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Forum: Construction 04-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,894
Posted By rdr8887
There is always a cost issue when bidding work....

There is always a cost issue when bidding work. Maybe I'm old shool, but I don't like the idea of spray foam. I could imagine the pain factor if I ever had to demo a wall with that stuff for any...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-20-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,473
Posted By rdr8887
I guess the hidden desk isn't as critical as a...

I guess the hidden desk isn't as critical as a hidden room. When I did a hidden room I thought about the casters leaving run marks on the carpet. If it gets used a good bit, it will leave marks on...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,060
Posted By rdr8887
Very carefully...lol. I first built the...

Very carefully...lol.

I first built the box. Then, I set my table saw fence to split the thickness of the face frame. I lowered the height to cut exactly 1/4 into the face. Ran all the...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-16-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,060
Posted By rdr8887
lol...Maybe I can keep my router bits in one of...

lol...Maybe I can keep my router bits in one of the drawers....

I still wish I would have done beaded inset for the doors and drawers...oh well. It has been requested that I build matching...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,952
Posted By rdr8887
I wash my hands in lacquer thinner at least once...

I wash my hands in lacquer thinner at least once a week. It's not too bad...just dries you out a little....lol
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,774
Posted By rdr8887
Yes, I think I will hit the hobby store tomorrow....

Yes, I think I will hit the hobby store tomorrow. We were at Pottery Barn and saw one. It was $399 and not nearly as detailed as this one. I told her I'd rather build one.

The wife asked, "Can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By rdr8887
General Conditions - these are your costs for the...

General Conditions - these are your costs for the general requirements. What makes up general conditions is listed in your specs in division 1. They would be supervision, temp power, security,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,334
Posted By rdr8887
That has been my experience with properly...

That has been my experience with properly management companies...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
Yes you did....lol

Yes you did....lol
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
Bingo. I'm buying a reloadable VISA card. I don't...

Bingo. I'm buying a reloadable VISA card. I don't have any credit cards in my company's name. Trying to stick with cash as much as possible.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
I'm serious. I need more work and fast. I think I...

I'm serious. I need more work and fast. I think I have figured out this service magic thing figured out how to make decent money.

You know I filled out a contact form as a homeowner yesterday to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
I did do that. However no one listed there was...

I did do that. However no one listed there was available within my schedule. I placed the ad at the same time. I didn't have time to mess around. I figured I'd give it two hours while I got my tools...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
Ha. I've been found. I was in a pinch and had two...

Ha. I've been found. I was in a pinch and had two days to finish. I used Craigslist. Every once in a while there are decent jobs that actually pay on Craigslist...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
That's not entirely true. You have to pay a man...

That's not entirely true. You have to pay a man for the work that was completed. However, by the time I add in my time and hassle for dealing with the project it will eat up all his money plus end up...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
This is 100% true.* I normally do this type of...

This is 100% true.* I normally do this type of work myself.* I am an experienced trim carpenter and cabinet builder.* However, since things are picking up, I need someone else to do that work for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,892
Posted By rdr8887
Maybe so. But times are tough and I have a...

Maybe so. But times are tough and I have a family to feed as well. Also, I've pretty much made it a point my whole life to never let people get one over on me. If he takes me to court, he will...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,924
Posted By rdr8887
Sometimes, it's best to decline a project. Sometimes, it works in your favor....

So, I had a customer show me a price from another contractor they had received for the work I had bid. It was a handyman and he had out-bid me by about $1,500. I reviewed his quote and my own over...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,366
Posted By rdr8887
Small claims took about 4 months for me from the...

Small claims took about 4 months for me from the time I filed to when we actually went to court. I won because the opposing party never showed. Be very generous with your damages amount. Make it...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,300
Posted By rdr8887
You know, out of all the years I have been doing...

You know, out of all the years I have been doing laminate countertops, I never thought of doing this. This is a good idea and would take little time. Just set the depth on your router bit to equal...
Forum: Contractor Licensing 02-19-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,977
Posted By rdr8887
So, I've found my answer elsewhere by doing a...

So, I've found my answer elsewhere by doing a little stalking. But hey, sometimes you've got to do what you have to do right? Apparently, my situation never happens. Usually, it is the other way...
Forum: Business 02-03-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,684
Posted By rdr8887
That's true, but I think your view of commercial...

That's true, but I think your view of commercial is a little off. For example, the last job I was on, I was responsible for floors 1-4. I was in the field 8 hours a day coordinating trades, answering...
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