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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2009, 07:30:25 AM »
Gertrude gettin some probe action...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFxLRWyyL4


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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #111 on: June 05, 2009, 07:40:01 AM »
gertrude did well. 1140mm/min at 6.8mm plunge.. thank goodness i only cut wax!


its a box clasp assembly for a triple tennis bracelet..

big job.. loads of moolah.. nice to see people spending again.

heres raw video of promo material i am compiling..  decided im no George Clooney so i dont feature in it :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN3eGzTBYFU

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #112 on: June 05, 2009, 10:54:03 AM »
Hi Chris,

I really don't know where you get the time to keep doing all this work - haven't you got any hobbies ?   ;D

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #113 on: June 05, 2009, 04:35:10 PM »
lol.. ok youtube pulled my vid.. here is direct link to wmv

http://3dcadjewelry.com/tuts/chris/Minitech%20Getting%20Some.wmv


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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #114 on: June 05, 2009, 09:47:15 PM »
Just Finished :)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #115 on: June 06, 2009, 12:32:36 AM »
this one ready for setting.. went together like it was planned or something...

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #116 on: June 06, 2009, 07:44:53 AM »
Just awesome Chris........incredible looking pieces you're making.

The video was great too, thanks for sharing that as well-

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2009, 05:54:54 PM »
Thanks man..  I am going to be be making about another 10 hours or so of vids detailing all the different aspects of milling jewelery in laymans terms to keep on my website for customers and general consumption. that was a precursor.. hopefully my directors skills will improve..

On a side note.. and i have asked ths same question in other quarters.. im getting tired of jewelery.. but i cant figure out what else to do that will include cad and cam and my handskills in another industry that will pay better? I earn way under what guys around me in other trades are (with far less skills than me (not being facetious))  are and i am not getting any younger... at 37 if i want to trade hop the time is now..

any suggestions? job offers? random million dollar donations to my cause?

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #118 on: June 07, 2009, 03:28:09 AM »
Hi Chris,

I don't think that anybody who works in a 'hands on trade' by using their skills really earns any money. I know quite a few skilled craftsmen from various ,apprenticeship backed, trades and they just earn average money (and work hard for it).

The way to go is to provide a service rather than a product and just use your skills for private and personal jobs. I know a few rich people and none of them physically produce a product in their work. They perhaps don't sleep too well at night but they don't seem to me to be working very hard for their money.

It's sad but true.

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #119 on: June 07, 2009, 04:33:46 AM »
So .. you saying i need to start producing sex toys on my mill?

seriously tho i think you are right.. and you not the first person to say that to me.