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    Just an old retired steel fabricator

    Hi, Been retired now for 10 years. Spent just over 43 years in steel fabrication. Done a fair amount of weld projects at home, and in the plant in those years. Still doing a little here ,and there. Thought I would join the forum ,and learn a little about equipment , never too late to learn.
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    Re: Just an old retired steel fabricator

    Welcome to group.
    What part of world is your shop.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by weldaholic View Post
    Hi, Been retired now for 10 years. Spent just over 43 years in steel fabrication. Done a fair amount of weld projects at home, and in the plant in those years. Still doing a little here ,and there. Thought I would join the forum ,and learn a little about equipment , never too late to learn.

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    Re: Just an old retired steel fabricator

    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    Welcome to group.
    What part of world is your shop.

    Dave
    Its in Utah. Unfortunately they shut our plant operations down about 4 years ago now. They have a small crew ,and now all they do is ship the product , built at our other plants out of state. Ship it in, and ship it out. We built mostly highway safety products. Bridge railing , roll form highway guardrail, all the safety end treatments on the guardrail, bride rail etc. Depending where you live you have probably driven past miles of our guardrail. About a year before retirement we did literally hundreds of thousands of solar posts. They looked very similar to a guardrail post, they pounded in the ground to mount solar panels too. If you have driven south of Las Vegas ,you will see acres of those solar panels we supplied the posts for .

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    Re: Just an old retired steel fabricator

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to WW. Get in here, get your feet wet and post some shocking images of your creations
    Lincoln, ESAB, Thermal Dynamics, Victor, Miller, Dewalt, Makita, Kalamzoo. Hand tools, power tools, welding and cutting tools.

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    Re: Just an old retired steel fabricator

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Welcome to WW. Get in here, get your feet wet and post some shocking images of your creations
    In the process of building a couple pontoon carriers for me ,and one of my sons.They will enable us to haul our inflatable one man pontoons boats in a hitch receiver. Mine will be in the rear of my fifth wheel, his the rear of a travel trailer or his truck if wanted. The carrier folds down to put the pontoon in, and then back up vertical, and pinned. When we go with the fifth wheel, I had to disassemble the boat ,and store it in the fifth wheel, took up a lot of room plus having to assemble disassemble was a pain . Got the idea from a guy up in Montana this summer that built one ,hauls his in the back of a truck ,and camper. So I can't take credit for it, although I am changing things a bit

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    Re: Just an old retired steel fabricator

    At less you can retire.
    It sad that all talent is going.

    I am retired too and very happy see what is happening in world.

    I sold my business lock stock and barrel back 2004.
    My old line work will not come back for years.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by weldaholic View Post
    Its in Utah. Unfortunately they shut our plant operations down about 4 years ago now. They have a small crew ,and now all they do is ship the product , built at our other plants out of state. Ship it in, and ship it out. We built mostly highway safety products. Bridge railing , roll form highway guardrail, all the safety end treatments on the guardrail, bride rail etc. Depending where you live you have probably driven past miles of our guardrail. About a year before retirement we did literally hundreds of thousands of solar posts. They looked very similar to a guardrail post, they pounded in the ground to mount solar panels too. If you have driven south of Las Vegas ,you will see acres of those solar panels we supplied the posts for .

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