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#1 posted 02-03-2017 04:03 AM

I’ve done a couple of them over the years, and it all staarts with the customers motivation.

Why, because of the intracies of the work. The last one I did I had at one point over 40 c-clamps at one time clamping little pieces of loose veneer. ...did that a couple of times, add the veneer, the time spent trimming it (still got the jig I used for that,

UP FRONT I told the last client it would be expensive, but becasue it was her grandmothers she was willing to pay the billl, which was a tad North of 600$ She coulda bought one on the antique market for much less, but that was her decision.

Find out her budget, cause someone may think it might only cost 35 bucks, and you will lose BIG TIME,

Believe me

for example, you may envision only replaceing top veneer but then discover that the cunderlay vemeer is loose too.

To my mind, you gotta get the budget/finances figured out before you even take it on.You’d be foolish not to do so. otherwise let someone else work for free!

Been there/done that

Eric in Calgary

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