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The customer is always right Brad. I've done stuff I personally hated, almost to the point I didn't want to do them.
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Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I learned to just say "No, thank-you."
If it wasn't enjoyable for me then why in Hell was I doing it?
To be fair, I didn't often say no, and when I did it was usually because I was getting bad vibes about the potential client.
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I enjoyed every minute of it. It was like building fine furniture. All the prep getting the boards planed and jointed, making wider boards out of 12" stock, using the mortiser and cutting tenons, cutting dovetails for all the solid wood drawers, making the cabinet doors, finding solutions to get all the angles just right.

I like a challenge. It helps you keep your wits about you.

And, I do not know about the owner but I felt I garnered more bragging rights than he did.

Throwing in the use of his beach house when I wanted it was a nice bonus over the all the money I charged him.


Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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post #44 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-07-2016, 12:18 PM
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I learned to just say "No, thank-you."
If it wasn't enjoyable for me then why in Hell was I doing it?
To be fair, I didn't often say no, and when I did it was usually because I was getting bad vibes about the potential client.
well sad and you are right...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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