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Old 09-01-2016, 08:43 AM
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Jack,
are you just setting up your shop, or is this to expand what you now have?
Most of my equipment is pretty old, but you got most folks beat by a country mile.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:21 AM
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Ironman, Goodmorning, Jack on this end, good to hear from you.

To the question on the shop a little of both, I guess. Up to about 10 years ago I lived basically on the road. I hauled heavy equipment and machinery for about 30 years. Other than the truck I didn't have much of a life.
In 2000, 2001 I built a big house and a 40 by 80 shop on 12 acres. kathy my most better half had a farm in Michigan, small 50 acres. Long story short, we both lost almost everything in 2008, our infamous housing bubble. Like my intro mentioned, aside from all the emotion, anger, etc. we started over, no worries.
So here we are at the present 8 years later after having started over. The shop is a work in progress, size it is finished, 30 by 60 with 12 and 14 ft. ceilings, 12 by 60 lean to, and heat in the floor. I started by collecting vintage woodworking machinery and setting up mostly for building all that we are going to need on our little farmstead. We have 20 acres, live on the Mississippi River and raise a few angora goats. I realized having mostly older machinery and equipment I needed to expand, hence the sibley drilling machine, now i'm on the prowl for a metal lathe, older 1 , lol, to make parts that i will need, and later on a milling machine. I guess I'm kind of locked in my own time warp, a prisioner of my own s--t lol! I'm getting pretty long winded so i better shut up.
On a different note, having noticed where you are from, during my trucking years I hauled a lot of machinery to canada from the maritime' s to Vancouver island. An awful lot of my freight went to Edmonton, and some to Fort Mcmurray and Yellowknife, I interviewed at RTL to run the ice roads 1 year. Even hauled to St. John Newfoundland a few times. There is a lot of nice country up there. On that note to you and all have a good day, thanks for the question ironman, hope i didn't bore to much, Jack
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:04 PM
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...On a different note, having noticed where you are from, during my trucking years I hauled a lot of machinery to canada from the maritime' s to Vancouver island. An awful lot of my freight went to Edmonton, and some to Fort Mcmurray and Yellowknife, I interviewed at RTL to run the ice roads 1 year. Even hauled to St. John Newfoundland a few times. There is a lot of nice country up there...
Well Jack, it sounds like you've seen more of Canada than a lot of us natives--good for you. Sounds like we should make you an honourary Canadian--once you learn to speak the language, eh.

This is a beautiful, diverse country. I've seen a lot of it but there's a lot more I want to get a look at before my time is up. If you were hauling to Vancouver Island you probably came pretty close to me. You would have crossed the border either at the Pacific Highway crossing or at Lynden/Aldergrove. Either way you were within 8-10 miles.

And Edmonton/Yellowknife; that's Gerry's territory. He ran truck for a while too so you might have been talkin' to each other on the ol' CB. 10-4 good buddy...
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