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Forum topic by Don posted 08-21-2013 11:44 AM 751 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don

497 posts in 1996 days


08-21-2013 11:44 AM

Hey folks….

Well, with a little tweaking, my website has suddenly popped way up on a Google search, meaning that I have become rather busy right now. I don’t mind that but a lot of people don’t realize that I have a day job (ugh!) and woodworking is still a hobby for me. I can handle all the small – medium jobs that come in and some of the large ones too but there are a few requests coming in that I just can’t do so…..

I’m thinking of looking for fellow woodworkers in my area who have a lot of experience when it comes to doing large projects, who are able to perhaps do on-site jobs or transport large projects to the client.

I don’t mind turning work away that I can’t or won’t do but I’d rather pass on a name or contact info instead of leaving a client hanging.

Thoughts?

Cheers….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca


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CharlesNeil

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 06:38 PM

Where are you located ?

oops, found it, your in Canada, dont know alot of folks up there.sorry

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Don

497 posts in 1996 days


#2 posted 08-21-2013 06:42 PM

I’m more concerned with the etiquette of this.

Would it be ‘okay’ to solicit other woodworkers?

Any liabilities? Any compensation?

What if the job comes out like crap, who’s to blame?

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 06:54 PM

If YOU recommend someone for a job, and they screw it up, the person very well may “blame” you, or at the very least, think less of you for recommending someone who did a lousy job. And next time they have a job they would have given you first crack at, they may look elsewhere.

It’s happened to me (in an automotive repair situation)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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mbs

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 09:13 PM

I agree with Joe. But I would still try to find someone local to give your customers another option. I would check their work and several references before recommending them.

I know some contractors who agree on something like a 10% finders fee. Not sure what is customary for furniture.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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