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  posted on 11/28/2002 at 12:12 PM
I know the Captain is a stonemason. Right on, Bro! I love the work you guys do. When I'm old I want to build stone walls. I've worked as a carpenter and millwright for 30 years. I worked all over the country for companies like BE&K, Daniel, Brown & Root, etc. For the past 10 years I pretty much stay at home (wherever that happens to be) and do residential remodeling. I especially like working on really old houses and buildings. So are there any more tradesmen out there? Surely Capt. Skipper and I are not the only ones from this group that build things. In fact, if we can find a few more, we might have to find our own hiding spot on this forum where we can burn without the boss finding out.

 

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  posted on 11/28/2002 at 12:20 PM
Everything I frame is overbuilt by 5X. Lumber yards love me. I could keep Brahma bulls in Stalag Husky. When in doubt, add more wood and nails. It's almost a sickness. Oh yeah, I can do really cr*ppy concrete work too.

 

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  posted on 11/28/2002 at 12:22 PM
Well, Allen, I don't know if this counts, but the wife says I often make a mountain out of a molehill

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  posted on 11/29/2002 at 10:01 AM
Years ago I took a woodshop class and built my own stereo cabinet. I loved it! And when I worked at a Habitat for Humanity rehab project I volunteered for table saw duty. That's about it, but I respect and admire tradesmen and the work you. I love watching This Old House, and find New Yankee Workshop mesmerizing!

 

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  posted on 11/29/2002 at 10:08 AM
SCB,
I work for a company that specializes in Deep Foundations mostly for commercial bldgs & plants where the soil isn't stable enough for conventional foundations. We have have done work for all of the companies you listed.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2002 at 02:38 PM
I'm in the steel fabrication business that specializes in industrial ventilation or "blowpipe", instalation, erection and crane service.
We do work for BE&K from time to time, but mostly it's peanut mills, paper mills and wood plaining mills.....

 

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  posted on 11/29/2002 at 05:20 PM
I did a pretty long time ago and really liked it. To make a long story short, financed my education with two jobs - concrete/ brick and block work with a small construction co. and a couple years working in a ''rolling mill'' ( no, not what you think) for Wheeling - Pittsburgh Steel Co.
 

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  posted on 12/12/2002 at 11:55 AM
SCB,

I work for a Marine Engineering company as a structural designer (.....yeah, I'm the guy the welders cuss out and say "what the hell was he smoking...."). Anyway, been a long while since I held a torch, but still think it's pretty cool to see something I came up with actually get built.

 
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  posted on 12/12/2002 at 12:51 PM
I bartended for 18 yrs...so I'm the guy all you trade people come see for happy hour!!
 

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  posted on 12/12/2002 at 01:02 PM
I don't work in the trades professionally, but mostly built our house (just ask enigmajean) - left most of the plumbing to someone else, and hired an excavator, well driller, concrete flat work and a couple of carpenters once in awhile (until one had to have a kidney removed!)
My father and I did all the rest of it...

 

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  posted on 12/12/2002 at 02:18 PM
I have seen the house (except for the cellar anyway) and can attest that it is a beautiful house indeed. He also did the dry stone wall, built the picnic table and swing set, etc. etc. It was like paying a visit to Norm Abrams!

 

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  posted on 12/12/2002 at 02:57 PM
I am an electrician, well I used to be until I got a cushy maintenance job in a large warehouse. I still do most of our electrical work around here but now I also pretty much do everything else, welding, drywall, plumbing, heavy equipment mechanic, conveyor systems, you name I've probably done it at some time. Being in a maintenance job has open the doors for me to learn many new skills and I've been here for almost 10 yrs. so I've picked up a lot along the way.

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