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thedude50

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09-16-2011 08:44 AM

This listing could say new friend wanted but I am really looking for someone to work with me in my shop the person can do their own projects and will not be given a key to the shop at least at first I live in the Fresno area I prefer someone who is mature and they must like rock music the person will get to use my shop full of tools and will hopefully become a friend i need someone to be here several days a week times to be arranged this is not a paying job but does have some good benefits if you are this person please post here so we can set up a meet i look forward to any serious reply Lance

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 04:25 AM

Do you have photos of your shop?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 04:54 AM

I could use someone to work for free too. LOL
It sounds like a good deal for someone who needs a shop and a friend.

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thedude50

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 06:30 AM

mark are you going to move down to work with me the shop is a 3 car garage its mostly cleared out ill be finishing it soon but i don’t have photos yet i do have a 2 hp jet dust collector though

a1kim i am not hiring someone to work for me they can do their own projects and for a guy who doesn’t have a well equipped shop this is the deal of a lifetime do you think i should give a safety test before choosing my shop-mate

landog yrs if i choose you you can bring an ozzy poster ill let you put ut next to my Y&T poster

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Jerry

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 12:41 PM

Ive always thought a woodworkers coop would be fun. Never got my wishes and the “friends” that do work in my shop always rely on me to provide.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 01:01 PM

I would also check your liability insurance in case this person gets hurt while working in YOUR shop.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 02:03 PM

I hope it all works out for you.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Gregn

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 02:25 PM

One of the problems with your request would be that most experienced woodworkers have their own shops. You might be further ahead to look for an apprentice willing to learn woodworking and to be a shop buddy. Another issue would be what happens should tool damage occur and your shop buddy doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. Also Pat brings up a good point about other liability issues that could arise.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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JohnAndrew

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#8 posted 09-21-2011 09:16 PM

What’s the salary?

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rance

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 03:31 PM

Interesting offer. What is the reason for this request(bored working by yourself, safety, learn from this new guy)? If you were in Virginia, I might take you up on the offer. Think of it… “The Lance & Rance Workshop”.

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thedude50

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#10 posted 09-23-2011 07:56 AM

my insurance is fine to over 5 million in one incident and my agent says as long as we are hobby workers no problem why i want a woodworker look i have taught till i am sick of teaching i still have the grand-kids to teach i want a coworker so i feel safe in the shop i don’t like working alone i think its high risk take that lady who just died in that turning accident she may have lived if she hadn’t lost so much blood and lost the golden hour i want to see someone else s way of doing things i never think i know it all i don’t want a kid i want a mature person to work with they don’t have to be as experienced as me but they need to know what they are doing on their own ya Rance come on out sunshine and no hurricanes \\\ rule 1 if you break it you bought it

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widdle

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#11 posted 09-23-2011 08:10 AM

Dude ?

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