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I'd put money on it my friend, not all house are square and if I did something I wasn't happy with it, I’d do it until I get it right or think of another way to do it that would best suit my skills.
In my work life I've made and or build;
In this workshop where I started working in my teens I mainly made parts to be fitted to Cooking equipment like this shoves some which would have hotplates to cook burgers and alike, steam ovens, fish fry’s like you’d cook fry’s I, stock pots like you’d use in commercial kitchens then when on to another workshop.
Refrigerators all from stainless steel, sandwich bar like you’d buy a sandwich in a shop with the glass canopy, Uprights like you get drinks from a shop, Bar types you get a beer out of under the counter of a bar, cool rooms where you’d store provisions for shops and alike, where I build from scratch or reconditioned them.
Then I changed industries and started working in construction and found that the skills I acquired from metal fabrication was more than useful in that industry so I went to trade school!
I built houses which entailed setout, excavation, tying steel for the footings, sub-framing for the floor. Wall framing, cutting roofs, hanging windows and doors, laying floors, installing cladding, installing fixtures, hanging both domestic and commercial ceils, fixed metal roofing, building stairs, desk, timber awnings and ramps for the disable to mention some of what I’ve done!
And I can’t really see where I said it would be easy, in fact I called it a challenge I doubt if I would have called it a challenge if I believed it to be easy. But the skills I have gained in my life lead me to believe I’d be able to do if not all most of the job! And I’ve read that people with no trade experience at all have built boats, so what are you trying to say! That some dude out of an office could do it but I couldn’t?
And what have you ever made and or build?
I have a better than most idea what shipwright do, I have more than just a passing interest in the craft of working with timber. In fact one of my childhood friends was an indentured apprentice shipwright.
Last edited by QuakeCity; 04-03-2008 at 10:06 PM.