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#61 dynomike1

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

Yea we all had them. We were more concerned with ditches.


There are very few problems that cant be solved with explosives.
                             Explosives are a bang up job.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

when ur sleeve puller doesnt have enough ass behind it u go redneck style 


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:21 PM

I was in a hurry.

 

My last years project, and i painted it right there.

 

 Nice job. I got me a John Deere model 50 from my neighbor to restore. It'll take a bit of time, needs clutch rebuild, and a small crack in No.1 cylinder/block and cosmetic/paint overhaul. It runs but clutch is wore out. I look forward to using it again to grade our road, have the manned adjustable grader blade, rake and pulverizer. Has the 3 point hookup and pto. Good ol' Johnny popper   


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#64 dynomike1

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:21 AM

I wished i had that 50. I'll trade you an 8n for it.

This was my project 2yrs. ago.

 

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There are very few problems that cant be solved with explosives.
                             Explosives are a bang up job.

#65 dynomike1

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

 

when ur sleeve puller doesnt have enough ass behind it u go redneck style 

 

That is the right way. Use what ever tools you have on hand.


There are very few problems that cant be solved with explosives.
                             Explosives are a bang up job.

#66 MeowMix

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:05 AM

I do IT for a major regional hospital/clinic network's radiology department. Generally a clean job, though I occasionally have to wear scrubs/bunny suits to replace computers in the operating rooms.

 

My partner is a QA analyst for a small vending system company and helps me cook charcoal down here and build shells up north but really prefers watching to building fireworks.

I'm IT Manager at a local Amazon WH, nice to see another IT here :3



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:58 PM

I'm IT Manager at a local Amazon WH, nice to see another IT here :3

 

There are a number of us running around here, heh.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:51 PM

I think my job might be slightly related to this hobby... I'm a blaster. I blast to make sewers, roads, ski slopes, name it.



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:17 PM

For the last 23 years I have made tires literally 100s of thousands of tires chances are some of you are riding or have ridden on tires that I have made either general or continental tires
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 06:42 AM

Thought I already had posted a reply here...

 

Anyway, I'm a  inorganic chemist with a passion for fireworks since childhood. I was lucky enough to get my foot into the world of pyrotechnics directly after the university and started working as a pyrotechnic research end development engineer in 1995 for a producer of explosives and initiating systems.

 

After only one year I was head hunted to work as a pyrotechnist for a pyrotechnic company doing development and problem solving connected to fireworks (not any more), marine distress signals and military pyrotechnics.



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

Maybe it comes down to having an inquiring mind and a desire to create.

 

On the pyrotechnics side, one could say it's an artistic pursuit. Then others may argue it's all about chemistry, engineering, etc... and making rocket motors has it's own thrill. Nevertheless, when lighting something that you actually made yourself that produces a colour effect, or takes off with power, then... ooohhh pretty...

 

I haven't read on this thread from a person, that during their day job, they work for the internal revenue service (tax department) but in their spare time, they let it ripp and get into pyrotechnics on the weekends.

 

There is something that binds people with some sort of mind-set, whether it be your professional blaster or something else. Lawyers or Tax Accountants don't seem to be represented in this group. Not that they "shouldn't" be, but that was why I asked the question in the first place.

 

A sociological question it is. I like to think it's about creating something.


I just start the conversation - someone else has to question them.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:50 PM

I'm retired. Travel alot and play alot. Love pyrotechnics. Got started back in the early/mid sixties when a person could get just about anything. Times sure changed over the years. With PA now allowing fireworks I'm having some make up time. But creating/making something that wows is much more fullfilling than buying something.






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