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garagebayweld_fab 01-17-2015 03:25 PM

new member with big dreams
 
hey guys my names drew, im 24and from the forgotten state of rhode island. i have been welding and building stuff now for about 7 years. only have learned through my own failures and a few youtube videos.two years ago i rented a shop for after hour side work with my best friend consisting of brake jobs, lift kits, and headracks.i now have left the repair work to him and i have solely focused on the fabrication aspect of the business. with that being said, monday i had shoulder surgery done and am now out of the garage for quite sometime.i will be legalizing my fab business in hopes of growing and making some cool stuff . (my instagram account is @garagebayweld_fab )i stumbled upon this site through a web search and am extremely excited to join the community here. by no means am i trying to sell any of my goods, i am just simply here in hopes of gathering information and new techniques. along with any criticism that may come along with it. here is some of my work and i cannot wait to search in depth of these threads and builds! thank you anyone that has taken the time to read my story and grind on!

here are some photos of my work so far

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...psa6fa69d8.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps9ef144d4.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps96c993f5.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...psb91b4bc9.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps05890bd9.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...psfce659a2.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...pse8da5661.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...psbaa28b65.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps6b57bdca.jpg

ScooteK 01-17-2015 03:36 PM

Welcome to The OFN.

wyoming9 01-17-2015 05:01 PM

Welcome to OFN!!

If you have not done so already think about taking some business classes the fab work is the easy part.

It also does not hurt to have passed your certs in a few processes even if you never plan to do code work.

look into insurance?? Go to work for someone else after looking a quotes.

Quite different when it is for fun and extra money .

Best of luck.

garagebayweld_fab 01-17-2015 05:24 PM

thank you ! im not out to make a million dollars, i just want to be able to proudly show my work and name without worrying about the government trying to put the iron fist on me. i have 6 years in managing a local automotive electronics store so i have a small grasp on the idea . but practice makes perfect !

deaner 01-17-2015 11:32 PM

Welcome. Nice work, nice designs. Looks like you are off to a good start.

350 Vortec 01-18-2015 05:50 PM

Hello and welcome to you


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