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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by 210superair, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 405


    I am surprised that no one here has had a remark to make about this!;)
  2. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,825


    I ain't touchin' it.
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  3. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 490

    from PA

    Service laboratory equipment, Gas Chromatgraphs and Mass Spectrometers, but only for 9 more months!!

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  4. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,558

    oldiron 440

    Can't knock what a person does for a living, I'm amazed by the diversity.
  5. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,603


    I'm a whore...I'm a licensed Mechanical Contractor.
    Facility work... Facility engineer for a couple different semiconductor manufacturers... Got tired of defending my department to the process guys.
    Into business, millwright, precision millwright, large tonnage HVAC/R
    It's been good to me but trying to quit and have some me time...
    It's interesting work that gets me places a lot of folks don't get to go...
    Just a couple of weeks ago swapping out some compressors and pumps. IMG_20210113_105017619.jpeg IMG_20201221_111357916.jpeg

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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021
  6. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,123

    from Michigan

    I don't get it, why? Embroidery?

    I sew. That an issue? Lots of upholstery guys on here.

    So what grade are you in?
  7. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 405


    I apologize if I hurt your feelings. I wasn't referring to the embroidery business. I wish I could sew. I am in the 10th grade and it has been the best five years of my life!
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  8. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
    Posts: 489


    Professional smart ass
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  9. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,036


    Been working 2 jobs since 87...drummer and Sheet Metal.
    My first love is drumming and have played with numerous bands and toured the US and Europe, it’s an on and off gig that I can jump back into when ever I want depending on how much time I can take off from my day job. Going back into the studio to work on a few songs for a friend in March.
    That said my day job is working for the LA Sheriff Dept doing Sheet Metal (local 105). I’m the shop guy that rarely sees the inside of the jail’s and like it like that. I also build my own drums and drum sets on the side and basically built and sold drums to fund my 41 build.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2021
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  10. Wow! Love that custom drum! I play harmonica and baritone ukulele in a band (that's me with the white hat). Our drummer also plays in Martin O'Malley's band "O'Malley's March". He is the ex-govenor of Maryland and was a presidential candidate. 726.jpeg
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  11. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 405


    Amateur, I do it for no pay!
  12. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,123

    from Michigan

    Didn't hurt my feelings buddy, flex it all you care to do, certainly it's your prerogative to do so.

    So what exactly did you find objectionable about the ops post then? Perhaps I misunderstood...
  13. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,825


    I'm thinking he was talking about being a cattle breeder. Puts an ugly picture in my head.
  14. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,968


    I would think cattle breeding is a skilled occupation, we have all seen how dog breeders solely intent on profit have f’d up some dogs giving them bad traits. Proper, selective breeding ensures a good supply of milk and beef and any responsible dairy man wouldn’t have it any other way.
    A joke at the expense of a man’s occupation? No thanks.
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  15. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
    Posts: 405


    I did not find anything objectionable. It was just the thought of breeding cattle that brought back a memory of my ex father-in-law talking about when he worked at a dairy farm. He and his buddies would have their way with calves. They would stick the calves hind legs in their rubber boots to keep them from getting away until one day when a calf had a bad case of diarrhea and filled his boots. That broke him up from breeding cows!
    Sorry if my remark came off as juvenile.
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  16. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 315

    Guy Patterson

    Had to guys at a party going on about sheep an doing that shit. The whole room got real still an they realized it wasn't funny to the type crowd they where in. Shutup an left not long after that an never started that routine again
  17. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,280


    Retired now, was a union construction wireman...6 volts to lightning...
  18. Latva0311
    Joined: Jun 29, 2019
    Posts: 10


    Underground mining
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  19. Just the minimum to get the blessing for the classifieds huh?
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  20. timq
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3

    from Western Pa

    25 years bodyman and wrench on foreign iron couldn't stand the public and all the red tape, went back to the woods worked an old Frick mill as a sawyer. solvents ruined kidneys, retired in 05 transplant in 2017 still building street rods.
    I love this life and am forever grateful to the young lady who signed the back of her drivers licence and saved not only my life but many others.
  21. Some jokes can be ruined by baaahd timing.
  22. ...........or bad taste.
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  23. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,007


    Retired in 2019 after 39yrs in law enforcement. Completed a 4yr body shop apprenticeship before a career change however I never stopped playing with cars.
  24. Graphic designer mostly. I've worked with clients on all sorts of industries, and these days I'm designing a lot of wine, beer and cider labels, but I spent a long time doing high end condo marketing. Owned a bar for a few years a long time ago, that was a good way to get rid of a bunch of pesky money.

    When work slowed down last year I used the time to make a book of hot rad slang for shits and giggles. Wrote it, illustrated it, designed it, self-published it. Heck I've even sold a few :D
  25. VF-1
    Joined: Jan 21, 2021
    Posts: 80


    My favorite Uncle blessed me with the skills of becoming a “Jet Engine Mechanic” back in the ‘70s. I figured I was pretty lucky turning wenches, while touring South East Asia. I stuck with it after my time in the Navy. I certainly never got rich, but it’s always been a good honest profession. It’s supported my family, and all of my “good & bad” habits. :cool:
  26. And now you've sold one more!
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  27. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,136

    from California

    I work at the Oakland Zoo circumcising the elephants, the pays not that good but the tips are big. ;)
  28. Haha! Thank you! :D
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  29. sidewayzz69
    Joined: Aug 9, 2020
    Posts: 251


    union machinist 26.5 yrs. 3.5 to go.
  30. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,560

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Art of all kinds mixed in too every thing,,made $ with it from 6th grade on,try anything,race anything,made $ as carpenter,design engineer,an ran my own speed shop for 40 years,drove race cars,won a lot. Retired now 21 years.
    Still drive the first hot rod I built an drove in high school. Lots of other cars,long gone.
    To build hot rods as we all do,takes a lot more then one skill set, all mixed up! And not the same mix for all ! Miami high alumni.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2021

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