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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: danny clifton] #7602628
06/11/22 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I like pole dancers. An underappreciated art form.

You sound like PCR2.


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602629
06/11/22 08:23 AM
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As a carpenter and former cabinet maker I say thank you for the appreciation but I would greatly appreciate being able to do the same thing in metal.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602631
06/11/22 08:24 AM
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Taxidermist! It is an artform practiced by many but mastered by only a few.


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: danny clifton] #7602639
06/11/22 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I like pole dancers. An underappreciated art form.



I was wondering how long it would take. May not be the right title these days. Maybe exotic dancers, who knows either is better than strippers.

So far I agree it's the best craft listed. Even better than Ironworking.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Providence Farm] #7602643
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Originally Posted by danny clifton
I like pole dancers. An underappreciated art form.



I was wondering how long it would take. May not be the right title these days. Maybe exotic dancers, who knows either is better than strippers.

So far I agree it's the best craft listed. Even better than Ironworking.


You'll be stuffing five dollar bills in Boco's thong.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602644
06/11/22 08:32 AM
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I'm an extra big fan of press brake operators that work part time in Dubuque, Iowa under a temporary hiring agency. I wish he would take pictures of his fellow employees.


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: run] #7602646
06/11/22 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by run
I'm an extra big fan of press brake operators that work part time in Dubuque, Iowa under a temporary hiring agency. I wish he would take pictures of his fellow employees.



So pushing a button to operate a break is what's such super hard work...

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: yotetrapper30] #7602648
06/11/22 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
The ones who make their living from the wild. Commercial fishing most of the time, digging roots, trapping, hunting, finding arrowheads. Rare these days but they do exist

I used to help a commercial fisherman in the Mississippi River and up rock river around the 280 bridge. This wasn’t his main income but part of it. The things they would use to fix something broken to keep from having to buy anything to replace it always amused me. We ran across another commercial guy often while out there, he was usually drifting for sturgeon. Fishing was his main income. I really enjoyed going along and helping but he is in his 80’s now and sold all his gear.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602649
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Really, any trade that earns an honest living for you and your family is admirable.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602653
06/11/22 08:52 AM
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traditional wood working like Roy Underhill where you work with the wood and the tool often even making the tool, Timber Framers , and Machinists who can just look at something take a few measurements then make virtually anything. and I suppose black smiths.

My Grandpa was a stone mason built a lot of arch ways , chimneys , if you wanted a big fancy stone chimney in SE WI he was the guy you wanted to hire.

My Great uncle a Ships machinist , he could machine parts for any boat that came in to the ship yard. His Grandfather and Uncles built around 19 great lakes boats most of them from wood but a few iron clad

so much of what is today's construction is assembly of a building product

also tailors and seamstresses that don't just make alterations , My grandmother was an excellent seamstress of clothing and quilts and did boat covers and sail covers also. worked with the fabric in a way that wasn't just assembly


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602670
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A few years back, I bought a 50 year old piece of farm equipment that had been running when parked. Was not running when I bought it. Powered by an industrial 318 Chrysler........we decided it needed to have the carb rebuilt. I got it off, went through a weeks long ordeal to find a carb kit to fit it.....but finally did.... then went looking for someone to rebuild it. Got the name of an old guy from a local shop and took it all in to see him.

So walked into the shop and there in front of a room full of machines and milling equipment........complete with various heads, blocks, valve sets, etc, stands this little sawed off runt of a guy.....about 70 years old......coke bottle horn rimmed glasses........and only one arm. A cig dangling from his lips. He looks at me as says....."what you got there........looks like an old Carter B&B off some 70's Dodge"? At a glance he could see what 3 auto parts store guys with computers had been unable to figure out. He had it back to me in a week and all I did was put it back on and it has run perfect ever since. Haven't touched a thing. They walk among us.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602677
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Anyone making a tough job look easy...those are the people at the top of their game and easy to spot....

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Bob] #7602705
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Originally Posted by Bob
Any tradesman who is a true master at his trade. Craftsmen. Not your every day trade worker. They’re a dime a dozen.


This is very right. I worked in the tool & die business. I worked on and with Plastic injection molds, Die cast Aluminum molds, Draw dies, Progressive dies, plastic extrusion dies, all sorts of assembly fixtures and tooling of all sorts.

I have met and worked with hundreds of tool makers and of those I can pick out only a couple that were truly talented. I've seen lots of hacks that know how to get the job done but not much more. Rare are the ones that study the prints, figure out a efficient process of making the tooling and then go to work with minimum time wasted, knowing when something requires extra time and precision and when it doesn't. And even rarer are the ones when the tooling is done and its tried out for the first time know exactly what to do to tweek out the problems and make the tool a long running smooth piece of equipment. The ones that are always willing to listen, study and are always trying to improve themselves at their crafts.

You can spot this if you watch workers in any trade. They do quality work fast and efficient with a minimum amount of missteps or unproductive time. You can spot the ones that think ahead and work acordingly.

Watching skilled tradesmen work has always been a interest of mine.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602734
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I admire anyone that works with there hands. I especially admire detail oriented tradesman like finish carpenters, stone masons, machinists, autobody specialists, etc.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602744
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I admire anyone that can do what I can't. Therefore, I admire A LOT of people, I'm pretty much useless.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602754
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Can't believe nobody has said, roofers. After all a good roof protects all that you own!!

Since I am-was a dumb roofer, I had to mention the trade.

Definition of a dumb roofer is: Someone that wasn't smart enough to find another line of work!! grin grin


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602807
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I enjoy watching a u-tube channel featuring a blacksmith. Might be Black Bear or something like that. He is talented and has the right tool for every job.

Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602812
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I have the utmost respect for the machinist


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Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: charles] #7602821
06/11/22 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by charles
I enjoy watching a u-tube channel featuring a blacksmith. Might be Black Bear or something like that. He is talented and has the right tool for every job.


I'll bet you watch John Switzer of Black Bear Forge. He is absolutely talented, and as with most highly skilled craftsmen/tradesmen, he makes it look simple and easy. It ain't either!


Re: What trade to you admire ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7602833
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Flintknappers
Pilots
Blacksmithing
Ship builders
To name a few, but my list is long

Probably I most admire nurses for the dedication and compassion they show


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