Here’s a little #throwbackthursday ..
Made or done to order for a particular customer.
Here’s a word that some people forget about when asked “can you make something that will fit here and do this”.. sounds “custom” to me.
My friend @715_metalworks posted something yesterday that re sparked my memory to one of my first cash welding jobs. When something is custom made it means that the person making it is using their skill sets to create what a another person wants that cannot be bought in say a box store like a dumbass Walmart.
A guy wants a new bow stop bracket for his boat trailer that didn’t match up to the boat he just bought. I went to the customers house to have a look to see if it’s something I could do. I said “Yeah I can get this done”.. went back the next day with a measuring tape, marker, a knife and cardboard to make a template. I get home and bend the 1/4” stainless plates ( I bought) accordingly to my “custom” design. Weld it up, mount the now adjustable rubber bow stop and back to the house for install. I show him the part and his eyes bulge with amazement.. “WOW, this turned out incredible”, I told him the end price and he wanted it $40 cheaper. I said “no”, “well I’m not paying that” he said. “Huh...okay well I’m not going install it”. I was still within my initial quote. Now I could have taken the money he only wanted to pay me and not been out anything of my pocket but there’s something to be said about bending over and getting takin advantage of. I wasn’t out to get rich but I’m NOT working for free..This sits on my work bench as nothing more than a reminder that there are 2 types of people in the world. Givers & Takers. Takers may eat better, but givers sleep better at night...
You sir fucked up, over $40.. really? He may have thought I needed the money more than he needed that bracket. NOPE!!!
Agree with me or not thats my rant
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