Craftsmen/women (craftspeople, I suppose)

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  • So, are there any of you on the forum? What's your trade/craft? Do you enjoy your work?

    Just asking out of curiosity really.

    I'm an apprentice boatbuilder at the moment, and I absolutely love it! If you've got photos of your work, I'd love to see what everyone does.

  • designing websites. is that a craft?

  • I used to be more hands on. Bit too Computer dependant these days.

    I certainly would love to try boat building some time.

  • My dream job is to be a stonemason for York Minster.

    My actual job is nothing like.

    If I ever a bit of money landed in my lap I'd retrain as a stonemason.

    I'm envious of your job, Sam. Stick at it, mate, because there's some very shitty jobs out there!

  • Sam - you're a boatbuilder?

    Thats fucking amazing.

    I'm currently getting cancer working in TV but i've spent the last few months trying to get a carpentry apprenticeship thing going. As i'm freelance i'm totally willing to work a few days a week for free....learn carpentry/joinery in whatever capacity and leave TV for good.

    Where do you do this amazing boatbuilding stuff? Do you need free hands to help? I'd love to get some experience in this kinda field.

    Basically; in 10 years time i wanna build a big fuck off house-cum-boat and go. just go.

  • I was watching Moonraker the other day and got a close up of Bonds Powerboat.

    A bit of Internet searching and I turned up this...

    http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-carlso­n-index-web.html

    Carlson Glasstron. So bad. Just look at him. Art Carlson. The Mutha.

  • My dream job is to be a stonemason for York Minster.

    My actual job is nothing like.

    If I ever a bit of money landed in my lap I'd retrain as a stonemason.

    I'm envious of your job, Sam. Stick at it, mate, because there's some very shitty jobs out there!

    Imagine the blog posts though

    El Chipperino is supervising my masonry training.

    He's a contented chap in his late fifties, you know the sort, got a beard, likes his real ale, walks in the country with the wife, all that.

    We were working on a piece of cornicing, chatting merrily, got 3' done.

    Had a lovely day, loooking forward to tomorrow.

    Just not the same.

  • ^ gold.

    My dream job is to be a stonemason for York Minster.

    My mate is a stonemason. Does lots of headstones. Done em for his whole family... just sitting there in the shed waiting for the final date to be filled in when they fall off the twig. Its pretty fucking grim.

  • not a true story...

  • well, he is a stonemason... and he does headstones.

  • and killings...

  • ^ also not true.

  • Or is it?

  • nah, not true either...

  • I like to think of myself as a craftsman.

    I draw comics, work as a mechanic and do a bit of fine art on the side. So, what I'm trying to say is that I'm on the useless side of craftsmen.

  • I had a very old uncle who died before I was born, he used to work in warehouses & factories for 10 hours a day then as soon as he came home he'd start hand knitting fishing nets.

    Apparently he used to hold my sister under one arm, knit fishing nets and smoke a pipe all at the same time. Sounded like a cool fucking crafstmen, wish I met him.

  • My great grand dad helped design and build the lunar lander. I like to think I follow in his foot prints.

  • I draw comics

    Cool, do you have anything online?

  • Sam - you're a boatbuilder?

    Thats fucking amazing.

    I'm currently getting cancer working in TV but i've spent the last few months trying to get a carpentry apprenticeship thing going. As i'm freelance i'm totally willing to work a few days a week for free....learn carpentry/joinery in whatever capacity and leave TV for good.

    That carpentry lark isnt that hard to learn by yourself, you need absolutely need a workshop though.

  • Not yet. I should be launching my web comic in 2011 though.

  • grandfather was a aerospace craftsman. Worked to silly small fractions on an inch. Got all his tools, still sitting where he last left them :(

  • Before I came to london I built dry-stone walls. Best job I've ever had, but there's no money in it.
    If I won the lottery, I'd go back and do it for nothing.

  • we have 10 miles of walls back in Wales we need doing.... free food and beer.

    btw, i tried stone walling, i can't for the life of me make it look better than a cave man attempt.

    Fencing i can do beutifully, miles of it. Dry Walling not. Much harder than it looks.

    respect if you can do it like this

  • I can do it like that, but balancing the tractor on top takes ages.

  • ^ actual lol.

    I was a plasterer, which in hindsight I enjoyed mostly because of the freedom of self employment but I'm much happier (but less wealthy) roasting coffee.

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