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Born in 1952, a colleague of mine once stated that I was “the product of a misspent youth”. From about the time I could walk I spent all my free time in my dad’s shop. He raced sports cars, repaired Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Ferraris etc, not to mention aluminum autobody fabrication. By the time I was twelve I knew how to weld aluminum with a torch and rebuild foreign car engines. The summer of sixth grade elementary I successfully rebuilt my first Jaguar engine solo.

I joined the Air Force in 1972 and when I returned home I went on to buy my dad’s repair shop in the mid seventies and built many race cars etc. of my own. After becoming bored and looking for something new, I opened a business designing and fabricating museum exhibits for a number of sites on the east coast. That business soon split into two divisions. (HMSC and Rainville Design) My design work has included engineering and…

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  • Joined July 22, 2011

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Steel, Magnesium, Teflon, Polypropylene, UHMW Polyethylene, Vinylester resin, Carbon fiber, Polymer Composites

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Born in 1952, a colleague of mine once stated that I was “the product of a misspent youth”. From about the time I could walk I spent all my free time in my dad’s shop. He raced sports cars, repaired Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and Ferraris etc, not to mention aluminum autobody fabrication. By the time I was twelve I knew how to weld aluminum with a torch and rebuild foreign car engines. The summer of sixth grade elementary I successfully rebuilt my first Jaguar engine solo.

I joined the Air Force in 1972 and when I returned home I went on to buy my dad’s repair shop in the mid seventies and built many race cars etc. of my own. After becoming bored and looking for something new, I opened a business designing and fabricating museum exhibits for a number of sites on the east coast. That business soon split into two divisions. (HMSC and Rainville Design) My design work has included engineering and fabrication of four special seats for Fords concept car “The Think” (2000 Detroit Auto Show) and GM’s H2 Hummer. Lastly I was the manufacturing engineer in charge of prototyping for a high end, international marine yacht accessory company.

Unwillingly retired, I keep myself challenged by utilizing my shop equipment and talents producing various works of art. My wife saw a chandelier online and said to me “you can build one better than that” and the rest is history. If you have a special request or idea that you would like expressed, let’s talk.

HMSC93 is my last business name: Historic Machinery Services Co. Inc 1993
and Rainville Design ltd Inc 2000. I have an ePortfolio available on request.

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