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#1 butcher

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

Hello!

I am finishing these project for a customer.....youst need to grind some welds and clean it. How mouch money should i get for it? (the coustomer bought the material). the dimenzions are: 124cm x 55cm and the height is 60cm
Thanx

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#2 warrent

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

At least $40 an hour. Hope you kept track of your hours. If lot of conumables used, sand paper, welding wire, etc add those.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

Looks great, nice forge work.

Is it all steel, or copper or...?

Customer should be happy.

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#4 Tony Mertens

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

Looks nice. I agree with Warren.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

First of all it's a cool "thing" whatever it is. I always charged for time and materials and added about twenty percent and never had a problem with customers.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

Nice hood, looks like alotta time, money and sweat went into it......I find it odd that the price issue wasn't addressed before completion. Things can get real messy if no agreement was reached prior to the construction/installation, not a gamble I would take...... [Black Eye]

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

its all made out of steel. The customer is a rich guy and the money is not a problem for him. i spend around 20 hours building it.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

Can't help with the cost question. However please show us your cool turtle in the background.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:54 AM

Its not a turtle....its some kind of alien in the barrel. But its not finished yet.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

Its not a turtle....its some kind of alien in the barrel. But its not finished yet.


Sorry about the hijack. But seeing your alien critter made it worthwhile.




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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:27 AM

20 hours? I'd call that $1500 to $2000.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

it was 21 hours of work from start to finish, i will charge 1000€ around 1350usd.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

Here is food for thought.....how much does the auto shop charge per hour ? How many mechanics / shops are there ?
If you produce top notch work shouldn't you be paid as well ? Considering your competency level I think we should charge ...at the very least , a mechanics wage ....$65, $75, $85
an hour. This is not only fair, but it is also necessary to earn a living.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Here is food for thought.....how much does the auto shop charge per hour ? How many mechanics / shops are there ?
If you produce top notch work shouldn't you be paid as well ? Considering your competency level I think we should charge ...at the very least , a mechanics wage ....$65, $75, $85
an hour. This is not only fair, but it is also necessary to earn a living.


Posted Image We could also compare the hour cost to lawyers who charge $200 an hour. We work harder and our expenses are higher because of tools and machine costs. The only question is if our clients would be ready to pay itPosted Image

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