ADV jobshop forum

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jesusgatos, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just started a similar thread over on pirate4x4:

    We have a lot of design and manufacturing resources on here. Was just thinking about it because I do a lot of contracted design work, and have a bunch of dirtbike parts that I need to have machined. Looking for someone to manufacture some composite parts for me too. There should be a place on ADVrider where we can post about all this kind of stuff. Right? Maybe sort of like the classifieds, or like a vendors forum?
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  2. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Good idear.I just caught your thread on pirate.
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  3. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    All ears.:ear I have CNC Bed Mill / lathe / water jet / and all welding process's at anyones request. Can work off Cad drawings to napkin sketch's. 20 yrs doing work in research-design and fabrication of machine parts. Make a lot of "one off" parts.
    Always interested in working with my moto-buds on any type of project. Need to PM me if I can do anything for you.
    The water jet is a partner business so it is hard to give hugh discounts on that service, everything else machine-welding I can work cheap. Always willing to do confidentiality paper work if ideas are prototyping for future profits. UPS is at our door everyday and internet is always on- so distance is not a hugh problem. Located in Pagosa Springs ,Co .
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  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    This is EXACTLY what I had in mind. Thanks for posting.
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  5. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    +1

    I'm sure I'll have some stuff coming your way
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  6. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    I'll throw my hat in the ring here. I'm an apprentice at a small shop in Austin,TX and able to use the shop after hours. I've been itching to take on some projects of my own.

    Sent from my Ally using Tapatalk 2
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  7. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    What kind of tools/resources?
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  8. Kernel

    Kernel Been here awhile

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    I'm surprised this hasn't been done already. There should be an employment forum, too, jobs in the motorcycling industry.
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  9. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Hoping we can get something going. Sent Baldy a PM, but haven't heard anything yet.
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  10. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Been building/restoring bikes for decades. I'm up for this.
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  11. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    Unfortunately it's irrelevant now. I got laid off this morning. :(
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  12. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Oh man, sorry to hear that.
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  13. redprimo

    redprimo Been here awhile

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    I mostly make furniture but I'm also a wood patternmaker. Mostly patterns for small run sand casting but I also have a fair bit of experiance in making patterns for fiberglass molds, and at one time had a business making high peformance laminate molds, including flexable molds.
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  14. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Cool, where are you located?
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  15. redprimo

    redprimo Been here awhile

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    I'm 20 miles north of San Luis Obispo, but I make it up to the bay area every other month or so.
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  16. Guano11

    Guano11 Behind Bars....

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    Ch-ching! :clap
    I'm hoping to start a small project -- with zero skills & resources. Sounds like lots of expertise could be congregating here. Capitol idea, my good man! :thumb
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  17. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    I'm learning my way around this. I'm working on the first of what I hope to be many machined and composite products. Not really motorcycle related per say but fun.

    Trying to find someone that can help put some of my ideas into a physical form for a reasonable cost.

    Need some fairly high quality machine work.
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  18. cat

    cat Long timer

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    jesusgatos, good idea, thanks.
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  19. SpeedyK

    SpeedyK Lone Rider

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    Sounds like opportunity knocking...
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  20. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Sent Baldy a PM when I started this thread, but can anybody bring it to his attention? Think a lot of us might really appreciate something like this, and hope we can make it happen.
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