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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:33 pm 
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Rick's Small Scale Machine Shop, yeah I kept saying I was going to get my stuff together and have finally done it.

I retired two weeks ago from working for somebody else! Wife and I had a long talk about money and such when I moved back from Abbotsford three weeks ago. We can live on what she makes and just bank what I make. I am going to do small production runs on my manual machines and sell them here and on a few other forums. eBay takes too much of a cut. I might try offering my wares to D&L, Scopes and Ammo, Airgun Source and SSSO to resell if we can come to good terms.

I'll be doing stuff other then Airgun and powder burner stuff. I tried making a living as a gunsmith after I got out of the Army but only survived three years before the money ran out I had set aside for it.

I'll post pictures of the shop as it comes together.

Yeah being a "Kept Man" isn't so bad! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:34 pm 
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Congrats on being your own boss!

Best of luck in your new venture.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:15 pm 
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This is great news Rick. Congratulations.

I have a few things in mind I could used tooled up if I ever got the time to draw them out.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:49 pm 
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I'll be sending the odd drawing as well as things come to mind which I can't make. This is what I was hoping you might be able to do last year when the big move was afoot. Better to stay home and walk the dogs and smooch with the wife now and then... and enjoy the freedom of planning your own working day without some yobo staring over your shoulder. Let me know if there's anything you'd like to collaborate on designing, I'm happy to crank up MS Paint and see what I can contribute. Maybe I should even get into some lightweight CAD stuff if the old computer can handle it. It's going to be great seeing what that combo work station can put out!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:32 pm 
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congrats and best of luck to you Rick :drinkers:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:57 pm 
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Good stuff Rick! Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:43 am 
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Congrats Rick. Choosing lifestyle over money wins every time.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:08 am 
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Congratulations, sir, on your new business endeavor.

I am sure there will be greater satisfaction in being your own boss.

Cheers!


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Best wishes on your new venture.


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Congratulations!!! Im sure you will do just fine......one other thing you may want to look into......machining custom motorcycle parts. Thats how I paid off my tuition many years ago :mrgreen: Harley owners have and endless supply of money lol

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Plinkercases wrote:
This is great news Rick. Congratulations.

I have a few things in mind I could used tooled up if I ever got the time to draw them out.


Send them out along with my knife and leather goods to please! We can barter again if you wish!

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Will do for sure, I am soon getting to another round of sheaths and then there ya go.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Way to go Rick. big risk equals big rewards.

i imagine you'll be able to keep busy somehow. :D

and i have i have discovered, so times a less money, but more time can be a very rewarding life style.

you don't have to have a lot of money to be truly rich.

sincerely, wishing you good luck bud.

ps- don't forget - work safe!!!

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Atta boy Rick.....await your shop set up pics

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Congratulations Rick!
Look forward to doing some deals.

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