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Let's all drope a quote on furniture making and interior design. It will be fun and inspire our business
There are two rules in woodworking:
1. All wood moves
2. Everyone disagrees as to how much, when and why.
"Let's all drope a quote"
Woodwokers is horrible spellers.
Give me a good price on this one. I got a lot more coming!!!!!
When you're building something that's horrible, but the client insisted on it:
"Oh well, can't see it from my house."
"The doctor can bury his mistakes, while the architect can only advise the owner to plant vines."
Frank Loyd Wright
When asked about a competitors work or somebody's wife.....
When asked how much off for cash ...
"There's only one sure way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large fortune."
You can have it cheap.
Choose any two.
My favorite truism:
The proof of a craftsman is the ability to fix their mistake(s).
More in jest:
Looks good from my house.
"Is it good?" "Good enough."
I can live with that. Good thing I don't have to.
From the olden days "Without paint putty and glue, what would a carpenter do?"
Today, after "finishing" a beautiful walnut bowl with a nice contrasting bit of sap wood then discovering the whole thing is covered with fine scratches, two thoughts "Never sand under artificial light" and second, "what color should I paint it?"
From Alan F
Customer: can I get a ball park price?
Cabinetmaker: a ball park runs about a billion dollars
Borrowed from Bob Buckley
Customer:How come the other bid is so much cheaper?
Cabinet maker: I'm sure they know the value of their work.
" There's no time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over"
"Who loves misery more than people?"
"That guy couldn't pour p--- out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel"
"Good enough for who it's for"
"Our project will keep you busy for several months, during which time you will not have to worry about paying the bills or if your choices in life have been the self-indulgent fantasies of a misguided dreamer"
"A budget...no, not really. We just thought it would be cheaper to have something built by a cabinetmaker than to order something which is mass-produced from particleboard. Besides, even if we did have a budget we wouldn't tell you, because all people in the trades are fundamentally dishonest."
" I can see you don't want me to be right, But if I am we are in a heap of trouble"
D.I.R.F.T. do it right the first time
re: a good scribe-"looks like it grew that way!"
" what do you mean something doesn't look right "... it looks more like it does now than it did before.
"We make it nice 'cause we make it twice"
"Done is good"
It's an inch short because I measured from the 1" mark. Guilty!
"Don't let perfection paralyze production"
Not at my shop but....
Some hire the best, we hire the rest.
Designer: After being shown a pile of lumber that would be used for her project "That's not acceptable, it's just a pile of rough boards."
"I cut it twice, and it's still too small!"