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24-05-2016, 08:09 PM
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(24-05-2016 09:36 AM)Commonsensei Wrote:  I currently am a Locksmith for an Native American Casino.

I had a short lived career in TV and Comic Books. Definitely something I much rather be doing. I'm the happiest when I get to draw and have people enjoy my work. My friends in the industry are constantly pushing me to get back into it.

But I afraid of falling into bankruptcy. I make a fair wage here at the casino and it put's a roof over my head and food on my table. A career in art is a constant job. Constantly promoting yourself, constantly doing art pieces to make money that usually goes back into the art. I've never been as good at anything as I am with my illustrations. But i'm my own worst critic. And put myself down constantly as never thinking I'm good enough to get recognized.

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24-05-2016, 10:31 PM
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(23-05-2016 11:34 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(23-05-2016 03:56 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Government bureaucrat.
So what you're saying is that you're a heartless bastard? Unsure

Laugh out load

nah. I'm pretty much a pussy. Albeit a big ass pussy.

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25-05-2016, 01:43 AM
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I had a bunch of jobs before 1972. [I worked as a ranch hand, worked for a custom rifle builder, worked in a grocery store, and did time in the Army.] In 1972 I graduated from law school and went back into the Army because I owed them more time. I got out of the Army in late 1972 and became a criminal defense lawyer. Soon, other lawyers and judges started hiring me for both their criminal cases [lawyers get arrested for crimes just like everybody else] and for their disciplinary/disbarment cases. By the early 1980s, all of my clients were other lawyers and judges and I did that almost exclusively until 2012. I say "almost exclusively" because I also represented old people with various kinds of dementia when the spouse and/or kids wanted to lock them away in an old folks home. By 2012, after 40 years of an extremely high stress practice, I retired.

I got my stress relief while practicing law from building rifles. I went to work for a custom rifle builder when I was 16 and he taught me well. I have an elaborate shop in my basement, complete with metal lathe, and that is where I retreated when I needed to escape from the insanity that is law practice. I still build rifles now that I am retired. I LOVE RETIREMENT. I spend time with my family, I spend time with Virgil the Wonder Horse and Max the Wonder Cat, and I take naps. My new philosophy of life is, "Nap where you're at." I am busy all day every day doing things I love like loading cartridges for my guns, tying fishing flies that no self respecting fish would ever bite, and reading.
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25-05-2016, 03:25 AM
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I work for a small software company in Joburg as a developer... Before that I spent a loooooooooong time at uni doing maths and physics related stuff. Did some odd jobs tutoring people, never had much success Undecided I've been thinking of doing further studies but none of the stuff I've looked at really grabs me, and I find studying in my spare time pretty rewarding anyway. I would like to find something... really interesting. Software development is a very useful skill to have though. I'm gonna keep doing this for a while.

Something I've always wanted to do once I've put together some savings is teach maths/physics in Zimbabwe. There's an acute shortage of teachers there and it'd be a good way of giving back.

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25-05-2016, 05:28 AM
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(25-05-2016 01:43 AM)Black Eagle Wrote:  I had a bunch of jobs before 1972. [I worked as a ranch hand, worked for a custom rifle builder, worked in a grocery store, and did time in the Army.] In 1972 I graduated from law school and went back into the Army because I owed them more time. I got out of the Army in late 1972 and became a criminal defense lawyer. Soon, other lawyers and judges started hiring me for both their criminal cases [lawyers get arrested for crimes just like everybody else] and for their disciplinary/disbarment cases. By the early 1980s, all of my clients were other lawyers and judges and I did that almost exclusively until 2012. I say "almost exclusively" because I also represented old people with various kinds of dementia when the spouse and/or kids wanted to lock them away in an old folks home. By 2012, after 40 years of an extremely high stress practice, I retired.

