Here's what I do for a living...what do you do?

DigginDoc

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View attachment 91625 View attachment 91626 I've been retired from full time work since 2002 but still work about 15 hours a week at a couple of part time jobs. One of the jobs is for Kellogg and the other is for Pepperidge Farm. Both jobs are basically the same. I go around to different super markets and Walmarts and fill shelves and build displays. The photos are from an area Walmart. The first is a display of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers that I built and the other is what the back room of a Walmart looks like.....a tight squeeze for sure.
Everytime my Grandson and I get together, I whip out a box of "Fishies" and we have fun! :) He loves em!
Cheers
Doc
 

DigsNW

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I will update for all. I still work for a place that makes precipitated calcium carbonate that goes into making paper. I am one of three operators, also do maintenace, secretarial duties, am the West Coast regional Safety officer, truck loader and clean up person. Only four of us to run the entire plant so we do it all.
Guess I have to update this, almost a month late.
I am now retired.
 
You know digs, this retirement thing doesn't mean that you just sit around and do nothing, but you already knew that.
Our first priority is to enjoy ourselves. That means doing more of what we love to do. For TQ members, I would imagine all forms of treasure hunting comes into PLAY. You have your incredible wood working skills that I'm sure you will be dedicating more time to.
I think what happens is we take on new projects. For me, it will be purchasing a home in Pennsylvania. Then of course, there will be the move, and making sure the house is freshly painted and move-in ready. Busy, busy, busy.
Yep, that's our new occupation.
Busy, busy, busy.
 

majakldragon

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You know digs, this retirement thing doesn't mean that you just sit around and do nothing, but you already knew that.
Our first priority is to enjoy ourselves. That means doing more of what we love to do. For TQ members, I would imagine all forms of treasure hunting comes into PLAY. You have your incredible wood working skills that I'm sure you will be dedicating more time to.
I think what happens is we take on new projects. For me, it will be purchasing a home in Pennsylvania. Then of course, there will be the move, and making sure the house is freshly painted and move-in ready. Busy, busy, busy.
Yep, that's our new occupation.
Busy, busy, busy.
Make sure when you buy that home you purchase the little known "stuff birth control". If you don't your stuff will multiply like craze. I didn't ask about it and mine has. I KNOW I didn't bring all this stuff in. It gets happy and next thing you know there is more and more stuff.
 

majakldragon

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Staff member
You know digs, this retirement thing doesn't mean that you just sit around and do nothing, but you already knew that.
Our first priority is to enjoy ourselves. That means doing more of what we love to do. For TQ members, I would imagine all forms of treasure hunting comes into PLAY. You have your incredible wood working skills that I'm sure you will be dedicating more time to.
I think what happens is we take on new projects. For me, it will be purchasing a home in Pennsylvania. Then of course, there will be the move, and making sure the house is freshly painted and move-in ready. Busy, busy, busy.
Yep, that's our new occupation.
Busy, busy, busy.
Make sure when you buy that home you purchase the little known "stuff birth control". If you don't your stuff will multiply like craze. I didn't ask about it and mine has. I KNOW I didn't bring all this stuff in. It gets happy and next thing you know there is more and more stuff.
 

DigsNW

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You know digs, this retirement thing doesn't mean that you just sit around and do nothing, but you already knew that.
Our first priority is to enjoy ourselves. That means doing more of what we love to do. For TQ members, I would imagine all forms of treasure hunting comes into PLAY. You have your incredible wood working skills that I'm sure you will be dedicating more time to.
I think what happens is we take on new projects. For me, it will be purchasing a home in Pennsylvania. Then of course, there will be the move, and making sure the house is freshly painted and move-in ready. Busy, busy, busy.
Yep, that's our new occupation.
Busy, busy, busy.
That is for sure and I don't mind one little bit. The thing I notice is that with no deadlines or time restraints I seem to get more done and it gets done better. I am spending time in the shop. Just finished a birthday present and today I am starting on tearing out and making brand new pull out shelves in the kitchen. Old ones are getting sticky and I want to build them different. Busy, busy, busy. When the rain ever quits here I do want to get out detecting.
 

KRose

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Make sure when you buy that home you purchase the little known "stuff birth control". If you don't your stuff will multiply like craze. I didn't ask about it and mine has. I KNOW I didn't bring all this stuff in. It gets happy and next thing you know there is more and more stuff.
I know exactly what you mean Andi. After awhile it's like trying to pour a gallon of milk into a pint container.
 

backwater52

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Thanks, it was in Dubuque Iowa on a early Sunday morning,temp was like 5, 10 below. I was checking on pumps and generators. O.K. LONG RAMBLE ALERT! Looking upstream the towboat and the crane, which is on a barge are on the water above the lock chamber. The latticed horizontal beams are a stacked temporary dam. It was put in first then water pumped out. Same for down stream side except a poiree dam was used. Wish i could find a pic of that, weird. Basically huge angled frames set in by divers then covered with steel plates. when you are at that end of the floor you're (under) the river. When the water is pumped out pressure actual force's it against a big sill at the bottom and the slope forces it down. These are probably the same frames. https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.mo1078.photos/?sp=19 Before we could work we had to clean all the debris. 2 tandem axle loads of steamboat ratchets and cable plus some goodie's. 2 big brass props, lots of tools, old flare pistol, i remember a few newer silver coins were found.
 

backwater52

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These were only about 18"-2' except the 12" in my garage:whistle: I'd like to see those pic's Artie fact. Any diesel ship engine pic's? I saw some NG compressors that were supposed to be comparable, piston and connecting rod was around 7 ft tall.
 
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hoser

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Great pics backwater. I've never been there to see it, but they do the same thing here every winter at the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie. Now did that ever give you the willies knowing there is all that very cold water just the other side of that wall.
 
Old thread, but some might be interested in what I do for a living.

I learned to make longbows and recurve bows more than 40 years ago. About 14 years ago, I bought out Black Rhino Bow company. I had been making most of the bows for the company for a few years. The majority of the bows are for young people, but I also make custom and production longbows for adults.

It’s a business I love doing, but doesn’t pay very well. I struggle to make a living, although the benefits of setting my own schedule and being my own boss are worth it. I am able to make time for my other interests like hunting for game, artifacts, and now, metal detecting.
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DigsNW

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Old thread, but some might be interested in what I do for a living.

I learned to make longbows and recurve bows more than 40 years ago. About 14 years ago, I bought out Black Rhino Bow company. I had been making most of the bows for the company for a few years. The majority of the bows are for young people, but I also make custom and production longbows for adults.

It’s a business I love doing, but doesn’t pay very well. I struggle to make a living, although the benefits of setting my own schedule and being my own boss are worth it. I am able to make time for my other interests like hunting for game, artifacts, and now, metal detecting. View attachment 101339
Very nice bow. I used to hunt with bow but not a recurve. I was not a purist I guess and used a compound. I did well with it and enjoyed it but my shoulder couldn't take it any longer. I am sure you enjoy making these and you do nice work. Thanks for posting. I wish more of the newer people would post here.