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I always told my wife that the tool purchases and shop upgrades were in case I became disabled.

As I’m a long time Crohn’s patient and now recent dialysis patient. Well back in ‘16 lost my job in telecom and with no replacement job offers to my liking began building.

Be careful how you frame your spending, might come back to haunt!

Back before medicare I had a home nurse that came every two weeks for my blood draw and dressing change. This nice lady noticed while exiting through the shop a pair of cedar chairs. She said she was remodeling a house and she wanted them as soon as she moved in. Since these were my first and sorta error filled I sold them cheap with the understanding she would sell me another set one day.

A couple, three months go by and I get a call from her boyfriend that I met while delivering. He says he has a friend with a lake house needing to replace his porch chairs.

Dude said he wanted six chairs and five tables!!!!

Delivered them last weekend, wow nice place, not just a house acre and acres of hunting land along the Black Warrior River in West Alabama.

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-31-2019 06:35 PM

Very nice. Congrats on your order.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 07:16 PM

You have to love it when others notice the good work you are doing and want some items at their home as well. Nice work

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Noel

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#3 posted 02-01-2019 01:15 AM

Ditto what Larry said – it’s a nice feeling when others like your work enough to want it in the own homes. Good job on a nice order.

-- Just make the cut

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pottz

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#4 posted 02-01-2019 03:53 AM

i feel your pain,when i made mine the brother in law said,wow those are nice can you make me some.i said sure how many,he says 6 should do! ill never ask again-lol.great job on yours,look fantastic.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 02-01-2019 05:15 AM

congrats

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 02-01-2019 06:28 AM

Nice chairs and a good score on the SALE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Green_Hornut

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#7 posted 02-01-2019 04:04 PM

Are the chairs pictured also cedar and what finish did you use?

Congrats on the sale. Hope you didn’t go too cheap. Hard to price your own stuff that makes it worth your while.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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AlanJ44

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#8 posted 02-01-2019 05:13 PM



Are the chairs pictured also cedar and what finish did you use?

Congrats on the sale. Hope you didn t go too cheap. Hard to price your own stuff that makes it worth your while.

- Green_Hornut

Yes, Eastern Red Cedar cut in West Alabama, Finished with 3-4 coats of everyday spar varnish.
Pricing… I never charge enough, do we ever?

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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AlanJ44

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#9 posted 02-01-2019 05:16 PM


I gifted this to the customer as a thank you, plus for waiting on my production time.

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 02-02-2019 07:38 AM

Congrats on the order. Having people see what they like gets you more of the same. Let’s hope 2019 is the year everyone is looking for that chair guy…..

Thanks for posting, and best wishes going forward.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 02-03-2019 01:55 PM

Great job, building 2 right now for our house. Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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