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I had a lady approach me In work and ask if I could make her 15 centre pieces for her wedding. After she explained it too me she just wanted 15x 2" discs cutting from a log. To use as a part of a table decoration at her wedding.

 

I showed her a length of chestnut I had lying around with some nice grain in it. I cut them and loaded her car. She then comes back and gives me £75 I was baffled as I had done it for free and wasn't expecting payment. She goes on to tell me that a local tree surgeon was going to charge £15 per cut to make them so she was happy to give me £5 per cut and I was happy to oblige!

 

These were so simple to make and took me a matter of minutes. I know some of you use lathes and produce carvings but what other extras do you offer using the logs you produce?

 

I have made a door plaque for a customer once by cutting diagonally through then routering out his door number but he was a personal friend so never charged him.

 

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I had a lady approach me In work and ask if I could make her 15 centre pieces for her wedding. After she explained it too me she just wanted 15x 2" discs cutting from a log. To use as a part of a table decoration at her wedding.
 
I showed her a length of chestnut I had lying around with some nice grain in it. I cut them and loaded her car. She then comes back and gives me £75 I was baffled as I had done it for free and wasn't expecting payment. She goes on to tell me that a local tree surgeon was going to charge £15 per cut to make them so she was happy to give me £5 per cut and I was happy to oblige!
 
These were so simple to make and took me a matter of minutes. I know some of you use lathes and produce carvings but what other extras do you offer using the logs you produce?
 
I have made a door plaque for a customer once by cutting diagonally through then routering out his door number but he was a personal friend so never charged him.
 


nice one mate, I recently cut a very rough bench from a cedar I killed. The customer thought it a lovely touch and I didn't have to turn it all into rings...

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Recently got asked if I could cut a row of skanky conifer stems into “seats” along side the fence where they were growing.....
The customer thought it would look good.....

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Extras.. we call these customers “Columbo’s”
Oh.. just one more thing

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On 02/11/2017 at 21:30, TIMON said:

Recently got asked if I could cut a row of skanky conifer stems into “seats” along side the fence where they were growing.....
The customer thought it would look good.....
 

We did that a few years back. They loved it... I thought they looked off, especially the one they wanted facing the other way.

 

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2 hours ago, Burgess said:

We did that a few years back. They loved it... I thought they looked off, especially the one they wanted facing the other way.

 

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Is that one the naughty seat ?

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Well they overlook Blagdon lake (next to Chew Valley Lake) But there was a great big Laurel hedge blocking the view, that is still there two years on.

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