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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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What do you do for work and do you enjoy it?

I work on a thoroughbred stud and enjoy my work, even though the hours can be antisocial - it's currently 2:20am and I've just finished work!
Edit: started at 6am yesterday!
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98 300 Fourtrax 4x4

Custom built mud bike - Now sold.

2004 Foreman 450S

Fully overhauled (nut & bolt rebuild), 2” lift kit, 28” mega mayhems, ITP delta rims, ES floorboards, 22” LED lightbar, Pyle Bluetooth sound system.
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Hey everyone I'm not dead just busy.

I work in my welding, fabrication and.machining shop. Also I do at work on the side

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1993 Honda fourtrax 4x4 300 red. Custom snorkel, 24in mudlites 2 inch lift, custom quick change mufflers with cheap tractor pipe or oem pipe, warn 242. .
1992 Honda fourtrax 300, work in progress
197? Coot utv 20hp Honda generator engine in it
1974 cj 5 jeep.
1986 Chevy cucv (military k30) daily driver/tow rig.
Polaris RZR 900. Don't laugh.
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I don't work...well..not work work ?..lol. disabled from a motorcycle wreck. I just wrench on atvs, small motors, motorcycles. and anything that grabs my attention :-).
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'89 trx350D foreman 4x4...'85 vf700c magna, '03 trx450fm foreman 4x4 , 2015 Yamaha waverunner fx cruiser ho, '08 vt750c2 shadow spirit
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I'm an electrician and fire alarm tech at a large hospital.. It's a new world everyday I show up...


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Appliance repair tech. Work for my familys business. Been doing it since i was 14. And I couldnt ask for a better job. Lots of long hours. But every day is different and i just like taking stuff apart and figuring out how it works.
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I own a semi truck and haul when i can other then that I'm bout like shade, messed up back, i tinker all the time from semi trucks small engines to home owners upkeep\projects and cooking (not married) (girl friend) and any type of machine grabs my attention, used turn wrenches at a bike shop and i do miss it..........

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Retired heavy equipment operator ..... west coast logging industry. Forty three years.
Still get requests to come back ..... just for a day or two. We all know how that goes ......
Hunt, prospect, street motorcycle, and quad. Live just minutes from thousands of miles of logging road in the mountains of Vancouver Island.
Hard to keep the smile off of my mug !!
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Remodeling contractor

I do a little of just about everything, when the weather is great and I'm outside or crappy and I'm inside and turning something ugly into something nice that makes the customer happy. I think it would be great to not have to worry about finances then I could do stuff for people for free. I like it. New stuff is fun too, not having to tear out is a plus. Like to make furniture as well. Made this bed, my wife wanted the basement finished out so I made all the trim, sheeted my doors put in the faux beams, finished out 1300 sq ft for about $5500 in materials. It's our favorite part of the house especially in the winter. Made the cabinets for the kitchenette out of the extra flooring. Would like to say it was fun but......working a 10 day doing construction and coming home and putting in another 8-9 hours got a bit monotonous at times.
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I work at maintaining an amateur status. :-)

I'm done with working in a career job again. Been there and tried too many. Many of them were unintentional, gaining legs recklessly from an unknown skill, a project, a hobby, or an idea. I got lucky more than a few times gambling with chance and some very long odds, cause there was never a conscious plan made to follow or execute.

I had fun with most of them too, somehow. None ever held my interest beyond "the new is beginning to wear off" stage though. Except for one, but methanol isn't anymore stable long term than I am! Those challenges I craved and fed on daily eventually became stinky and stale like the others had, as I aged.

I still flip wrenches out of habit I guess. I didn't smile much when I was doing it for a living, but when it ceased to be serious business anymore, it became fun again.

Nowadays I'm into personal independence and self reliance. Being an amateur provides plenty of cover (and excuses) for pursuing that. :-)
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I have been a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union since 1976 , I went the mechanical route , but along the way I did learn to run every piece of equipment , my Dad was an Crane Operator and told me " if you can't operate it , then how can you fix it " , went thru a 4 year apprenticeship training program working on heavy equipment , and a few welding courses , I do mobile repairs on any type of construction equipment , hydraulics is my favorite ---- I was into 4x4 trucks , and switched to ATV's , so much cheaper and easier to deal with
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