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I hope we do not have to ask you two for a green light ... ;)

 

So a Byrnes saw will be part of the tool pool ... i.e. since a green light has been given, or should I say granted ...

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Bet you guys will never guess. Am an Innkeeper :o . We me and the wife both own and run the place. I lost my job working in a factory in 2012. We always said "we would move to one of the remote area's of Scotland" So that is what we have done. We now work 18hr shifts 7 days a week in the Summer. But get the Winter's Mainly to our selves  :cheers:

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I've been with the same company for close to 30 years.  My company is a major contractor in Canada and we work in the commercial and industrial fields.  We specialize in mechanical, electrical and HVAC work.  Although we have in the past we really don't do Civil Work or are not usually the general contractors.  In the last 20 years or so we have been getting more involved with Nuclear Power Plants and are now one of the leading contractors in that field.  I have been heavily involved with the nuclear side of my company.  My official job title is Purchasing Agent.  My responsibility involves buying all the products that we need to fulfil our contract.  One day I could buy a toilet while the next I could buy a turbine generator.  I have been sticking closely to the nuclear side and I'm sure you can appreciate that buying a pipe fitting for the local sandwich store is a little different than buying the same pipe fitting for a nuclear power plant. In truth, I have spent over $12 million on a single purchase one day, then spent $10.95 the next.  I'm very versatile.  But for whatever reason, I can't figure out a tiny wooden model :P 

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From me to you, Robin, 2.5 hours, if it's quite as  when I went to Amstelveen at 05:15 I can do it in 1:30 - 2:00. Your three hours depends on the load of your foot depressing the peddle ... for me it would be considerably less ;)

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I am a diesel engineer specialising in building marine engines for Cummins... a couple of fun projects I helped out on are two round the world record holders, ( I actually built an engine for the cable and wireless boat without realising it!) Round Britain boat race  is coming up, so am hoping to install a couple of engines into the boat that James May had in Top Gear, and repeat the success we had in the classic section last time... I should really make some models of the boats I fit engines in now I think about it... :D

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I work as a joiner and have done for the past eighteen years I've worked in all aspects of joinery from shop fitting manufacturing of windows doors staircases kitchens etc to site work roofing first fix and second fix on site joinery I currently for the past eight years work for many insurance company's securing properties after break ins and and storm damage then manufacture and replace or repair the damaged items I'm also a trained locksmith and also break in to many properties when people are locked out of course damage free

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The Reuben sandwich is an American hot sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread.

Reuben Kulakofsky a Jewish Lithuanian-born grocer residing in Omaha, Nebraska, was said to be the inventor.  (paraphrased from Wikipedia).

Done correctly, it is one of the best sandwiches I know of.

 

BTW, I'm an electrical engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I worked for a relatively small aerospace firm, which got sold to a huge aerospace firm, who subsequently shut it down.  I now work for one of the national laboratories.  It'll do until retirement, now 2.541 years away.  Not that I'm counting the hours . . .

 

- Tim

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I design Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Systems for yachts, hotels and small islands. I have been in the water business in one form or another for the past thirty odd years. Ever since getting out of the navy after 11 years.

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I started my working life finding out that high school did not provide me with any marketable skills so I marked time as a dishwasher, painter, mechanic, and I think a couple of other things before the Army discovered a need for me and sent me half way across the world to work as a door gunner in helicopters. After learning this highly useful occupation I returned to the US and started all over again with no skills that anyone seemed willing to pay me for. I discovered that all the guys that spent their time in the Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard got all the good job training skills! I did have the advantage of letting Uncle Sam pay for a few years of college while holding the family together with factory machine maintenance and warehousing. Somewhere about that time I discovered that becoming a police officer fit fairly nicely into my “no marketable skills” resume, and was slightly more socially acceptable than becoming a politician, so I jumped at the chance at hopefully becoming someone useful.

 

I spent the next bunch of years maintaining the same skill levels and spending my spare time raising kids and preparing for retirement, (Without kids).  Eventually the retirement came but the kid thing didn’t progress quite the same way, so after remarrying and starting over and much later adding a couple of more, (Grandkids) I find that I still have a few more years to go to reach that “Empty nest” status people keep telling me about.  On the other hand the Admiral reminds me that since I’m now retarded, the only thing that keeps me from being totally useless, other than the  possible use as a bad example, is the raising of another set of kids.  I figure I will be done at about the same time that it is time to bury me or possibly use them to drive me to all my required doctor’s appointments. If I had known that old age was coming so soon I would have taken better care of myself!

 

So now that I am old, still don’t have any marketable skills, can no longer do the stuff of my youth, and am on the verge of becoming nothing better than a bad example, I decided that I would look back at one of my more youthful pastimes and start modeling again. Kind of starting out in fits and spurts but finding this site has made it better and more positive.

 

Lou     

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I am what's called a COA, that is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. 

Been doing it for 15+ years now. 

Prior to this, my job was drinking beer. I did it very well but have since moved on, life does that. 

A lot of my fellow modelers may have met someone like me if you've ever needed cataract, retina or glaucoma surgery. I even do regular eye exams with the Optometrists when needed, glass prescriptions and the like.

But I mostly work with the surgeons. 

I'm the guy that gets you ready prior to meeting the surgeon. 

We do a pretty thorough exam, especially if its cataract surgery, as a lot of what is done to correct the eyes is based off that exam. 

So be good to the assistants in ANY doctors office!

We earn our supper everyday! 

 

Tom E 

 

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