How many Pros here ?

  1. Ged93 Member

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    Just curious about how many persons here are professional welders / carpenters / builders , employeed or with your own company .

    Which machines do you have also in your shop ( I mean not only welders , but also cnc machines or lasers or milling/boring machines and so on .. )


    Thanks
     
  2. Richiew Forum Supporter

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  3. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Cnc mill
    Cnc lathe
    Cnc plotter x2

    ring roller
    Guillotine
    Box pan folder
    Pillar drill x4
    Fly press x2
    Oxy and has welding sets x6

    we outsource the rest but have
    X3 tig sets
    X2 Mig sets
    1 plasma cutter
    X4 extractors

    it’s a serious step up from where I have worked
     
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  4. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Forgot to add I personally own a
    tubela hydraulic bender
    Spot welder
    Portapak
    Portamig
    Arch roller

    plus a full set of mechanics tools with everything from shall 1/4 to deep 3/8 and half impacts and 60 hammers for panel beating
     
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  5. selectedgrub

    selectedgrub Member

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    Looks like you won.
     
  6. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Edinburgh, UK
    Colchester master lathe
    Rong Fu Mill
    RTech MTS 255 multi process welder
    No-name £80 amazon inverter arc welder
    Aldi bandsaw
    Aldi belt sander
    Rapidor power hacksaw
    Evolution rage 355 mitre, and stand
    Generic tablesaw
    3 grinders
    Partridge
    Pear tree
     
  7. premmington

    premmington Member

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    Norfolk
    Manual Lathe (big ancient thing)
    Manual Mill/Drill (old)
    Pillar Drill
    Press
    Welders x 3 (Mig Tig AC/DC Mma)
    Band Saw
    Oxy Propane
    Too many portable power tools to list :vsad:


    I own a car repair workshop - but use the above for making/repairing things we use in the workshop.

    I go for months without using the lathe - but this week I have:

    Faced one Honda flywheel.
    Reduced the outside of 3/4" 41mm socket - to make a thin walled hub nut socket out of an old impact socket.
    Made a huge threaded insert - to go into a wrecked newish VW engine mount.
    Skimmed up two rear brake drums from a really old French van I could not buy drums for.
    Made two stepped "timing pins" to do an odd cambelt on a Fiat.

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    Don't get the idea I do precision engineering or tidy fabrication here - it is more "make do and mend" I am into...

    If we need to fabricate anything new - the engineering place on the estate has lasers and folders - we just buy the metal in cut/folded and weld/rivet it together.
     
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  8. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Professional, retired now from commercial / industrial construction. Metal working has always been a side line hobby. I downsized a few years ago, but still have most manually operated machinery and tools that one would need in a small machine shop.
     
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  9. julianf

    julianf Member

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    devon, uk
    People pay me to make large bits of metal into small bits of metal.

    Almost the opposite of welding!
     
  10. metalmelt Member

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    Sometimes they pay us to turn large metal into small metal, its called demolition.
     
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  11. metalmelt Member

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    7 welders of various types.
    Triumph 2000 50" centre lathe.
    Unknown brand 26" centre lathe.
    3 Ton overhead crane.
    8 X 5" metal bandsaw
    38 X 20" metal bandsaw with all the bells and whistles.
    200 tonne metal folder complete with tooling.
    30 amp and 100 amp plasma cutter.
    Kitchen Walker radial arm drill 36"
    Smaller pedestal drill.
    Tube roller.

    Plus many smaller tools ranging from straight line oxy acetylene cutter to Rotabroach as well as hoardes of hand tools.

    These days I am back on the tools as the years of project/contract management aren't worth the aggro and I am nearing retirement.
     
  12. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    Kintyre. Scotland
    Hmmm, need more toys
     
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  13. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    I have a chainsaw :thumbup:

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  14. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    I now find I dont need tools as baler twine fixes most things!
     
  15. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Essex England
    Far to many, full metal shop lathe, mill, surface grinder, tig, mig, arc welders loads and loads of measuring tools which are just about the most important part of the whole affair.

    Then i have all my hand tools from my apprenticeship as a cabinet maker plus wood cutting machines.

    Most types of building tool, and all my arboriculture kit

    Lot and lots of reference books

    All of this makes me money
     
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  16. tom2207 Member

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    uk northern ireland
    ah ,, a farmers friend .

    as baler twine is referred to about these parts.
     
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  17. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :clapping: :clapping:
     
  18. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    Berks
    Can you all post up your addresses as well so the Magpies know who to rob :laughing:
     
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  19. My Old Landy

    My Old Landy Melting Metal

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    Buckinghamshire UK
    Looks like I am the only non professional with old worn out equipment :vsad:
     
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  20. doubleboost

    doubleboost Member

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    Newcastle upon Tyne England
    Motor mechanic that pisses about with machines and welders
     
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