My First Commission

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 10-02-2008 03:21 PM 771 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier this week I received my first commission. Or lets say it is my first job for someone that is not a friend or family. I am both excited and intimidated by this first step. Although it is a small job through school and will not be a huge earnings I am looking at it as some great experience. I will be adding cabinets to an existing kitchen. Which with the sizes and such will have to be fabricated. Now for the scary part, HOME-OWNERS! As a home owner myself I really scrutinize work that I am having someone else do. So I guess I kind of know what to expect and hope that I can satisfy this customer and keep them within the budget they would like to stay in. I can say this the design and estimate process is not all that much fun. I would really like to hear about everyone’s first time and the fears and successes that you had on your first commission.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 10-02-2008 03:55 PM

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 10-02-2008 04:17 PM

Just do the best you can and give the customer feedback on the progress. You will do well I know.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 06:34 PM

Relax and enjoy the process. From the tenor of your post it sounds like you are very committed to exelence and will do the best that you can. So relax and enjoy the process.

-- Hope Never fails

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Don Newton

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#4 posted 10-02-2008 06:55 PM

It’s a good thing if you can get experience at someone elses expense.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 10-02-2008 10:02 PM

Hi Huckleberry;

I can tell you all about the fears, but am still waiting for that first success!

If you build it to your own standards, everyone else will be pleased.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 10-03-2008 02:06 AM

Go for it Huck. No time like the present.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 10-03-2008 05:11 AM

Congratulations Huck. You’ll do just fine.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 10-03-2008 05:55 AM

Well said Barry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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