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Forum: Carpentry 08-09-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By VinylHanger
Yep. I need to do that. I dont keep much...

Yep. I need to do that. I dont keep much anymore.

I did keep a stack of old windows and antique glass form a project last year. I also kept a 20 foot 2x8 #1 roighsawn beam I over ordered, but...
Forum: Carpentry 08-08-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Dirtywhiteboy
I just decluttered a few months back. Tossed good...

I just decluttered a few months back. Tossed good working tools in the garbage and some broken ones too.
Forum: Carpentry 08-08-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By pinwheel
I had that problem too, so I built another...

I had that problem too, so I built another building so I could unclutter my shop.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By VinylHanger
Sounds like a good plan to me. Housing is always...

Sounds like a good plan to me. Housing is always the stickler for most folks. If I didn't have that, I would have a lot more freedom to do less.

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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By fred54
I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my...

I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my wife's job last November. We have a big house that I'm doing top to bottom almost a total gut. Boy do I miss my subs. I didn't realize how much time...
Forum: Business 06-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By rrk
I am dealing with one of these now also, wants me...

I am dealing with one of these now also, wants me to change my price because it should not take that long. Told him to do it himself since it won't take that long
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By hdavis
He doesn't want you to sleep with him too, does...

He doesn't want you to sleep with him too, does he?

Tell him what you can do for him, or tell him you can't do anything for him.
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By 480sparky
Find out what said cheapskate does for a living,...

Find out what said cheapskate does for a living, then counteroffer to barter your services for his.

"Oh, you're a surgeon? Hey, I need my gall bladder removed. It shouldn't take more than 4...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By griz
if and when you take over someone's fustercluck...

if and when you take over someone's fustercluck it is done ALL on your terms.

you say when, how, how much & how you will be paid.

if there is any hesitation decline & move on....

that...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By Defenestrate
If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face....

If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face. Since you're Canadian, you'll probably just tell him you are booked solid and can't fit his 4 hour job in.
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By MarkJames
I've gotten arm-twisted into doing too many jobs...

I've gotten arm-twisted into doing too many jobs I didn't want to do, so I'm sometimes apprehensive. How to say no when you're referred, but the job is unreasonable for some reason (budget...
Forum: Carpentry 06-17-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By TheConstruct
Plunge cut with circular saw and finish with...

Plunge cut with circular saw and finish with oscillating tool is my approach.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By onmywayup
Uhhh... Wtf?

Completely gutted my master bathroom recently... Been working on putting it back together this weekend. Thought you guys might get a kick out of the masonry "work" we found in the walls.

House is...
Forum: Business 06-05-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,473
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Over 30 years, 360 invoices, x 350.00$ in todays'...

Over 30 years, 360 invoices, x 350.00$ in todays' $ =

borrowed 126,000.00 dollars for 90 days.......

2/3rds of that = 84,000.00$ vs 30 days normal pay period....

Floating invoices is theft,...
Forum: Business 06-03-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,473
Posted By woodspike
i hate waiting for money i hate when a client...

i hate waiting for money
i hate when a client says they pay every 30 days

but in this case , they seem like a sure thing
if you walk away , there will come a day where your kicking...
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,473
Posted By dave_dj1
On the next invoice bill them for the next three...

On the next invoice bill them for the next three months in advance.
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,473
Posted By TxElectrician
Play their game. Send them and email stating your...

Play their game. Send them and email stating your new price and payment terms. Up your price by 15% and offer a 5% discount for invoices paid in 10 days.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By Capitalist
Back when I was green I logged timber with my...

Back when I was green I logged timber with my brother. We had one client that was a ****show from start to finish.
We pulled out a lot of full length timber and things were going great.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By onmywayup
Back in college I used to own a residential...

Back in college I used to own a residential window cleaning business.

Show up one morning with the crew to a nice house. Knock on the door at 9 sharp for our appointment. No answer. Ring the bell....
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By fjn
Many moons ago,was building a couple of spec....

Many moons ago,was building a couple of spec. homes in this high end weekend / resort area near lake Michigan. This crazy old German broad who happens to be a very high end jewelry designer /...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By greg24k
This was more on me than the client. A while...

This was more on me than the client.

A while back I get a call there is a deck under construction and the guy is screwing everything up and things don't look right. I need someone to take over the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By EricJ
i had a lady who wanted wireless under cabinet...

i had a lady who wanted wireless under cabinet lighting but she did not want the to run on batteries either. Tried telling her that there was no other way to power them as solar under cabinet...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By Leo G
I name those clients 'Don't Anwser'

I name those clients 'Don't Anwser'
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By Capitalist
Lmao that's priceless!

Lmao that's priceless!
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By Capitalist
I got an emergency call on a tree that uprooted...

I got an emergency call on a tree that uprooted and was on a power service.
It was a rental home and the owner said he was out of town and couldn't be there until 4:30 pm the next day.

Well, I...
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