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    Default Looking For Hobbyist Or Retired Or Semi-Retired Machinist For Cool & Fun Projects

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for a machinist to do some very cool and very fun projects for me. It's fine if you're a hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist. A hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist might be the best fit for my jobs. The reason for this is because some- but not all- of my projects involve moving parts that have to work smoothly together...and it will likely take a little bit of work to get it my projects right. This means I want someone who is more concerned with quality than with profit margin. If you are pretty much a 'machine guru' who enjoys figuring out of things and the actual work itself, you might just be perfect for my very cool and fun and secret projects (they are magic props)!!!

    ~ItsMagic

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTEGREX GEEK View Post
    Your inbox is full
    Your not cheep enough.....

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    Why should someone donate time to you? Please explain. Who benefits from the "cool projects" after they are finished?

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    I took the part about “more concerned with quality than profit margin” to mean the OP will pay higher for the best quality???

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    I get requests like this every day. "Wouldn't it be really cool to make this thing for me?" Of course on my dime not theirs!

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    LOL!

    Translated as "I want a Ferrari but only have enough money for a Mercury Tracer"

    Sad part is that this is the general perception of people in this trade.

    Would the OP ever dream of asking anybody else this same thing? Hey I need my grass cut, but can you do it for $10 instead of $25 because I have a fun swingset you can use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMagic View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for a machinist to do some very cool and very fun projects for me. It's fine if you're a hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist. A hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist might be the best fit for my jobs. The reason for this is because some- but not all- of my projects involve moving parts that have to work smoothly together...and it will likely take a little bit of work to get it my projects right. This means I want someone who is more concerned with quality than with profit margin. If you are pretty much a 'machine guru' who enjoys figuring out of things and the actual work itself, you might just be perfect for my very cool and fun and secret projects (they are magic props)!!!

    ~ItsMagic
    If you want quality you better make sure there is plenty of profit for the machinist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    If you want quality you better make sure there is plenty of profit for the machinist.
    plenty means positive, right?
    *magnets and lasers double all rates
    **perpetual motion is not allowed, warp drives not allowed (universally illegal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Aww be fair to the guy, he cant help it and is doing what all magicians do: make things disappear, this one just does it with machinists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob F. View Post
    Aww be fair to the guy, he cant help it and is doing what all magicians do: make things disappear, this one just does it with machinists
    Deja MÜÜ = "Milking it"

    Both the vendor, and this forum

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    I was out at the C word, "cool"
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    pilot "magic" at DuckDuckGo

    Is that Limy Sami on the drums back there ?

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    Indicate Your willingness to pay.

    It costs about 500$ to enter into the game.
    200-300$ of that will be your vendor teaching You about everything.
    It may be called NRE.

    After that, parts might be 100-200$ each qty 1 for not-qualified as-machined smallish bits.

    Supply a smallish part, qty desired, price bracket desired.
    You *must* buy the part here.
    It establishes Your creds, currently zero, and why the next someone might wish to devote 5 hours at 100$, free, to aiding you in manufacturing stuff.

    The absolutely best choice and advice is what no-one ever does.
    Take 200-300$ in cash and go Your favourite PM member near You.
    With a sample or sketch of your part, and ask humbly for time when it is convenient to him.
    Pay immediately "I know Your busy but I am a real customer...".

    A 300$ education fee will save You 30.000$ just in one years widgets and errors.
    Usually, 99% will *love* You for coming to ask for advice and paying for it.
    They will explain why and how your parts need to be to be cheap aka easy to make.

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMagic View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm looking for a machinist to do some very cool and very fun projects for me. It's fine if you're a hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist. A hobbyist or a retired or semi-retired machinist might be the best fit for my jobs. The reason for this is because some- but not all- of my projects involve moving parts that have to work smoothly together...and it will likely take a little bit of work to get it my projects right. This means I want someone who is more concerned with quality than with profit margin. If you are pretty much a 'machine guru' who enjoys figuring out of things and the actual work itself, you might just be perfect for my very cool and fun and secret projects (they are magic props)!!!

    ~ItsMagic

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    Hanermo,

    Have you bank account number ready for the $300 education fee transfer.

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    Hi, My name is Bill,I'm semi-retired, own a small garage shop where I do prototypes and one-offs. Past experience includes tool and die (all types), manufacturing engineer (35 years) but could never get out of the shop. Yes, I'm fussy (spent hours/days scraping equipment. Nothing leaves my shop unless I'm satisfied with it (and so will you be)! Working on my own website(wvatec.com)where I'll have my customer reviews. Will supply NDA's if you need. Hope you find what your looking for.
    Sincerely,
    Bill Vernisie
    WVA Technology Co.
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757
    [email protected] or [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepHoleDriller View Post
    Hi, My name is Bill,I'm semi-retired, own a small garage shop where I do prototypes and one-offs. Past experience includes tool and die (all types), manufacturing engineer (35 years) but could never get out of the shop. Yes, I'm fussy (spent hours/days scraping equipment. Nothing leaves my shop unless I'm satisfied with it (and so will you be)! Working on my own website(wvatec.com)where I'll have my customer reviews. Will supply NDA's if you need. Hope you find what your looking for.
    Sincerely,
    Bill Vernisie
    WVA Technology Co.
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757
    [email protected] or [email protected]
    Wow....what a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Wow....what a shame.
    You didn't visit Bill's Web Site yet? [Don't rush. Let him work on it, first.]

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