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    Sorry this is more of an excitement post, I started my shop 1 year ago and business has exploded. I just bought the miller 350p and love it. To anyone out there who is thinking of starting up remember it takes alot of determination, dedication, commitment, long hours, an understanding better half, and lack of sleep, oh yeah i also got sober which was my key downfall. I could not be happier.
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    mikey j

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      WOW, that kind of bussiness in only one year, What industry are your customers?

      Good job.

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        it took alot of sacrifice and many weeks without a paycheck. I had a full time job when I started cause there was no guarantee i was going to make it. I started with 1 forklift(that broke down every 4th start), an old airco w/ a hobart feeder(which is still prob my favorite machine), a couple of clamps, my ironworker tools, some squares, and really not alot else. It was rough at first. My main customer builds concrete batch plants and I am starting to increase the load of eggs in my basket. I am grateful and blessed.
        mikey j

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        • #5
          Great! Best wishes to you. I've been clean & sober 10 years this month. My life has gotten WAY better. Keep up the good work.
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            HHmmmm. I've been clean and sober my whole life, and my life sucks! Any suggestions?

            Seriously though, good luck, it's good to hear a success story.
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            • #7
              Mikey! Nice big work!!!! For myself and especially the new guys that just finished High School and think they want to open up their own business, how long have been in the field (journeyman?) before you opened up your own business and what kind of work were you doing?
              Big thanks from me and the others
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Laiky View Post
                HHmmmm. I've been clean and sober my whole life, and my life sucks! Any suggestions?

                .
                Start drinking.
                It wont make life better, but when you quit, you realize what you have been missing. You appreciate it more after sobering up. The little things that make you're life suck now will become trivial little irritants.

                Congratulation on the business, looks like you did quite well for your self. The blood sweat and tears paid off.
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                To all who contribute to this board.
                My sincere thanks , Pete.

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                • #9
                  i agree with ^^^^^^^^^^ that post. it is the little gifts that you realize you missed. if i would have known life could be this much fun i would have started living it years ago. i was fortunate in one aspect, my work ethic. i was able to acquire journeyman status as a carpenter, ironworker(rigger), and welder(fitter and fabricator). i was given a good head on my shoulders, even though it only ran at half throttle for 15 years. all my skills were acquired hands on, but it required hard work. that is the bottom line, nothing good comes easy unless you were born with a silver spoon and even that is no guarantee. Experience is also one of the key factors. you have to get out and work with old timers to pick up ypur tricks of the trade. i owe alot to my mentors.
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                    Originally posted by mgrudz View Post
                    that is the bottom line, nothing good comes easy unless you were born with a silver spoon and even that is no guarantee. Experience is also one of the key factors. you have to get out and work with old timers to pick up ypur tricks of the trade. i owe alot to my mentors.
                    i was born with a rusty spoon in my mouth
                    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                    feel free to P/M me

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                    • #11
                      Bob, mgrudz, Welderman

                      Bob, Great looking work on the projects you did and Im glad to hear you are doing so great in such a short amount of time.

                      mgrudz, congratulations on your success, you can hold your head high and be proud. I myself quit smoking after 2 pack a day since I was 18, 55 now, quit cold turkey Nov 28 2006.

                      Welderman, hold onto that rusty spoon, someday it may come in handy, maybe Willy can show you how to polish it
                      Ken

                      What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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                      • #12
                        welder man hopefully that rusty spoon came as part of a package with the tet**** shot. wow it would not let me post t e t a n u s oh a n u s is in there........ my head has def been up mine before hey welderman where in texas are u? i put buildings up in conroe(houston), mt pleasant(pittsburg, home of bo pilgrim), denton, and waxahatchie(i think that is how u spell it
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                        mikey j

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                        • #13
                          Seems like you earned it. Good for you!
                          How did you start getting work?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mgrudz View Post
                            welder man hopefully that rusty spoon came as part of a package with the tet**** shot. wow it would not let me post t e t a n u s oh a n u s is in there........ my head has def been up mine before hey welderman where in texas are u? i put buildings up in conroe(houston), mt pleasant(pittsburg, home of bo pilgrim), denton, and waxahatchie(i think that is how u spell it
                            im in dallas, and put em up all over texas
                            and about 10 or 12 other states
                            my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                            feel free to P/M me

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mgrudz View Post
                              welder man hopefully that rusty spoon came as part of a package with the tet**** shot. wow it would not let me post t e t a n u s oh a n u s is in there........ my head has def been up mine before hey welderman where in texas are u? i put buildings up in conroe(houston), mt pleasant(pittsburg, home of bo pilgrim), denton, and waxahatchie(i think that is how u spell it
                              im in dallas, and put em up all over texas
                              and about 10 other states.im still waiting to get that call to put one up in Hawaii
                              .....and its spelled waxahachie
                              my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                              feel free to P/M me

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