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Looking for bids on simple cutting/sanding job

by MysteryBuild
posted 01-27-2013 09:17 AM


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William

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 12:22 PM

There’s a lot of people who may be interested in the job, myself included.
Couple of questions though.

1. Who is supplying the wood? Walnut is expensive.
2. If the person you’re hiring is doing the wood supplying, will you pay up from for them to buy the wood?
3. Who is paying for shipping?
4. If the person cutting is paying for shipping, will they be paid for that up front?
5. I guess the reason for most of the many questions come from the same line of thought. We don’t know you. This is the first and only post you’ve made in the twelve hours you’ve been a member here at the time of me posting this.
We need more info, much more, before any of us in our right minds are going to cut 450 pieces of walnut and ship to you, especially if it’s at our own cost.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 01:34 PM

Buy a good sander and get cracking. One of the saying I have seen in business is – “Don’t try buying solutions.” Get on the stick and get ‘er done.
MIKE

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jim C

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 01:37 PM

William,
Don’t go into marketing or sales.
Wow!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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huff

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 01:40 PM

MysteryBuild??

William+ 1…............ You give no information about yourself, where you’re from (other then where to send the wood), No picture, No nothing!

Is this a joke or a scam? Just Asking.

Look forward to your response.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 01:48 PM

You could always check out the web address he freely gave in his post. Not much information about the poster specifically but at least it explains why he wants the pieces.
Mysterybuild. Since you appear to be in Raleigh you could sign up for ncwoodworker.net and get a more local response.

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JesseTutt

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 03:09 PM

I would be interested.

I have sent you a private message. (In the upper right corner of the page, click on the envelop.)

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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jim C

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 04:54 PM

The envelope shows on your home page.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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MysteryBuild

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 06:21 PM

Thanks for the responses. I need the pieces for an arts and crafts kit I put together. I have a supplier for these who cannot keep up with my orders, so I want to get someone else on the project too. I have made about 100 of them myself, but I’m too busy to spend the time on it, and my tools aren’t all they could be. I was resawing the pieces from walnut table leg stock, and cleaning them up on a table top belt sander. The thin pieces were coming off very flat for me, and I wrap them in plastic and stack them under heavy books to help keep them flat. They do need to be fairly flat or I can’t use them, but I understand that it is wood and may be prone to the butterfly effect.

I am hoping that the person doing the cutting can supply the wood. I am flexible on payment arrangements and will cover the shipping costs separately, or it can be figured into the price of the finished pieces. I would expect to pay a portion upfront. I am a sculptor mostly working in metal (www.maronpot.com) and I would never take a commissioned job without some payment upfront for supplies and security.

I can pay by check, certified check, paypal, or credit/debit card if you can take payment that way.

I’m happy to answer more questions about this, thanks for your consideration.

Jeremy Maronpot
my metalwork – http://www.maronpot.com/portfolio.html
more about me in my blog – Inside Metal Art
The wood parts go into kits described at:
http://www.mysterybuild.com/

-- Mystery Build Art Contests http://www.mysterybuild.com

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huff

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#9 posted 01-27-2013 06:53 PM

Jeremy,

Thanks for your response; Sorry If a couple of us came across a little skeptical and I can’t speak for others, but in today’s market place, one needs to be ware. Again, thanks for getting back to us with more details and hope you do well with finding someone and I apologize if I offended you in any way.

I used to live in the Raleigh area and know there are a lot of woodworkers in the triangle area. Like Jeff mentioned earlier, you could sign up on ncwoodworker.net to see if you could find someone local. You could also check with Woodshapes,Inc. in Creedmoor, NC (Just north of Raleigh) to see if they could help you. The owner of the business is John Patrick and I’m sure he won’t mind if I give out his name for possible business. Another source may be The Hardwood Store in Gibsonville, NC (between Burlington and Greensboro) Not only do they sell lumber, they have a woodworking shop included.

Good luck.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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MysteryBuild

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#10 posted 01-27-2013 07:12 PM

Thanks for the suggestions Huff! I completely understand the caution, you never know who you’re talking to online. I participate in metalworking forums and have seen people post projects for bids there, so I thought this may be a good place to start, not knowing many woodworkers personally.

-- Mystery Build Art Contests http://www.mysterybuild.com

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huff

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#11 posted 01-27-2013 07:21 PM

Jeremy,

You definitely found the right site for woodworkers. We hope you get the woodworking bug and do some sculpting in wood….......or do you already? I know you said you work mostly in metal.

Anyway, welcome to LJ’s and hope you will stay connected with us.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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rance

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#12 posted 01-27-2013 09:40 PM

Interesting project. Not as easy as it appears. But doable.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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William

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#13 posted 01-27-2013 11:58 PM

Thank you for the response.
I do apologize if I came across as a complete ass. I have seen some scams out there though.
I did go to your Mystery Build site briefly this morning and look at it. I will check into it more as I get the time.
How tight are the deadlines from the time you order the material and the time it must arrive delievered? Someone like me with health issues sometimes could get the material to you fast as possibly. Then there are times though that there might be a several day to a week delay due to health issues.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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William

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#14 posted 01-27-2013 11:59 PM

And Jim C.
I did try sales once.
I failed miserably at it.
I’m too blunt and honest. It appears I offended customers.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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MysteryBuild

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 12:40 AM

No need to apologize William. We could probably work something out to fit your schedule, plus we have our regular source and I can make some. Feel free to send me a message if you can provide a quote on materials and labor. Thanks!
You can also contact me at- info(at)mysterybuild.com

-- Mystery Build Art Contests http://www.mysterybuild.com

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William

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#16 posted 01-28-2013 01:09 AM

I’m sorry, but I don’t think I could be of assistance.
I was asking that last question out of curiosity for anyone else, because I know others on this site that have difficulties doing large orders in a timely manner as well.
Actually, since the supplier has to provide the lumber, that is what would create a problem for myself. I can’t handle traveling much, and the closest place to acquire walnut is close to forty miles from me. Even then, that place charges a premium for walnut. They can get away with it because they know they are the only ones for miles around that has it. This would make the cost of me doing it cost prohibitive.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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John

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#17 posted 01-28-2013 01:22 AM

Jeremy, your work is incredible, welcome to LJ!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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MysteryBuild

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#18 posted 01-28-2013 01:34 AM

No problem William, thanks for considering it. Thanks for the compliment John! I look forward to poking around the site more…

-- Mystery Build Art Contests http://www.mysterybuild.com

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