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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2008, 04:10 AM »
ive a horrible feeling there are going to be lots of very poor jokes before too long
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Offline Per Swenson

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2008, 06:02 AM »
Mr Lyman,

I apologize for my shot gun approach in disparaging tack cloths.

I should know better.

Although wood finishing is a different medium then automotive, as the surface is initially porous

and is prone to collecting contaminate. Your Crystal cloth looks promising.

Consider this a correction.

Per

Party like its 1929. It's the American way.


There outta be a law banning sesquipedalianism on

internet forums.

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Offline Eli

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2008, 07:32 AM »
I really shouldn't stir the pot so much..... ;D
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Offline Bob Swenson

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2008, 08:09 AM »
Welcome to the FOG jlyman'

Thanks for putting that young whipper snapper in his place.

Bob   ;D

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2008, 09:54 AM »
Welcome to the FOG jlyman'

Thanks for putting that young whipper snapper in his place.

Bob   ;D

From me too, I'm sure I'll learn something interesting at your site but I've already gathered a couple of smiles at some of the terms I noticed. Just the title of a thread, "Tack cloth technology" is funny, although I can't think of a more rational way to title that thread. And the idea of getting my tack clothes "serviced" is funny too.

Offline Ken

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2008, 09:55 AM »
I spoke with the owner yesterday and gave him an estimate of $3000, doubtful that he will bite. Saw the cowboy come in with his posse to do some painting. Cowboy had his interpreter (he speaks Chinese) talk with the owner on what I assume was the bar.

My bet is that he'll go w/ cowboy who will do it with either minwax poly or spar varnish. Either way, 6 months from now it'll be destroyed.

Interesting note which I forgot to mention before, I was asked what type of finish I would put on by owner. I just said "there are several types of commercial grade finishes available, I can't decide until I get down to the wood". Hey, I'm not the brightest guy in the world  but I'm smart enough not to give him my whole finishing/materials schedule! Besides, cowboy doesn't have the time to spend sanding/polishing it with his dewalt 5" sander...shoulda gotta Festool!

Again, I am deeply grateful for all the invaluable input. I am especially honored to have the great Bob Swenson offer his advice!

Ken


Offline Bob Swenson

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2008, 11:49 AM »
Gee Ken, Thanks
Bob

Offline b_m_hart

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2008, 11:37 PM »
Please, clutter away.  While not all of us are planning to refinish any bars in the big city, it may come in handy down the line on other projects that people here can scheme up. :)

Offline Eli

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Re: How much to charge for bar refinishing in NYC?
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2008, 05:25 AM »
I started a new thread for you JLyman. Post there. No worries about clutter. Please share some specifics about cloth formulation for wood finishing/refinishing (although we have other trades around)

http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=4721.0
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