Not sure if this is the correct forum, looked like the closest option to me...
Just wondering if anyone knows of any metalworking, woodworking, and/or machining clubs in the Saint Louis, MO area? I'm looking for a good place to network.
I'd love to get together with someone who perhaps has some great "for profit" ideas, but lacks the machine tools and/or technical knowledge. I have the tools, but am not the best at coming up with new ideas from scratch.
I AM, however, VERY good at taking an idea and making it work. So basically, looking for someone more creative than myself, and even perhaps less technical. I myself prefer implementation of ideas rather than coming up with the ideas.
A big plus would be if that person were a "people person". I'm a pretty easygoing and friendly guy, but just lack the motivation and time to sell my products.
I have a Federal Firearms License (Dealers License). I will be applying for a Federal Firearms License (Manufacturers License) in the near future. In addition to firearm sales and minor gunsmithing, I do a variety of wood and metal projects. Some of my projects are functional mechanical parts, and some are decorative.
My major equipment includes a Novakon NM-200 CNC Mill, a Grizzly G3616 Vertical Mill (non-cnc), Enco 12x36 Lathe (non-cnc), horizontal/vertical metal-cutting band saw, and a good selection of woodworking and metalworking tools.
If you know of any clubs, or are interested in working with me, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (By the way, CJ Jones Armory was the old business name and was a sole-proprietorship, my new business is CJA Masterworks LLC). Same business just changed structure and name.
He is more machine now than man.....
Was one on Yahoo I used to belong to, something like---(st.louismetal.com) or similar?
Been two or more years since I have had contact with them.
Steve in S.IL.