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Blog entry by deeman posted 01-05-2014 03:12 AM 992 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some times I think people misunderstand what I do here. I am just someone who likes to makethings out of wood. I am disabled and cannot work a job. I feel it is my right to have a little fun and recreation.woodworking provides this for me.Last year I sold mabe $100 worth of projects, most of the projects were given away. Wood does grow on trees but I dont own any of them.I always explain the prices and costs involved. I don’t talk about you so please dont talk about me.
Rant Over

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!



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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 03:18 AM

Hey Dennis … hope all is well

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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deeman

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 03:37 AM

All is well, Some folks think people are out to scam them

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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lepelerin

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 06:34 AM

not sure I understand that post! What am I missing here?

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deeman

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 12:48 PM

Someone has been asking me to make a hope chest like one I made years ago for a neighbor, It was made from Qtr sawn oak that they already had. So I priced all the material and hardware for the new one and it was quite expensive. I gave them a price and explained all the cost and added $100,they called me a con man and I got mad.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Roger

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 01:32 PM

Some folks just don’t realize just how much our “hobby” costs us. Some folks just don’t appreciate “hand-made”, “hand-crafted”, etc. All those woods, hardware, electric, and TIME are all part of the final project. Pay it, or, juist go to Walmart and buy crap. OK, now my rant is over.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 02:20 PM

They’re lucky you only added $100! They’re out there, just like something else, and when you encounter either one you just have to step over it and keep on going.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#7 posted 01-05-2014 02:23 PM

+1 on roger.been in the same situation.everybody wants something for nothing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 02:36 PM

Show those people this thread:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/56559

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 05:42 PM

Hey Deeman,
You struck a nerve in me with your story.
I built a hope chest for an 18 year old family member as a birthday present. Several family folk were there for her birthday party, one of which asked me to make her one just like it and I agreed.
When I delivered the QS oak beauty I handed her a bill for $350. to cover the material and hardware. ... Been four years now and she still ain’t speaking to me.
I did sell the chest for $550. to a local merchant.
Win, Win, Win … I got a profit in the end, I don’t have to listen to her, and the merchant has ordered two more of the chests.
I hope that your story has a happy ending also.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 01-05-2014 07:01 PM

People really have no idea how much lumber actually cost, let alone the labor and hours that go into a project. Then theirs all the other over head like sandpaper, electricity, finishing supplies, etc.etc.etc. And what about the cost of all your tools? They never even think about that either. Let em go to wall mart and buy some cheap particle board furniture if they think that is better. I guarantee anything made by a craftsmen in his shop is built better than anything you will buy in a retail store. The high cost of good hard wood lumber is why I started chainsaw milling my own, now I can afford to do my hobby.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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deeman

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 04:24 AM

Thanks guys for the support. This is the chest similar to the one asked about. I have calmed down a bit and I realised the cost of something made by hand is far more expensive than mass produced items. From this point on I will inform people up fron that this type of project is very costly. If they buy it good if not thats good to

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Roger

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#12 posted 01-06-2014 10:31 PM

Dang Dennis. That’s a beautiful chest. I’ll give ya 20 bux for it…. LOL Hope you’re laughin, cuz I’m only jokin. Very fine indeed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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