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How about welders? want a job?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DavidB, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. DavidB

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    Not CNC machinists AKA buttonpushers. Manual machinists, with mechanical ability, and the ability to look at something and figure out how to fix it, and fix it in a timely manner. Welding know-how is nice too, but not necessary.

    THX - David = Foreman - www.wymoreinc.com
     
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    To bads it's in Kalifornia.

    John
     
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  4. DavidB

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    Anyone interested in starting a machine shop discussion thread, and/or are there any good forums out there? I'm willing to teach and wanting to learn...

    Lightened Roller Smaller Bearing.JPG

    Lightened Roller Smaller Bearing 2.JPG

    HITCH1.JPG
     
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    Move. Kali is Kool. :D
     
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    I do not know much about machining but i am trying to make like a sponge right now and soak up all I can. I think your proposed thread is a great Idea and would love to sit back and read, maybe post a few questions too.

    BTW what are the parts in the pictures above?
     
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    i would love to be a machinist, i have been taking engineering classes along with learning cad for about a year, no machine shops in town to speak of though. too bad california is so big and that shop is so far away :/
     
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    The rollers are some we make for US Gypsum (sheetrock factory)

    The big yellow part is a "hitch" for an articulating bellydump earthmover, or scraper as we call them. The holes are wallowed out. We bore them, weld them, and rebore them back to spec size. Worked on that thing til 3AM...
     
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    Buy yourself and old lathe and mill and learn manual. There's a lot more to life than CAD.
     
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    I wouldn't say it is necessarily California it is more like Northern Mexico:D . There is nice wheelin out there also, go fast stuff and rocks and cracks.



    Ira
     
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    :haha:
     
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    cushion hitch maybe?


    Operator comfort my ass...............;)
     
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    They call it a hitch, but to me a hitch is something you couple and uncouple as needed. This is just a pivot point.
     
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    I'm familiar with them. It's called a cushion hitch. It gets locked down or unlocked (cushion) depending on whether the machine is loading/unloading or hauling.

    A buggy has only 1 engine, in the front. A scraper has 2 engines one front one rear.

    anyhow sorry....late night easily side tracked.....back to machining n'stuff
     
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    Bump to the top: anyone looking for engineering/industrial/machining job. Will train the right brain/attitude.
     
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    More details might help.
     
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    30 employee machining and welding shop. In business about 60 years...my grandfather built it. Repair everything metal. Everyone has somehting metal that's busted. Tractors, trucks, cars, bikes, geothermal energy plants, sugar plant, weyehaeuser, factories, Navy base, well drillers, pumps, etc. etc. etc. Takes talent, look at something broken, figure out how to fix it fastest best and cheapest, and get it done. Big stuff, little stuff...mostly manual machines cuz we repair one of everything. 3 hours programming a CNC for one part doesn't work. Sometimes we do a bunch of something or other, though.
     
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    that would be a cool job but there is no way i would even concider moving to cali.way way too hot there lol
     
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    If you don't like heat, you don't wanna move here. :D
     
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    If it was closer I would deffinately consider it. Most of my machining has been on manual machines.
     

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