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Do you work with your hands for a living or for fun?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by blue collar, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    I know a few guys in out industry who make 125- 150K a year pullin wreches on heavy equipment, and thats working for someone else who owns the shop. If you have your own shop you can make 10 times that. The shop I work at does 4 million in sales and repairs per year. Only 7 guys on payroll...:satisfied:

    The owner has it pretty good.
     
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  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I work on my own car and motorcycle. I find it very relaxing and enjoyable. In the summer I do small engine repair on lawnmowers and the like to pick up a few extra bucks unbeknownst to the tax man.
     
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  3. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    When I was in the Marines and was single with much more free time and access to a large garage with all the free tools that I could need, I worked on my own Jeeps as well as Jeeps and Trucks of friends - mostly swapping out suspensions, adding "armor" (skid plates, brush guards, heavy duty bumpers...) but also installed lockers and switched out gearing. I didn't get to go off road as often as I liked but it was relaxing just to work on the stuff. These days I have the money to get some very nice equipment but don't have the time to work on things myself (or the free space).

    Working with my hands now is limited to changing diapers or yard work and landscaping. I could spend a week trimming trees, pruning shrubs, planting flowers, etc. and never get tired of it.
     
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