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Customizing / Fabrication career

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Suffergauge, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Suffergauge

    Suffergauge 1/2 ton status

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    I want to get into this field of work. I have been building, customizing, & fabricating stuff since I was a kid. I have a unique situation now and it is time to do what I enjoy. I believe the local communtiy college has a welding class which will help a lot, don't know how to weld.
    Does anyone have ideas on what I should look into, where/who to talk to for a direction? Harley shops? Machine shops? Any and all ideas and suggestions would be extemely helpful.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Z3PR

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    Look into them all !!!! Welding shops that do the custom stuff.
     
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    Community college or vo-tech are good places to start. Go to some local fab/sheetmetal shops and talk to the foreman.

    John
     
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    I'm sure theres a 4wd or race shop in Olympia. Go see whos the biggest and baddest. Hang around there for a while and get to know em. There are a few of the "race' shops here if you like Porche, Honda, Lotus, and Italian cars. It all crosses over, everything I learned in my later years I got from these shops, and Diesel repair shops. You just have to find the guy thats like 20 years ahead of you. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Suffergauge

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    I am heading out today to the college, they offer a technical degree in welding. Then off to the welding/fabrication/customization shops to pick their brains. Wish me luck! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ya Baby!! When I went to the local Votech I was absolutly overwhelmed with info! I ended up taking a 18mo.(2 year) course there! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Tell us how it goes!
     
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    Jeff...tick-tock, the clock is running. Every person with a degree I ever met was usually a knucklehead.Find the best shop around and worm yer way in...you'll learn more in your first month than yer first year in college. Especially if the shop is righteous. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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