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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 03-04-2013 10:38 AM 632 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowtruck75

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03-04-2013 10:38 AM

This is a question for anyone that is currently or in the past used Customade.com. I was checking the Job Board this morning and there was a post that read “I’m interested in your Cherry Rocker -is it available?”. This seems a bit odd because its like this person is sending a note to someone in particular but there is no name. Has anyone ever come across a posting like this? I would like to think its to me because I have a cherry rocking chair posted but I think thats just wishful thinking :)


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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 02:23 PM

Reply back and see. Even if it is not directly to you, you might get business.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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tenontim

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 05:03 PM

I had one of my pieces posted on Custom made, even with my name, looking for someone to build it for him. Had 10 replies from custom made members, some which are LJ’s, offering to steal my work and build the piece for him. Fortunately, I have some friends that are custom made members, that were looking out for my interest, and were able to contact the guy and have him call me. He did and I got the commission. Like Jesse said, contact him. Sometimes I think the people looking for stuff on Custom made don’t quite know how to use the site.

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Kjuly

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 05:34 PM

I with Tim. It seems that many people post on the site with no real understanding of how it works.
I see a lot of requests like… I want a round table or I want a table in a modern style.
They beg the question, when do you begin or do you know what you want?
I skip those posting and look for something where the requester has put a little effort into it.
Having said that, there are some great opportunities on CustomMade and I will continue to watch for them.
Good Luck
Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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yellowtruck75

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 07:41 PM

I sent the individual a message about the rocking chair so we will see where that goes.

I do find it comical that people will post that they would like something made with no concept as to how much something costs. I like when they attach a picture of a Maloof Rocker and put a price range of $100 – $500 :)

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Kjuly

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 08:06 PM

It is good for a laugh, that’s for sure.
You see a lot of pictures of really nice furniture with a price range of less than half the value.
I have to restrain myself from sending a note, asking if they tried to contact the original craftsman for a quote.
I suspect that many of the posters stumble upon the site and say, what the heck, I’ll give it a try.
Good luck with your rocking chair.
Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 11:19 PM

I think I would reply to her with a picture of Your chair & asking
It looked like it was possible that you wanted to talk to me… but, I’m not sure.”

“Were you trying to talk to me… not sure…

... and see what happens.

Good chance she was talking to you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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