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Shed Machinist
08-08-2003, 11:22 AM
Here are the pictures of the 13 year old kid who is crazy cause he likes tools. According to all of the annoying neighbors. Well here they come. When i was taking these pics i was not working. While you are there you might want to check out my skate site. Click on tools on the left side.

08-08-2003, 11:43 AM
Mr. Shed Machinist;

looks to me like you need to paint your shed.

thanks for pictures. it is always nice to know what some of 'the family' is doing and where. and i have only been asking for them for a month or so.

have a good day.
bill [dad]
nice scorpion too. want some more?

08-08-2003, 12:04 PM
Pretty cool..

I still have most the tools I purchased at 16. Wish you the best, stay around the post and learn a few things the easy way. I have.

You never achieve your full potential, always strive for perfection. Man by nature is imperfect.

There are small items you can make with your tools to make money. Look around on ebay see what people are making and selling. money made and reinvested in tools makes more money.

Shed Machinist
08-08-2003, 03:29 PM
Hey dad, keep some scorpions in a containor for me. Ibew i have been looking around for stuff i could build, and have found things but the problem is the customer

08-08-2003, 03:41 PM
Ebay is a great place to sell and that was good advice. Look at what you know and find something to sell related to that on Ebay.

Make cool folding skate ramps, sell them the hardware and plans. Show pics of the completed ramp and then folded up.

Make a press and make custom boards.

I have found that if you make it someone will buy it on ebay. I sell lots of gun parts and accidentally listed an item with NO description, NO picture, and the title was simply gun parts and it sold for $8.50!

Many kids have no tools and no dad who can help them make stuff. Your smart figure out something to make/repair/customize, etc.

I run my gun stock company out of a poorly equiped 12x20 garage!


08-08-2003, 05:00 PM
Hey Shed,

Cool work area. You seem to have things organised. You are already doing better then me! You might want to look into a fan or some sort of ventilation. Even the grinder will put metal in the air and it will affect your lungs. Just a suggestion.


Let me know if you come up with some skate ramp plans. I might be interested or atleast know some ppl who would be!

G.A. Ewen
08-08-2003, 05:33 PM
Shed, you have made a good start, before long you will need more room. Keep up the good work!

May I offer you one word of warning by telling you an experiance of my friend John Macpherson; John, who is in his 60's and a bacheler, had a young fellow at his shop nearly every day for about two years. This lad was good with his hands and showed promise at machine work but alas, he discoverd girls and John hasn't seen him since. My advice, make time for both girls and machine work. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

08-09-2003, 02:45 AM
When I got my first job, I cashed every paycheck to buy more tools. Still have all the ones that people didn't walk off with.

Shed Machinist
08-09-2003, 10:13 AM
Did that with my first ever paycheck last week. And i just might be getting a welder today, depending if my check comes. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

just a little 110 arc (Campbell Huasfeld)

08-09-2003, 09:46 PM
Dude,you are well on your way!At your age I was still looking for washing machines and lawn mowers to built stuff out of,then again that wasn't but 19 years ago(geez I have accumalated a lot of crap in 19 years).
Girls yes,just make sure she has her own tools http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
You are soon to have a library,found every book I don't any longer need,except for that casting book,stupid thing must run and hide when it heres me coming http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Oh,one word of advice,when your out dumpster diving and you have to ask someone three or four times your own age for something,lose the hat and skateboard and comb your hair,it helps if they don't think your a hoodlem http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Shed Machinist
08-09-2003, 10:02 PM
OF course soffisticated Men like our selves know the sort of professional dumpster diving.

It is a skill. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

08-09-2003, 10:09 PM
Yes,grasshopper,but there is still one area for you to master,getting them to pay you to haul it off! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

steve schaeffer
08-10-2003, 11:32 AM
ah yes, i too am a blackbelt dumpster diver. i have seen the top of the mountain and it is nice. just scored a ding dang milwaukee mag drill, and it is in perfect working order! eeeeyaaaah!

ps, if they do think you are a hoodlum, run

08-10-2003, 03:25 PM
D- "best grade yet"

I had an english teacher that gave me a finishing score of 11% for the year.

In University I was offered sponsership in the Honours English program by my leather mini-skirted hottie proffessor. If only she was a non-smoker... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

There was a moral to this story, but I forgot it. Oh, yeah - I remember. Typing class wll make yous dyslexic!

[This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 08-10-2003).]

Shed Machinist
08-10-2003, 10:13 PM
Your are one odd person.

seek help