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Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By KAP
As well as the lane to the left/right......

As well as the lane to the left/right... :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By rescraft
Least he's in the slow lane.:thumbsup:

Least he's in the slow lane.:thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By Irishslave
Yeah screw this. I'm hired to do the job. Who I...

Yeah screw this. I'm hired to do the job. Who I hire to help expedite that job is between me and them..........not you and them. Deal breaker for me
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By SmallTownGuy
I've washed many a brush out in the KS. But each...

I've washed many a brush out in the KS. But each of us have our tipping point.
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By MarkJames
I could see the prospect trying to work directly...

I could see the prospect trying to work directly with some of them, or spec them with a competitor. I'm not a GC, but I sub jobs here and there, after doing some design input, offering suggestions,...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-04-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Leo G
Even better, box it with shelves inside for even...

Even better, box it with shelves inside for even more storage. Maybe a couple of doors....

hour project turned into a weeks worth of work :laughing:
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-03-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Stunt Carpenter
It’s really common here for stairs like that....

It’s really common here for stairs like that. Probably a cost thing for the builders.

I’m glad I’m not out to lunch on the best way to finish it. I hate making decisions like that for basements...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Stunt Carpenter
Make sure all the measurements on a shop drawing...

Make sure all the measurements on a shop drawing are with in inches or feet and inches because a 34” cabinet looks funny in a spot for a 3’4” cabinet. [emoji2357]
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By buildercn
I agree with jaws with the exception that if...

I agree with jaws with the exception that if their budget is too low or cheap you should be telling them and let them know that if they do find someone that is interested in doing it for that amount...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By EthanB
A) Don't advertise free consultations. Most...

A) Don't advertise free consultations. Most people assume it so it's not a big pull. Maybe "budget friendly design packages" if you're looking to bring in some folks that have been scared off by...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Lady Dreamer
Yes! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

Yes!

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By MarkJames
If/when you speak again (eg. next phone call),...

If/when you speak again (eg. next phone call), just calmly say you're not going to able to commit to this....just too much going on (be vague, then pause..."but thanks for the call". Resist any...
Forum: Carpentry 02-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By Golden view
Come to think of it, mine was too. Used it for...

Come to think of it, mine was too. Used it for balsa wood control line model airplanes. I can still smell the nitromethane and castor oil.

Learning to make cuts to 1/64th accuracy as a kid...
Forum: Carpentry 02-09-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By SmallTownGuy
What I remember most was each nail driven into...

What I remember most was each nail driven into the miter corner - first you had to turn it tip up and blunt the point with a single hammer blow so it wouldn't split the wood.
Forum: Carpentry 01-20-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By SmallTownGuy
Good point. Except for some cussing and swearing...

Good point. Except for some cussing and swearing on occasion, the only load noises was the framing hammer and circ saw when I started out.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Windycity
Flying with tools

Tools shouldn’t be an issue as checked luggage as long as they are in a good case and it doesn’t weigh too much

Remember the lighter that it weighs the further the baggage handlers can throw it...
Forum: Carpentry 01-19-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By VinylHanger
There was a time when the old guys would tell me...

There was a time when the old guys would tell me they have forgotten more than I would ever know.

It's true, I have forgotten more than I will ever know.

That being said, the manual boxes were...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tinstaafl
You're probably right, especially since I served...

You're probably right, especially since I served time in a machine shop in one of my previous lives.

I used to do all sorts of things the experts said couldn't be done. Then I got old and only do...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,785
Posted By Jaws
Do what I do when my wife rolls out. Like I post...

Do what I do when my wife rolls out. Like I post every time that she leaves, grill a big ass steak and have no sides. LOL

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Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,785
Posted By Stunt Carpenter
I disagree with this thought process. I think...

I disagree with this thought process. I think that the millennials who what the more downtown loft lifestyle that people seam to talk about are just the more outspoken of our generation.

I know...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Leo G
I have a client I call ground zero. She was the...

I have a client I call ground zero. She was the first client I had in a town nearby. She has a big mouth. She got me many many jobs from her referrals, she gave me over $150K worth of work for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By griz
old money people....:thumbsup:

old money people....:thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By 480sparky
My 'best' client is an interior designer. She...

My 'best' client is an interior designer. She calls me and wants a price on something. She does a good job describing it (the light is on a 12-foot ceiling, so you'll need an 8-foot ladder, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By hdavis
When I was young, neighborhood kids did a lot for...

When I was young, neighborhood kids did a lot for neighborhood old folks. Yardwork, snow shoveling, running small errands.

They paid you what they wanted to, and you accepted the payment. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By griz
the elderly

i am well aware i/we can't save/help them all....

old couple up the street.

dam near 90, independent & sharp....

old boy likes his bourbon...

about all they have is ss income and a small...
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