toolguy301
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toolguy301

Active Member, Male, from Rockford, IL

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    1. RedBeard
      RedBeard
      does your flamethrower assembly on shape ways come in pieces for easier painting, or is it one piece?
    2. Brax Lel
      Brax Lel
      Hi im new here, I dont know how to send private messages. Could I get the file for Boba Fett's jetpack? Any other Boba Fett Pepakura files are appreciated except for foam ones.
    3. Nacho Barrero
      Nacho Barrero
      Hello Toolguy. Im from Spain and want to get a Boushh custome frontal Clothears. Ive seen your electrostaff and Im quite interested in buying you one of your incredible kits. Can you please inform me about price, terms and conditions?

      Thanks dude.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/CSBProps
    Location:
    Rockford, IL
    Occupation:
    Tooling Die Maker/Engineer
    Star Wars has been part of my life since it came out. Have had many interests. So a little about me.

    Grew up crawling around on my dad's garage floor watching him work on cars from simple mechanical to body & fab work. So learned how to do all kinds work on cars from mechanical to fab work & even some painting.

    Growing up didn't have the computers or the video games kids have so had to occupy your time in other methods.

    Spent a lot of time building models. To the point that it got to the point where it became custom builds. Entered the Hot Rod Magazine International Model Car contest a couple of years getting honorable mention & 4th place in my age group.

    Also spent time doing woodworking, didn't have much money growing up but dad always had a scrap wood pile that turned into various toys such as toy rubber band guns, to making my own USS Flagg (was 7 feet long) & Castle Greyskull (Wood & Paper Mache), & made many Star Wars playsets.

    Started taking art classes at around 6 & did that all the way through high school. Won some a number of local awards with some of my art work & had it display in various local museums. Also did all the graphic art work for my Boy Scout group while I was an active member such as hats & shirts. The plan in high school was to go into an art field or possibly architecture.

    After high school spent a semester at the local junior college but decided I needed to go in a different direction. Was tired of sitting behind a desk.

    So got hired into a tool & die shop with the help of my dad & got indentured into a tool & die apprenticeship. Completed my apprenticeship & received my tool & die certificate. Was on the bench building large expensive multi-station progressive metal stamping dies (20,000 pound plus). In this time I became a very good machinist & was developing my engineering skills. I was lucky enough to come through my apprenticeship before the big influx of automated machines so learned how to do everything on manual machines. I got moved around the company some worked as toolroom manager for a bit & as a special projects engineer working to modify stamping dies to work with robotics & automated transfer equipment on the presses. I have now settled into an engineering role in the company. Been with the same company for 20 plus years. During the time in the shop I guess it filled my creative hands on building needs, plus during that time I was getting my house fixed up so not much time for other things. When I got stuck behind a desk needed a creative outlet & it seemed like I had some extra time on my hands cause of most of the major home projects were completed. So this is where I am now learning how to craft & make my own costumes in various forms using everything that I have learned over the years. Like learning a new trade but having fun as well.

    Star Wars, classic cars, woodworking, model building, costuming, art, & music