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Old 03-18-2024, 06:35 PM
OrRod OrRod is offline
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Default Mid Life Crisis=Career Change? ;)

I'm 38 going from a career in engineering to becoming a craftsman. I've been working as an engineer my whole career and working in the shop for fun. I have an opportunity to make the change and I'm going to make it happen. Metal shaping is something I want to master along with general metal fabrication. Looking forward to a life long learning endeavor.
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Old 03-18-2024, 10:21 PM
steve.murphy steve.murphy is offline
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I was in engineering for most of my working life and whilst it was generally OK, I didn’t really get a creative outlet, so I wish you the best and hope you can make it work, sometimes I wish I had been able to do this.

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Old 03-19-2024, 07:34 AM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with the transition.
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Old 03-20-2024, 09:38 AM
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Jim Stabe Jim Stabe is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Diego, Ca
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The only thing that will keep you from fulfilling your dream is you telling yourself you can't do it. I started on my MGB that I have owned since 1970 and 17 years later it is 11" wider and there is less than 200 lbs of the original car left. I'm all self taught and if I can do it, so can you.

Jim Stabe

MGB roadster widened 11.5", Corvette C-4 suspension, 535 hp supercharged LT1 V8, T-56 6 speed.
Pictures here: It goes to Part 6 now
Part 1,7581
Part 2,22422

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