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Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, May 3, 2018.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    We've done this before, but since there are a lot of new people here I thought we would do it again.
    I spent 37 years in manufacturing, working my way up through the ranks until I became shop supervisor. A few years later the company I worked for was bought out by a large corporation which thought it would be a great idea to move production out of the country.
    Both my wife and I lost our jobs within three months of each other.
    Since then I have been making knives, with a couple of part time jobs tossed in when things got slow.
    Let's hear your story.
     
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  2. YoungCurmudgeon

    YoungCurmudgeon

    963
    Oct 15, 2014
    Fulltime husband and father.
    I've pulled my weight financially for the last 13 years as the Senior Industrial Hygienist for an environmental health and safety consulting firm.
     
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  3. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    And you are a graduate of the JK Handmade Knives School of Knifemaking.
     
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  4. greentrout

    greentrout

    529
    Apr 20, 2016
    My official title is Financial Center Manager. I oversee 5 bank branches and also lend money.
     
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  5. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    321
    Dec 28, 2017
    Army Airborne Ranger on my way to a paratrooper unit
     
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  6. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    404
    Dec 16, 2011
    I'm a Range and Wildlife biologist working for NRCS as a soil conservationist currently.
     
  7. B JACKSON

    B JACKSON

    Sep 19, 2012
    i sell worms and stink bait
     
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  8. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    And a graduate of the JK Handmade School of Knifemaking
     
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I'm a JOAT for a small state agency.
    prior to that I was a teacher (HS & CC)

    my #1 godson is a chute rigger at Ft Campbell.
     
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  10. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
     
  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    321
    Dec 28, 2017
    [​IMG] there is something wrong with this picture. It's a live mc-6 with a t-11 reserve. My buddy is a jump master and is hiding his face because he will never live this down. Needless to say who ever packed that chute and inspected it is in for it. Let me know if tall can't see what's wrong.
     
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  12. cbwoods67

    cbwoods67 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    I worked as a welder for a few years, making farm equipment.

    Now I'm back in school studying forestry.
     
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  13. rdrogers

    rdrogers Basic Member Basic Member

    846
    Jul 19, 2010
    Oh... wow
     
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  14. rdrogers

    rdrogers Basic Member Basic Member

    846
    Jul 19, 2010
    Keyboard monkey for a software company, here.
     
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  15. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I work for the largest electrical contractor in NH, where I run the low voltage communications division.

    I've also been know to tinker with knives...
     
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  16. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf

    Dec 3, 2015
    I'm an inspector. Certified as a welding inspector, as well as both field and lab certified in various things for concrete, dirt, pre-construction, during construction, and post-construction. I've spent the last 21 months as a structural inspector for the new airport being built in New Orleans. I'm very fortunate to be in a position to witness a billion dollar project rise from the ground. The fact that I've lived in or within 30 miles of New Orleans my entire life gives me a great sense of pride every time I see the project at the end of the day.
     
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  17. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Recliner anchor/eyelid checker.
    It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.:D
     
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  18. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

    579
    Nov 25, 2002
    I work security on the North Slope aka Prudhoe Bay Alaska which is the largest oilfield in the U.S. All of us in my work group are former military, corrections, law enforcement or medics. Slope workers deal with some of harshest winter conditions in the U.S. I've seen ambient temperatures as low as -65 and wind chills of -96. During the summer depending where a person is working the mosquitos can be seen in black clouds. It's a remote site location so we have to fly up here to work and we live up during our work hitch which for most people is 2, 3, or 4 weeks at a time and then we usually have the same amount of time of that we worked. I've been doing this for 14 years and the North Slope never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  19. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    321
    Dec 28, 2017
    I hunt 60 miles south of deadhorse at the only real pull off to the west. And I'm going back to ak this month. I'll be living in anchorage.
     
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  20. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

    579
    Nov 25, 2002
    Are you going to be living up here permanently? I live in Anchorage as well.
     

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