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E. Bud Gillaspie
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Hey wantabes...
Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:35pm
 
Any of you wantabe production turners want a job? I was contacted yesterday by a business owner who wants 25 salad sets=six (why six?) serving bowls, 6" x 2" + one 15" x 4" salad bowl/set. No burl sets. He wants them turned of maple or myrtle. He wants them by, "...the end of Oct."  Roll Eyes

Sounds good, right? Wrong! He wants to pay $50.00/set shipped to his location.  Smiley

If you're interested I have his number (in more ways than one.)
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Reply #1 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 12:58pm
 
smiley=lolk.gif  Right.....   Could you reach out and  smiley=slap.gif him for me.  I'm starting to wonder if they think we just climb up the trees and pick them like apples.
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Reply #2 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 1:06pm
 
Hey. What's the problem Dave?
I have a Salad Bowl tree that is doing very well this year.
Unfortunately they don't fully ripen until late November.
My pen tree didn't do that well this year.
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Reply #3 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 1:13pm
 
Unless you have a Maple tree you cut down and started drying last year, you are going to buy close to 10 BDFT of wood for each set and you are talking about $3+ per BDFT for 8/4 & 12/4.  Then shipping..... 

I don't think any one is interested in doing these with a gross profit of $15-20 per set less electric, wear and tear on equipment.....

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Reply #4 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 1:55pm
 
Sometimes you just have to smile.
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 3:45pm
 
Let's invite him to the next meeting!
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Re: Hey wantabes...
Reply #6 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 5:22pm
 
JimQuarles wrote on Sep 5th, 2009 at 1:13pm:
Unless you have a Maple tree you cut down and started drying last year, you are going to buy close to 10 BDFT of wood for each set and you are talking about $3+ per BDFT for 8/4 & 12/4.  Then shipping..... 

I don't think any one is interested in doing these with a gross profit of $15-20 per set less electric, wear and tear on equipment.....

JimQuarles


Ya mean ya gotta pay for lectric an wood an tools an all that other stuff we use,DANG,wondered where my bucks were a goin. Smiley
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Reply #7 - Sep 5th, 2009 at 5:24pm
 
He can go to.............. Pier 1
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Re: Hey wantabes...
Reply #8 - Sep 7th, 2009 at 4:47am
 
Chuck Bryant wrote on Sep 5th, 2009 at 5:24pm:
He can go to.............. Pier 1


I was thinking Ikea, but they're both along the same lines.
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Reply #9 - Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:37pm
 
sounds like a job for Hobby Lobby!
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Reply #10 - Sep 8th, 2009 at 6:51pm
 
If any one has a student, it would be a good project for them and if they did it ok you could share part of any profit with them.
American Capitalism in action!!!!! Cheesy
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Reply #11 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 4:47am
 
How about Leo's favorite Walmart??? Grin
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Reply #12 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 12:16pm
 
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Reply #13 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 4:25pm
 
Hey, he said maple or myrtle, not bamboo. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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Re: Hey wantabes...
Reply #14 - Sep 10th, 2009 at 7:58am
 
This project is NOT going to happen.  We all know that.  However, when this kind of request it is a great opportunity for us to educate these folks.  At the price he's wanting to pay, we can't even get the wood, unless we happen to have a tree that came down several years ago and have access to all of it we need.  This fellow probably does not mean any insult.  He just does not understand what it is that he is asking for.  We need to be ready to educate people so that they will understand and not ask for us to do such ridiculous projects.  Could it be done under these parameters?  Sure, if he provided the wood and we wanted to do the work for no profit.  In reality, not a chance. 
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