Its a lot of fun and a lot of thinking for the CNC aspect. I operate a Mandrel Tube Bender but I would like to get more into the other CNC machines but my shop doesn't have any others. Its about thinking though all the steps to get the piece that you want out of a straight piece of tubing. The welding is a lot of fun as it takes a lot of hand/eye coordination. Its also nice because people leave you alone until you have completed the weld.
I'm an apprentice carpenter and it's got to be the funnest thing I've ever done. I have a degree in civil engineering, but didn't have any luck getting a job in engineering, and to tell you the truth, I'm not sure if I want one anymore after doing something so hands on.
Yeah, I finished school this winter and was basically over it, my structural engineering classes were the only thing that kept me going that last year, solid mechanics really caught my interest because I could practically apply the knowledge so easily. I always hoped I would have been able to do something more experimental and hands on in engineering, but it was always just sitting at a desk while the technicians, machinists, operators, and tradespersons got to have all the fun. I don't know if I'll go back, just hope I'm not poor forever. Why's it too boring in your opinion?That said, carpentry is more fun. This engineering gig sucks because it's too boring.