You are more than welcome my friend. Being that we overcame some...uh...shall we say "adversity" in the beginning to become great friends makes this even more special. I'm really happy with the way this came out. If you notice, there are o visible welds. Everything is welded either from the inside or the bottom so it makes for a very clean look. Additionally, I got some great advice from our good friend civilsmoker about some tools that would make things easier and turn out a better product. I bought both of them and he was right. Made a huge difference in timeliness, efficiency, and overall quality of the build.Thanks so much Robert for the AWESOME birthday gift. Something I've truly always wanted!
A supportive wife who manages the purse strings has been a huge help in me developing a few techniques to improve the work.Robert is turning out some quality work and that'll sure make for a special day !
Heck, even an old blind dog is gonna find a bone once in a whileHe doesn't like to admit it but he has pretty darn good fabrication skills.
If you have great friends, we all winI have some really great friends, but you win!
Thank you Charles. This was a really fun build.
No way in the world Jeff. This is a hobby to keep me busy when I QUIT working. I'm looking to do less, not more
I've been contemplating a detached garage for a few years but labor and material prices are insane right now. When the bottom falls out of the market and people are hungry for work it'll get done then..I see an addition being built at Robert's house for metal fabricating.
Thank you. The orders can come pouring in and they will just sit there unfilled I'm not looking to make this a job or to make any money...just occupy my time.Robert is a talented fella! He may wind up swamped with orders.
Thank you so much Jerry. I appreciate the kind words, as I appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for this forumNice job Robert you did good again.
Thanks Steve. Getting a bit better with practice.And Robert is doing an amazing job with these grills!
Well Brian, as I see it you have two options. you can load up a bunch of steel, come down, and we build you one. The other option is that you just come down and buy one. I took a quick look at the Austin area Craig's List postings and there are tone of fishing boats available here in all sorts of sizes and a bunch of them seem very reasonably priced. You may want to check out the listings in this area. There's a great chance you'll find exactly what you're looking for. Come down, have dinner, buy a boat, have another dinner, then head back north
Thank you Jim. this was a true pleasure to build. No problems along the way except for some issues with the final paint but got that solved pretty quick. Overall a great experience.Hats off to Robert
Not talent per se, just a desire to see my ideas come to life...and sometimes it can be a struggle with my limited experience. This time is was seamless though.Robert has some real talent, enjoy!
Thanks so much Gary. Jake deserves it after all that he and Emily have shared with me...like a great friendshipWOW!!!! What an awesome gift. Awesome job Robert.
Thanks so much Derek. Great to see you again sir. Hope you can drop in more often. Always nice to see ya join in the fun
Come on now...you're making me blush
Hey....he started it, not meWhat a great friend you have there!!!
I actually have been looking at it. I also been searching a 500 mile area from Sherman. I been looking every day for months now. Just not seeing what I want. About 19' Alum F/S style with 4 stroke engine. Trying to stay under $25,000. I been seeing some around Mi, Ohio area but they going for closer to $40,000. Sooner or later maybe I will find.Austin area Craig's List postings
This is not aluminum but it hits on all your other points. Grady White makes an excellent boat and it's in your price range...and probably negotiableI actually have been looking at it. I also been searching a 500 mile area from Sherman.
Glad the worked out for ya! Having the right tools in the shop can and does save LOTS of fab time! Getting perfectly square cut lines to weld up just makes for a way better fab, oh and way safer....IE lets face it the 4.5 angle grinder isn't the top of list for injury free tools...
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