Best of luck there, though I doubt you will need it
Fast forward 9 years and you land squarely into my shoes.I'm 42 and I have a pretty good shot at starting one more big frame (as soon as the fricken financing comes through) and I think that may be it. There is no more desire to prove to myself or anyone else what I can do in framing.
In the last year I have been doing finish work, custom carpentry, woodworking, etc. and have this immense desire that I never had before to do this type of work. People around me seem very pleased with my work, though I feel it can get much better.
I answered a CL ad and started working at this place on Friday. I can't give any details about the project, what it is, where it's at, because it's high profile. I showed up to lend a hand because they are behind the 8 ball (like all jobs)
There is some really, really nice millwork going in this place. Custom 2 piece crown everywhere. 10" high custom milled baseboard. Custom casing. Coffered ceilings in just about every room. I walked in and there are 4 big piles of moulding ready for install. Truck load size! And the place is easily half done.
This is work for a good size millwork company.
I may need to retire my screen name. Bring on the Festools!
I still use my carpenter pencils. I'm only on 32nds for the moment. I was never on 1/8ths for framing, always 16ths. I can get a pretty sharp point, but I will take all suggestions for what I should be using. I still have my architectural pencils, the really, really hard lead ones.Great! Now don't show up to the new gig with those giant 1/2" wide framers pencils... And start thinking in 1/64th's instead of 1/8th's.... :thumbsup:
I'm modeling my business after you and Bass. What could go wrong? :laughing:Fast forward 9 years and you land squarely into my shoes.
I feel ya brotha:thumbup:
I dont know him well enough... can he be trusted with sharp instruments?Warner said:or a knife mark.
I'm modeling my business after you and Bass. What could go wrong? :laughing:
.Should be a great experience for ya. I started out using 1/64" and have graduated to 0.005" using digital in the shop. Hopefully you will enjoy yourself doing this. I look forward to seeing some of the final product.
You gotta get a pair of them bifocal safety glasses now just to see them marks..
Damn, I thought I was doing good at 32nds!
I believe 100% of quotes like you just said. I don't think anyone would believe me if I told them how I achieved some things. The last year especially has been a bizarre strange trip.You know Leo is going to need a hug and kiss now, don't you?
You got mad skilz.
I have posted this before but here it goes again.
As soon as you start answering the question "what do you do for a living?" with "I am a Trim carpenter" or "I am a cabinetmaker" the opportunities to do more of that work will begin to pile up.
You have spent your entire life creating your life to look like it is. You have the ability to change it into anything you like as well. Your consciousness creates your reality. Thoughts create reality.
Lets all meditate about that for a while.:laughing:
There is something to that stuff though
I started out using 1/64" and have graduated to 0.005" using digital in the shop.
Too bad one of the biggest cabinet shops around here, grabill cabinets, lives by an 1/8" for its tolerence.You want nice stuff you need nice tolerances. Putty and paint make a carpenter what he ain't don't work in my shop.