Desk clock for a client #1: About to start a project for pay.

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 12-09-2010 02:32 AM 1204 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am about to start on a desk clock for a client, Its going to be my first project for money. I am making it out of some hardwood scraps I had laying around the shop I am using wenge, mahogany, for the top, bottom and sides and claro walnut for the clock face.

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 02:40 AM

here’s to the first of many
paying jobs charles

good feeling

have a good holidays

hi to mom

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 02:45 AM

I’m jealous!! Everyone wants me to give my projects away!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 03:56 AM

It is a good feeling to have folks pay you to do what you love…power to you Charles Jackson the Third.. Cabinet Maker.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 04:13 AM

Congratulations on your first of many I am sure. Don’t forget to post your progress..


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#5 posted 12-09-2010 04:17 AM

Good luck on your first commission .

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-09-2010 06:09 AM

Charge enough.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 12-09-2010 06:57 AM

Good for you Charles. May it be one of many. Remember it takes less time to make it right than make it over. Quality sells and brings more sales. Enjoy yourself.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 12-09-2010 07:44 AM

Congrats on the pay for play deal!
Give them more than they expect

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 12-09-2010 08:44 AM

Remember COD!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 12-09-2010 02:59 PM

Beautiful wood, CJ!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-10-2010 06:07 PM

Way to go Charles—keep us posted-I’m sure you are going to be a very sucessful business man-
take care and Merry Christmas to you and your family !!

-- Tony --

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#12 posted 12-10-2010 06:39 PM

Congrats to you Charles. Here’s to the first of many to come!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#13 posted 12-31-2010 04:25 PM

Good luck Charles, pretty lumber.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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