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

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.
 

teamroper

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Work for DOE as an Radiological Control Technician. I check contamination and radiation levels in the buildings that we operate out of. Of course my work starts when I get home in the evenings. Besides raising my 9 yr old grandson we own one farm and lease 2 others with 50+ head of cattle and 7 horses. I love to teach team roping to beginners and when I'm not doing that I'm either coyote hunting or metal detecting with my little buddy. Other than that, I don't do anything. Lol
 

fyrffytr1

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I could have sworn I posted a reply to this thread but I can't find it. I know Y'all are dying to know what I do for a living so I will end the suspense.
I was a fire fighter for 30 years before retiring in 2005 and going into trim carpentry with my buddy. That lasted until 2010 when the bottom fell out of the home building industry. So, I went to work for an auto parts store and have been there since. But, due to injuries suffered in a 2014 accident I am most likely going to hang it up by the end of this year.
 

DigsNW

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I retired February 28, 2017. Enjoyed it until August when I turned into a full time caregiver for my wife. She is now recovering and I will get back to being retired soon.