I work for myself, installing hard wood floors, and Love every minute of it.
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  15. Working really hard at being retired! Life has never been so busy or the days so short - unfair but that's life...

    Previously I worked in IT for almost 30 years and then did other work until retiring in '13 ....
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  16. Kinky6
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 1,765


    Hey, I was on the flip side of your biz for a while, was a union stagehand for 8 or 9 years, lots of rock, hair metal and contemporary country, '87-'96, worked tech theater & road house for 4 years, then over 30 years as an arena operations manager. Retired Nov. 1st! Later, K6

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  17. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,975

    from SW Wyoming

    I drill oil and gas wells no more. The price of oil has seen to that (translating to lower fuel prices :) ) Thankfully I had 20 years of auto body repair to fall back on.
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  18. At the cusp of closing a career that started as a (in my mind) short time job as a GM parts counterman in 1970. Forty six and a half years at this point, approaching retirement from it next year. Have been a assistant manager, manager and one time service manager over the years. I did give up the management end in 1988, got tired of the politics in dealerships.

    Will continue to work albeit at less hours in a Harley Davidson dealership, been in those part time since 1999. Almost changed twice, 1974 to go with the now defunct Bell System in a Central Office switchman assistant job and 1985 into a LEO position as a result of my volunteer Fire/EMS service out west.
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  19. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,444

    mike bowling

    That's some cool stuff! Don't need a 68 year old apprentice do you? (Mass. Carpenter's Local 26, retired)

    Who might the attractive young Maiden be?? ( I know who the Big Dude is!!)
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  20. Forgot her name, she is a sportscaster on one of the cable channels. The big guy is really cool, he goes out of his way to be nice to everyone.
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  21. I work in a jewelry store, I clean bird shit out of Cuckoo Clocks!
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  22. Parts dude for heavy truck dealership. 30+ yrs.
    Also part time bikini/beer inspector. Lifelong.
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  23. I fit out vans so people can drive from there wheel chairs. A lot of fabrication and trim work. Been doing it for 18 years now. JW
  24. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,774

    rusty rocket

    Thats a hell of a job you have there. I bet you make people with disabilitys life so much better.
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  25. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,140


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  26. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,807


  27. chris' 38
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 307

    chris' 38

    Do you live in Clifford?
  28. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,286


    The best job of all....retired! :)
  29. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,561

    from KY, AZ

    Design Engineer for a tier 1. I design High pressure fuel systems for GM and some Nissan. If you own a V6 or Four cylinder GM product built since 2009 to present its probably my system......I do the rail, pipe and injectors, my coworker has pump design. I apologize if you have had any issues;-)

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  30. Hey, K6 - met you on my way out to the Salt flats in '13. Thinking of hitting the LSR in early April and stopping by you on our way. I would love to catch up with you and the guys and hopefully get some of that great bbq ..... will start a conversation with you so we can do some planning ......
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