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* December 19, 2015, 11:42:05 AM
I spent the last 14 years earning my living creating CAD drafting of custom cabinets and millwork. The attached is a simple illustration of a base cabinet including counter top. I'll be fully retired employee in April 2016, after that I'm going to try do the same type of work, but on a contract basis.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 11:52:19 AM by DonCW »

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December 19, 2015, 12:38:18 PM
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Nice drawings Don.

Congratulations on the upcoming full retirement. Good luck with contracting venture.


* December 19, 2015, 03:29:53 PM
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Great example of your past 14 years of work Don.  I very much like this kind of stuff-- 3D Modeling, used and presented for construction.

Congratulations! and enjoy the upcoming "retirement" Don.  -Alvin

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* December 19, 2015, 03:32:47 PM
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p.s.:  I think this addresses the question presented the other day in another Forum Board "Do you use TC for Serious Professional Use".

Yes, we can make a living using TurboCAD professionally.

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* December 19, 2015, 06:08:28 PM
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Nice clean drawing, Don.

I'm convinced that retirement is Man's natural state. Enjoy!

Henry H

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December 19, 2015, 08:41:00 PM
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"I'm convinced that retirement is Man's natural state. Enjoy!"

Agreed. Just staying that way is a challenge. I keep taking on new projects...... I suppose my grave will be where I actually retire for good.

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December 20, 2015, 04:12:19 AM
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Come on guys, retirement is hard work!
There are so many more things to do!

Nice drawing Don - it does the job.  8)

Regards Tim

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December 20, 2015, 05:12:53 AM
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Nice work Don....
Many that I know that retire seem to have less free time.... ???

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* December 20, 2015, 03:17:36 PM
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Thanks for your comments on retirement. So far it's been good, I was able to spend the time and learn new TC tools to model a few woodworking planes and a combination square, then strip down 2 lamp tables and a coffee table to bare wood refinish them. Too keep myself busy and useful in the future, I'm going to try and get some CAD drafting on a contract basis and do the work on my hours & terms. I'll just have to wait and see what happens when the time comes, so far it seems to be hard get contacts, but I'm working at it.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2015, 03:53:02 PM by DonCW »

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January 13, 2016, 12:27:17 PM
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Nicely done, I hope it all works out for you.

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January 18, 2016, 11:25:42 PM
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Don, I can sure relate. Except to the retire part, I'm still at it.
If you haven't already, wait'll you discover 3D PDFs...!
You'll like being an independent contractor.
Congrats on the big shift!
Steve

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January 27, 2016, 07:16:32 AM
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Nice draft drawing . Congats on retirement  , but if you are going to keep working at your own pace ,
is that not the same as being self employed  .  ;)

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* January 27, 2016, 08:18:53 PM
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Nice draft drawing . Congats on retirement  , but if you are going to keep working at your own pace ,
is that not the same as being self employed  .  ;)

Arundel

Yup. But now I get to boss myself around.  :)
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 04:36:26 AM by DonCW »

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February 21, 2016, 11:23:18 PM
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Good attention to fabrication details.

Do you use the Furniture Maker Plugin?  I notice that group's not very busy.  Just checked... I don't even see it on the TurboCAD web site.  Moot question, I guess.


Jeff


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* February 22, 2016, 08:14:20 AM
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Very professionally done. Good work.

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