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My metal working experience was in the 1970s.
I knew a guy who had a small engineering firm and he made some amazing preceision pieces for some cassette duplicating equipment, but when his business partner died he closed shop and retired.
Another very talented guy opened a shop and I gave him several jobs but he closed because he wasn’t getting enough business.
The world of 2015 is completely different and I don’t know any metal workers.