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Forum topic by Smallcrafter posted 525 days ago 614 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Smallcrafter

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525 days ago

I was in my shop earlier and my 6 year old friend & neighbor came by to get some scrap wood that’s child-safe. He asked me to make a custom boat and went into details on the specs. It has to be this wide but not TOO wide and long, but not TOO long, and the sail has to be made out of a triangular block. I asked him if he was going to be around tomorrow, but he had to run off ‘cuz his mom was calling him. He shouted back to me, ‘Just make my boat, OK?’

-- 'The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 525 days ago

Average customer here :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Howie

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#2 posted 525 days ago

Get his money up front (g)

-- Life is good.

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jim C

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#3 posted 525 days ago

How cute is that?

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 524 days ago

Be sure and post a pic of the boat and the customer tomorrow. You did get started didn’t you because he wants it NOW!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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patron

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#5 posted 524 days ago

the customer is always right

except when they a wrong

welcome to custom woodworking

might want to frame whatever comes
your way from this
even a picture of him and the boat

-- 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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Steve Esterby

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#6 posted 524 days ago

I have a steady stream of adults that do this! They figure since ” you’re so fast” that it must be easy.

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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Budmon

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#7 posted 524 days ago

I’m woodworking now that I am retired for fun and self-satisfaction. But as a architect for nearly 50 years I had a lot of clients with the same type of criteria for their designs

-- Bud, North Carolina

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 524 days ago

how did it go … did the boat lieve the dock on time …. :-)

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Smallcrafter

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#9 posted 524 days ago

Well, here’s Diago and his new boat. Another satisfied Smallcrafter customer!

-- 'The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer

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patron

12844 posts in 1843 days


#10 posted 524 days ago

another satisfied customer
the smile says it all

might just have a new apprentice there too

small businesses are said to lose money for a number of years
when you start feeding diego lunch
you will see why

-- 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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gfadvm

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#11 posted 524 days ago

Good work! Diego looks very proud.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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