your buddies dad rate is cheap... our shop rate is $100
bulldogg- if you move to toledo.. I could get you a job
inmylife- I was in the same boat as you... being the shop *****. My advise learn all you can get a degree in engineering or design and you will be unstoppable... I just graduated with a degree in engineering. I run the cnc department at work and design all the fixtures, attend all these bs meetings, own office etc.. (because i have a piece of paper) Plus, I get calls about twice a week about a jobs.
Yeah I'd like to but I've got too many dependents counting on me to just up and move plus the wife has a good job just to uproot her for my selfish gains but I do appreciate the offer right now. Although if things change ill hit you up on it lol. As for his rates he could rape the average joe like me but he is the only shop in the area so he has all the factories and business he could handle only reason I don't work for him I make more as a salaried manager than I would for him in a year.
Seeing as we're talkimg making guides here I'll let you guys in on something I finaly figured out about a week ago while teching eigenbolts for people who could not get guide rings to fit properly. NDZ guides are the trick. Every NDZ guide I tried fit every bolt with normal buna 012's perfectly. So if anybody does make a guide (*cough* eigenguide *cough* ) this goes for you to andrew please reduce the diameter of the glands on the guide and solve the fitting issue once and for all and I'll love you long time