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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree09 View Post

    Personally, i had the best year of my career money wise. next year should be dramatically better yet!!! no trees tho
    Lol!! Q: How do you make a million dollars doing tree work??

    A: Start with 5 million
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    Metal art... I could use that in my band!!!


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    Lol Cory, it's not like i didn't want to do trees, i just didn't have time. Still gonna load up on equipment this year if i can.

    I have a messy 2 stall garage, and that's about it until a bit down the road and i build a pole barn. If need be tho, I'm rural enough to slop up a tarp building. Ideally this would be something i do on the road as well, so art makes sense. I've thought about the art stuff, but if you've seen my drawing ability, you can imagine my lack of confidence in that arena i need to look on etsy and such, my mom and sister buy a bunch of dumb stuff on there. I would prefer to make something actually useful, but that's the practical me thinking again.

    Butch, anything in particular you have in mind?
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    Something like KISS, but not so tame and boring.

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    Post a drawing or something.... I'll build it for you
    Kyle


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    Kyle, how about some quality fireplace grates or dog logs.
    I just bought a grate off amazon, but I'm not sure how it will hold up... the bars aren't real thick.... might be heavy to ship.

    Can you use old car springs to weld?

    Yeah, I have an accountant... which I've got to get all my figures together.
    My business lost money last year.... and if I show losing money this year I may not claim all my expenses (if that is legal) because I don't want to raise any red flags for a potential audit.... need to talk to the accountant.
    - Robert
    Slowly trying to make a profit in tree work with my neighborhood tree service.
    Thinking I want to become a Certified Arborist.
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    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1986188...1b%3A198618810





    Can you manage to weld nails together, and wait for the right internet user? https://www.etsy.com/listing/5134005...-shop-header-1
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    Robert, thx for the idea, but fire grates should be cast iron, so they stand up to the oxidation of a fire. Car springs are awesome to use to build stuff, i use them for wedges because they are very high carbon steel, which also means they don't like welds very much.

    Yeah Sean, i think I'll have to make some stuff and see how it does...i might stop working for money if i can do that lol. I made a bottle tree several years ago for mothers day, maybe just build a few prototypes of stuff and build them to order.
    Kyle


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    Restoration work on old “wrought iron” gates and rails might fetch a few dollars Kyle. I use these folks for parts.
    https://www.kingmetals.com/Mobile/home.aspx
    People with big old houses and businesses like to spend.

    Repair work in quarries isn’t bad work, easy people to impress too. Won’t make ya rich but it’s work.
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    Good tips there Bob, thx. I'm not aware of any quarries here, maybe some gravel yards. I probably could try to get going with some farmers too. Thx man
    Kyle