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Posted on Can you just "slap something together"?

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 05:31 PM

Rich: I completely understand where you are coming from. Many customers have a no idea of what is expected from the demeaning instructions they give. “Slapping something together” simply means as cheap as I can get it, but generally they expect a masterpiece. It seems they have no respect for the craftsman, his skill and his pride of work.
Although I am not in the category of being a seasoned woodworker and don’t advertise to sell anything I make, I do have a lot of experience where as a mechanical designer I have been asked to make a “Thumb nail sketch”, when what was really expected was a full set of drawings including assembly and details with materials list etc. These customers would be aghast if I asked to belittle their skill/craftsmanship implying that what they earned their living at could be done with inferior materials, methods and finished products.
Anyone insisting on a “slapped together” project needs to sign a waiver illustrating direct instructions to builder/designer for non recommended production, else the product does not get made as demanded.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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