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  • #16
    25 years plumbing. 15 of that in new construction plumbing. service and repair plumbing contractor. specializing in sewer related problems.( video and locating, trenchless replacement, hydrojetting). problem solver

    if there is a tool out there, i have it. (triplicates or more)
    phoebe it is

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    • #17
      I am a general contractor specializing in home repairs and remodels with some light commercial T.I.

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      • #18
        Carpenter-apprentice, journeyman, superintendent--then a carpentry instructor in a technical college-retired as the TC's Vice President.

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        • #19
          Iam a tool repair man for penn tool sales and service.i repair the electrictools me and three other guys. they call me mr. ridgid at work since i do all of the pipe machines and any other ridgid stuff that comes in.I do all the cordless and corded stuff. we are a large shop we cover every thing from hydraulics to air tools ect.. we have a nice rental shop too. we have branches in california,atlanta,n.carolina,michigan,chicago,cic cinatti,lancaster pa,st.louisand later this year in houston.our main branch is in Youngstown ohio.

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          • #20
            I'm a contractor specializing in termite/dryrot repair for realtors. I started in commercial cabinets (laminates). I still do handyman work on occasion.

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            • #21
              I sell Construction Materials, tools and offer a consulting service in NY,PA, & FL.
              Have a great day unless you've made other plans.

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              • #22
                Was an aircraft Corrosion control/sturctural mechanic (30 yrs military, 8 years civilian). Now retired and am general fixit guy for several all-female households (in-laws). While employed for wages, also part-timed as auto-mech, house-painter, building utility and boat trailers, and have been jack-of-all-trades (master of none goes without saying with all the professionals on this forum) due to having to fix it myself 'cause I couldn't afford the professionals working a flat rate or union scale.
                Practicing at practical wood working

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                • #23
                  I'm a telephone/network technician since '97. Getting to this point in life, I've been a farmer, framing carpenter, I've done demolition work, and operated heavy equipment. I worked on computers until I got a break into telephones. I'm working on getting started on an electrician's license in my spaer time.
                  Phil
                  Tools Rule

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                  • #24
                    well josh that is a hard one for me to answer i was a framer for about 15 years and owned my own company for about 11 years doing the same but with in the last year i had sold my company and moved to florida with in the past 2 monthsand just because i hate just sitting around i picked up a job for cold well bankers doing real estate maintnece so one day i might be painting the next i could be roofing the day after that i could be plumming and the day after that i better be fishing lol
                    9/11/01, never forget.

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                    • #25
                      I am a Product Designer in the threading tools group at Ridge Tool company. I drive a mouse all day on the CAD system, coming up with some of you guys' next product. I've been here for 25 years, about half that doing threading machines.

                      Prior to RIDGID I designed Rockwell International's woodworking tools for 5 years before they sold the line off to Delta.

                      Dad and grandpa are/were perfectionist wood workers, each teaching high school woodshop for 30+ years. Our house is filled with furniture they've made over the past 80 years. I inherited the technical saavy, but not the artistic ability. I have a great workshop, but I mostly build shop stuff and things to use around the garden and outdoors. My furniture looks like the junk the stupid kid made in 7th grade shop.
                      Steve
                      www.MorrisGarage.com

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                      • #26
                        I'm with WWSmith, a computer professional type. I'm with a competitor of his, Rackable Systems. I have lots of respect for IBM servers, having come out of the general server support arena. I do sales support and help out with installs. Surprisingly, the job requires a good knowlege of how to use tools. There's the occaisional "in-the-field" rack modification that has to be done.

                        Woodworking is a hobby I enjoy. It's something I got from my Dad, and being in the shop will always remind me of him. He's still kickin in Maryland, but I don't get to see him near as much as I'd like. We discuss power tools a lot, and Dad was the one who suggested I look into Ridgid tools when selecting equipment for my new shop. So far, I have the Ridgid Tables Saw TS3650, the 6" Planer/Jointer, the drill press and the band saw from Ridgid! Keep making quality equipment, and supporting what you've made, and you'll keep your base of loyal customers (how's that for unrequested advice?).
                        I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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                        • #27
                          I manage a Metrology Lab for the Air Force in a civilian capacity. Several years ago I was asked to accomplish some updates to our basement and lacking any tools or skills I informed my wife I would have to buy a Miter Saw and a Pneumatic Nailer and she replied buy whatever you need. I discovered that I enjoyed working with wood and having a feeling of accomplishment when a project is completed. Around the same time she suffered a life altering injury and we were forced to become homebodies so I needed a hobby that I could stay close by and this newfound fondness of woodworking seemed to be the perfect fit. Now years later and a garage/shop full of tools I still find myself learning something new almost every time I make sawdust.

                          Woodslayer

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                          • #28
                            Bigthom

                            I design/build about 4 homes annually. Design on the desktop (autocad) General Contractor in the field. When I was younger we (my crew and I) did everything. I'm licensed as a general, mechanical, electrical contractor. Now I hire mostly sub-contractors, I do electrical, carpentry trim, paint, and lots of tile.

                            In addition to building homes, I rent homes. I own 12 rental houses (yes, I built them)

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                            • #29
                              Josh,
                              I teach Automotive at a Technical College.

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                              • #30
                                I'm a slot technician at a casino, having absolutely nothing to do with woodworking.
                                If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
                                -Ben Franklin

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