I got my stress relief while practicing law from building rifles. I went to work for a custom rifle builder when I was 16 and he taught me well. I have an elaborate shop in my basement, complete with metal lathe, and that is where I retreated when I needed to escape from the insanity that is law practice. I still build rifles now that I am retired. I LOVE RETIREMENT. I spend time with my family, I spend time with Virgil the Wonder Horse and Max the Wonder Cat, and I take naps. My new philosophy of life is, "Nap where you're at." I am busy all day every day doing things I love like loading cartridges for my guns, tying fishing flies that no self respecting fish would ever bite, and reading.

Very cool. My son would love to build rifles or learn gunsmithing. Are there any classes for that kind of thing or do you just have to find someone to take you on?

I was talking to another fisherman about tying flies a couple of weeks ago. Haven't done it since I was a kid but I used to enjoy the hell out of it. Consider

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25-05-2016, 06:08 AM
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Mostly I have been a bookkeeper in various industries. I worked in a farm toy factory in high school, have worked in restaurant kitchens, worked as a grocery store clerk, bartender, and a stint as a soldier. But bookkeeping has been my main source of income for most of my adult life.

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25-05-2016, 08:33 AM
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I once worked for a market research company on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. They did market research for the movie industry and brought in audience members to view movies in a special little movie theatre they had. I worked on files and was a part time receptionist. I would get calls from MGM and Paramount people. I took calls from Mel Gibson, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand and several studio executives and would transfer the call to the executives of the research company. I think my entire conversation with Robert Redford was "Just one moment Mr. Redford, let me transfer your call". That's what I said to everyone who called. When someone famous would call I had that line memorized so I wouldn't get so nervous.

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25-05-2016, 11:57 AM
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(25-05-2016 05:28 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  Very cool. My son would love to build rifles or learn gunsmithing. Are there any classes for that kind of thing or do you just have to find someone to take you on?

I was talking to another fisherman about tying flies a couple of weeks ago. Haven't done it since I was a kid but I used to enjoy the hell out of it. Consider

Your son should contact the P. O. Ackley gunsmithing school in Trinidad, Colorado. It's far and away the best in the nation. It is part of the Trinidad Junior College. Parker Ackley was one of my teachers although I never went to his school. He was a close friend of the rifle builder who taught me. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2010...xcellence/

I understand that they have courses you can take at home and they have specialized courses that you can attend for a couple of weeks. Some friends of mine took the two week bluing course last summer and they turned into very fine gun bluers.

Gun building is extremely difficult and there are things that I do not do myself such as bluing. [I never wanted to do it because with kids and grandkids I did not want the harsh chemicals around. They are scarier than gun powder and primers. Big Grin ] I also do not do my own heat treating and I send that out to a place in Utah.
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25-05-2016, 12:00 PM
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(24-05-2016 10:31 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(23-05-2016 11:34 PM)Vosur Wrote:  So what you're saying is that you're a heartless bastard? Unsure

Laugh out load

nah. I'm pretty much a pussy. Albeit a big ass pussy.

MMMMM, ass pussy.




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25-05-2016, 12:09 PM
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(25-05-2016 11:57 AM)Black Eagle Wrote:  
(25-05-2016 05:28 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  Very cool. My son would love to build rifles or learn gunsmithing. Are there any classes for that kind of thing or do you just have to find someone to take you on?

I was talking to another fisherman about tying flies a couple of weeks ago. Haven't done it since I was a kid but I used to enjoy the hell out of it. Consider

Your son should contact the P. O. Ackley gunsmithing school in Trinidad, Colorado. It's far and away the best in the nation. It is part of the Trinidad Junior College. Parker Ackley was one of my teachers although I never went to his school. He was a close friend of the rifle builder who taught me. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2010...xcellence/

I understand that they have courses you can take at home and they have specialized courses that you can attend for a couple of weeks. Some friends of mine took the two week bluing course last summer and they turned into very fine gun bluers.

Gun building is extremely difficult and there are things that I do not do myself such as bluing. [I never wanted to do it because with kids and grandkids I did not want the harsh chemicals around. They are scarier than gun powder and primers. Big Grin ] I also do not do my own heat treating and I send that out to a place in Utah.

Thanks. Iwill get some info together and shoot him an email. Big Grin

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