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Will I ever learn???

by IHRedRules
posted 07-29-2016 02:28 AM

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 04:48 AM

I’ve done something similar, Although not with such a short deadline. My mistake was agreeing to make several of a project. Several dozen to be honest. I came away from that experience with new attitude., Never again!

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#2 posted 07-29-2016 12:52 PM

we do tend to be too accommodating sometimes and then regret the decision ,if you made a commitment,then it’s hard to just turn around and say “sorry I changed my mind”.

my neighbour was the worst offender , he always wormed his way into my shop ,said a few pleasantries,then hit me with a project that would take a whole afternoon to complete, but i learned quickly how to deal with him without breaking his heart ,now I just don’t promise anything,will do what I can if I have the time to do it.he’s more than fine with that.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 07-29-2016 01:36 PM

I donate to a few charities. I get requests from many more. Gotta draw the line somewhere. But, that being said, I still get sucked in.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 02:00 AM

Well, I did manage to finish the cutting board in time. I took 2 hours off of work and was up until 11:30 Friday night finishing it With such a rush, I had to stick it in the oven to get enough coats of butcher block conditioner on in time. I would say it turned out well, not my most creative, but with a rush, my mind didn’t have time to really think up something unique. The gentleman paid me $60, which is nice, it covers the materials and gives me a little profit, but if I were to get paid like I do at my real job, for the amount of time put in, it would be a $200-$250 cutting board. I am beginning to realize though, that woodworking is a lot like farming; you work hard but don’t usually get an adequate return on investment to show for your work most of the time. Not complaining, just learning along the way like any other woodworker.

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 02:31 AM

Nice board, You work well under pressure.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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