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Very good news.

Postby rhipsher » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:14 pm

I started my own machine shop out of my garage 3 months ago. And the first few months started off slow. But as soon as that was over I've been completely buried. I'll never forget the look on my wife's face when I showed her the P.O's I was getting. Her eye's just about popped out of her head. It's been crazy ever since. I'll be getting a new engine lathe soon and at that point the red toy will have to go into storage. The next big step will be quitting the day job and going full time for myself. And after that it will be looking for a building. This thing has taken off in a way I could have never imagined. This is just the latest batch of work I brought home last night. The last picture is of a statue that is on display at the tool supply place where I buy all of my tooling. Pretty cool.
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_1357_zpsc90abb29.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_1355_zpsbb0da6ab.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_1356_zps7909d159.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_20140624_141709749_zps5d35f201.jpg
This is $650 in tooling I bought for an up coming job. Expensive? Yep! But I'm going to make $3k off of the job so no biggy lol!
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_1354_zps722647d2.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn63/keeno1970/machine/IMG_20140624_160511899_HDR_zpsc65a74f7.jpg
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Postby supercoolman » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:38 pm

you may want to mask out or erase the license plate in the pic

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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:14 pm

That's really cool! I wish you much success!!!
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Postby rhipsher » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:39 am

supercoolman wrote:you may want to mask out or erase the license plate in the pic
I'm not worried about it. My car has been all over the internet since 2006 in numerous magazine articles and calendar photo shoots. If somebody wants to steal my identity then go for it. If somebody wants to come try to steal the ZR-1 they will get an AR15 rammed up their nose. This is Texas. Not California.

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Postby rhipsher » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:47 am

Robrus1 wrote:That's really cool! I wish you much success!!!
Thank you. I work a full time job as a CNC programmer all day. Then come home and make parts in my garage until 2:00am. It's exhausting. But it's a labor of love. Especially when it's your baby. I don't know what the future holds for me. I can only take it one day at a time. I had to get an accountant that specializes in manufacturing companies to help me out. I wanted to get things setup right from the beginning. I don't want to tangle with the IRS. Been there. Done that.

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Postby rockyrock » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:28 am

The American Dream, happening here. Congrats!
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