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RussellAP

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06-19-2013 04:20 PM

I got a commission from a friend of my next door neighbor to build 6 of these loungers. He is going to paint and buy the cushions. Seeing he is buying 6, I quoted him 150$ a chair. This is the first one out of the shop. I’m waiting for him to take a look at it to be sure it’s what he wants before I go on. The back has 6 positions.

The frame is hickory, I have around 350bf of in my driveway and the surface slats are cedar.

Everything they say about how hard hickory is to work is true.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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1garageman

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 08:26 PM

That is very nice looking. My wife is wanting me to make some of those. I don’t think I’ll be able to charge her $150 though, LOL!

-- Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. John Wayne

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 08:36 PM

There are other forms of payment when it’s the wife….

just sayin’

:)

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 08:36 PM

Russell, these will be real nice when you finish them all. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 06-20-2013 01:13 AM

Russell – How many saw blades need resharpening ? :o))

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 01:41 AM

Jimbo, the blades are okay, it’s the drill bits that are taking a hit. They all come out smokin.

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 04:50 PM

Lookin’ good there Russ.
What kinda bits are smokin’ up the job site. My brad points get warm, but no smoke.
Bill

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#7 posted 06-20-2013 05:18 PM

If he’s paying for the wood cost, then I’d say that’s a very fair deal for both of you, IMO. Hope you don’t have to remind him there’s IKEA if he wants them for less. Very nice lounger BTW.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 06-20-2013 05:38 PM

Bill, I only change bits when they break, so I have some dull bits.

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#9 posted 06-20-2013 05:39 PM

RedSLED the hickory only cost me 100$ so if I can get 6 frames out of it, that brings the cost per chair to about 50 total each.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#10 posted 06-20-2013 06:51 PM

Russ, I’m smilin’ ‘cause you sound like some of the guys in our shop.
Bill

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