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  1. #26
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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Lucky! That looks awesome and I imagine pays well
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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by EastCocCo925 View Post
    Lucky! That looks awesome and I imagine pays well
    Actually kinda surprising that workshops like this are generally the lowest paid for highly skilled tradesmen around here, there is such an abundance of highly skilled fabricators and welders around here that you only make good money if you can specialise heavily or are willing to work in remote locations which is why I put alot of effort into learning to weld "exotic" materials like B2 and B3 creep resistant steel, high nickle steel and super duplex stainless steel years ago and it's why I'm willing to travel far from home for work that pay's well, being a good fabricator and welder isn't enough to earn more then an average wage, you have to be able to do things most people can't or won't do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    Flip flops? you mean thongs right?

    The dude is Hideo, he's an Immigrant from Japan, there is no telling Hideo not to have his watch on, he did swap out the stainless one for a plastic one though.

    I first worked with him on a gas plant a few years ago, he was my pipe spooler and he is seriously a master fabricator, he takes the drawings home and study's them, I wish I was joking about that, but I'm not
    Then yeah. He IS a master fabricator. I often draw or revise stuff late at night and wake up a few hours later to modify the idea.Nearly every major thing I've ever done in my life was finalized in a dream.
    I'm not taking engineer drawings. I'm talking idea on a paper bag kinda drawings.I'm doing two end tables for a living room. One will have a dog bed inside for a couple yapuauas. The door design didn't get me last night. Maybe tomorrow. I'm going to tack up a couple of frames today to take to the clients house and see if it "slaps me" while I'm doing it. Doubtful. The answer will come while I sleep.
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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    Unfortunately things are getting harder each day as far as work in trades go down here, since the hazelwood power stations closure last year and the energy brix power station the year before things have turned down quite a bit, both of those dinosaurs needed putting down but it makes no sense to me to close two base load stations and replace them with nothing, all the while SA who we used to export and of power to are now struggling and and VIC is importing power from the hunter valley, it will be interesting to see if the yallourn mine floods again this year and what that does to the prospect of building something to replace hazelwood.

    The whole energy subject here is complete sh!tfight, governments don't know which way is up and, know one is planning for the future.

    Liddell in the Hunter is due to close in 2022.....phuck knows what's going to replace it.
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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by ttoks View Post
    Flip flops? you mean thongs right?
    I spend some time in oz in '97 and '98 and a truckie told me thongs were called 'japanese riding boots'.
    I kinda liked that.

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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by E T View Post
    I spend some time in oz in '97 and '98 and a truckie told me thongs were called 'japanese riding boots'.
    I kinda liked that.

    Not quite mate, the correct saying is 'Japanese safety boots'....
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    Re: New job, (possibly) the largest fabrication workshop in the southern hemisphere

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick120 View Post
    Not quite mate, the correct saying is 'Japanese safety boots'....
    Yes, that's what it was.

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