Brasilikilt Posted April 24, 2010 Share Posted April 24, 2010 I work at a metal fab shop and am basically the lowest xxxx on the totem pole. I do the lowliest work there such as grinding, punching holes in plates and cleaning up after others. I get talked down to, make jack squat for a wage and am not held in very high regard. Lots of people there have been fired, or quit and I feel my position there is a bit precarious. I'm exploring the possibilities of paying my share of the bills with what capabilities I have here at home. Is it completely asinine to think that a guy with the very basics (forge, anvil, hammers, wire feed welder)working alone in a tiny backyard shop could make an average of around $12-$15/hour profit consistently? I was thinking of some things I could realistically do is to make parts for another larger company. Making tools for other blacksmiths or wood workers was another idea. I also have some wood working equipment such as a table saw, drill press, lathe, a small belt sander and band saw, I was thinking that combining wood working and blacksmithing would allow me to be flexible with the kinds of stuff I could do. I'm just throwing the idea out there for some feedback from those of you already operating your own shops. I'm not looking to make a huge pile of money, just enough to maintain my familiy's current standard of living. Any thoughts you guys might have be it for or against, I'm all ears. Thanks Iain Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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