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  • DIY'ers what profession are you into?

    I'm new to the DIY forum. I'm curious what profession everyone is into. I'm sure we all are not professional drummers.

    I'll start it off. Electrical and Software Engineer. Love to tinker and DIY, from bicycles (cyclist also) and motorcycles. Passionate about drumming as a serious hobby.
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    This is really a great forum, with in depth knowledge in all facets of mechanics, electrical, construction, assembly, and ingenuity!!!

    Sonor S-classix birch
    Paiste and Sabian Cymbals;
    Mapex ProM ->EAD10; Mesh heads; Yamaha Top Triggers, Gen16 and L80 cymbals;

  • #2
    I'm an Architect.
    I think my work is done here.

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    • #3
      Primary school teacher

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      • #4
        Cable television / internet / phone technician
        "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

        Mimic Pro, SPD-SX, 2-QSC K-10s, K-sub, Yamaha mixer, and a bunch of other expensive cool things!

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        • #5
          Freelance translator/interpreter.
          Megadrum module, DIY A2E pads, DIY 2 & 3-zone cymbals, DIY hall-effect 3-zone hi-hat, El Cheapo buttkicker, DIY trigger beaters on DIY longboard/direct drive modded pedals. DIY IEMs. Some kit pics/history. Check out Jamulus for online jamming!

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          • BWaj
            BWaj commented
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            Freelance or full time with a company? What languages and for what purpose? Do you do both live and written? It's not often, but we hire for that now and again. Thanks!

          • ignotus
            ignotus commented
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            Hi Bwaj

            Freelance - mostly results in more hours than if I worked full time for a company... but the upside is I get to set my own schedule and work from home most of the time. The languages I work with are mostly English and Spanish, both ways, and occasionally Basque and Italian into EN/SP. The topics I work with cover anything and everything really... it could be subtitles for a cooking show, industrial machinery safety manuals, contracts, dental implant procedures, academic research, institutional gobbledegook... And yes, I do written and simultaneous interpreting at congresses, press conferences, etc.

            Thing is, I'm based in Spain - not sure if that's handy for you

          • BWaj
            BWaj commented
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            It's good to know for sure. I have an event in Barcelona in June so you never know. We typically do not use translation for it though.

        • #6
          Process Controls Technician
          Roland TD-20K, Pintech Dingbat Triggers, Mac OSX Mountain Lion, Logic Pro & Mainstage
          Ableton Live 8.3, Reaper, PC Windows 8 Pro, Sonar X2 Producer, Session Drummer 3
          Steven Slate Drums 4, Roland DT-1 Vdrums Tutor

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          • #7
            Building Contractor and entrepreneur.
            sigpic JerEd Systems, LED drum triggers

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            • #8
              I'm a programmer. I started with machine tools and automated fabrication equipment. In my current role, I do IBM mainframe and PC programming.
              Roland TD12 module / DIY Kit in progress, Gretsch Blackhawk A (soon to be E) kit.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by bwilburn79 View Post
                I'm a programmer. I started with machine tools and automated fabrication equipment. In my current role, I do IBM mainframe and PC programming.
                Wow, mainframe. I started in process control on mainframes way way back, naval defense, and now a web developer. Ready to retire soon. Jman impressive. All you guys great job!
                Sonor S-classix birch
                Paiste and Sabian Cymbals;
                Mapex ProM ->EAD10; Mesh heads; Yamaha Top Triggers, Gen16 and L80 cymbals;

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                • #10
                  Airbrush Artist by profession....metal fabrication at the moment for my day job....or should I say night job. Wore many hats in my life. Kind of a "jack of all trades" may have even "mastered" a few....but most I know just enough of to get the job done. Had my 15 minutes of fame in the 90's as musician(not drumming)...now it's just a hobby. A man's gotta have a hobby you know.
                  8 piece DIY Acrylic, 2x2Box DrumIt5, Gen16 4xDCP, DIY Acrylic&Gen16 Conversions, Sleishman Twin-QuadSteele hybrid, Gibraltar&DrumFrame rack, DW9502LB, Midi Knights Pro Lighting
                  http://www.airbrushartists.org/DreamscapeAirbrushRealm

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by fulrmr(Daniel) View Post
                    Airbrush Artist by profession....metal fabrication at the moment for my day job....or should I say night job. Wore many hats in my life. Kind of a "jack of all trades" may have even "mastered" a few....but most I know just enough of to get the job done. Had my 15 minutes of fame in the 90's as musician(not drumming)...now it's just a hobby. A man's gotta have a hobby you know.
                    wow Daniel, AirBrushing, now that's an ART!!. Absolutely we need passionate hobbies. Had to cut down on my hobbies though and expense. No more motorcyles. Cycling yes, but not doing crazy hi tech build anymore. Drumming is defnitely a cheaper hobby comparably, and has been a godsend for me at my age. Challenging absolutely. But I love to read what you guys have done and wanted to join the party.

                    I thought I had it all in my profession. When I turned 60, corporate no longer wants you. Never in my life did I ever think I would be contracting to survive. Oh well. this forum keeps me sane

                    Sonor S-classix birch
                    Paiste and Sabian Cymbals;
                    Mapex ProM ->EAD10; Mesh heads; Yamaha Top Triggers, Gen16 and L80 cymbals;

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by ronyd View Post
                      Wow, mainframe. I started in process control on mainframes way way back, naval defense, and now a web developer. Ready to retire soon. Jman impressive. All you guys great job!
                      To be clear, I just write and maintain COBOL programs that run on the mainframe. I don't actually work on the mainframe itself. While learning new things is always fun, I really miss my previous position. I worked on machine tools everyday. I did prototyping and programming for new parts. Nothing more fun than figuring out the best way to make something and seeing your work manifest as finished parts. I was privileged to work with punch presses, flame cutting, milling and turning centers, and most recently Salvagnini fabrication equipment.
                      Roland TD12 module / DIY Kit in progress, Gretsch Blackhawk A (soon to be E) kit.

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                      • ronyd
                        ronyd commented
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                        Yes I summized that. COBOL oooof. Kindof of another loss art no one wants to do anymore. I took 1 course in COBOL back in the day because I had to getting BA in Computer Engineering. I have a buddy who owns a machine shop and I would love to get into programming tooling. Did alot of process control work, developing software to drive controls, but still not the same.

                        Makes sense why some of you have that knack of coming up with some really great ideas in fabricating.

                    • #13
                      I'm a Master in Graphic Engineering and Design.
                      Yamaha DTXpress III Special
                      Demon Drive double pedal

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                      • BWaj
                        BWaj commented
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                        Are you full time somewhere or do you freelance? What kinda stuff do you design?

                    • #14
                      Originally posted by KennyinDundee View Post
                      Primary school teacher
                      Me too !

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                      • KennyinDundee
                        KennyinDundee commented
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                        Best job in the world! Everyday is different, educating young people and making a positive difference in their lives...oh, um....amazing holidays!

                    • #15
                      I produce corporate events for my main gig, www.m2onstage.com. Everything from small meetings on up to major product launches where we blow things up and have big entertainment. We produce graphics, animations, video, design audio, lighting, and video systems, set design, script/speech writing, entertainment or whatever is needed.

                      I too used to play full time and got just popular enough to get a huge ego but a small bank account, lol.
                      TD50 Digital Pack, TD30 and TD9 Modules, custom made pads, Gen16 crashes, and hats plus a few other things that I'm not sure what to do with or why they're still in my kit. Bands: Espada http://www.musicaespada.com/ and JamCo https://www.facebook.com/JamcoEntertainment, https://www.jamcoband.com/

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