Quick and easy woodworking help wanted in Chapel Hill

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Hi all,
I posted this ad on craigslist but thought I'd also list it here.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/trd/1682755893.html

I'd like to construct a large plywood terrarium and stand. I wanted this to be a DIY project as much as possible, however I lack the tools and workspace to cut the wood in the way that I'd like. I'm looking for someone who could make several clean, square cuts and cutouts in 4 4'X8' sheets of 3/4" birch plywood and 1 sheet of 1/2" plywood. See the picture at the link below for the approximate cut plan (gray areas are waste, colored areas are the pieces that I will need).

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_bmzO8CY1FUA/S7424AYny8I/AAAAAAAAAvY/weogPfsZFKM/s912/paludarium cutlist3.jpg

I plan to assemble several of the pieces into a case with miter joints, so many of the cuts need to be made at a 45-degree bevel. I'm planning on using regular miter joints, but if you have a router setup and can cut the edges for locking miters that would be fantastic. Also, I need you to have a vehicle that can be used to pick up the 4'X8' plywood sheets from Home Depot/Lowes, transport them to your workshop and then deliver the cut pieces to my apartment.

This should be a very quick job and I would imagine it would only take an hour or so if you have the appropriate tools and experience. I could help with marking out the cuts. If you're interested in helping me out please contact me by email and let me know what tools/experience you have, when you could do this and give me a quote for what you think is a reasonable price for the job (I'm flexible on how the pricing would work - we could do either an hourly rate, a price per cut or a total price for the job).

adeeb_r@yahoo.com

Thanks!
 

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Skymaster

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WOW: I get to do all that? I drive my truck and a trailer to HD, load all the material, drive back to my shop, do Beveled Pocket cutouts, perfectly I might add, then load everything back on the trailer, drive to this guys apt, unload all the pcs, Of course the " can ya give me a quick hand? "
AND I should be able to do it all in about an hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm:
Man I want what he is smokin
 

Travis Porter

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Hmmmmm...... 4 sheets of plywood, quality BORG plywood that is cut at 45 degree miters.....

Those cut outs for the glass are quite interesting, especially in plywood.....

I don't think you could do all this with a CNC in an hour......
 

Makinsawdust

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Robert
WOW: I get to do all that? I drive my truck and a trailer to HD, load all the material, drive back to my shop, do Beveled Pocket cutouts, perfectly I might add, then load everything back on the trailer, drive to this guys apt, unload all the pcs, Of course the " can ya give me a quick hand? "
AND I should be able to do it all in about an hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm::rotflm:
Man I want what he is smokin
This seems to be the norm these days. Most folks want to be your project manager and decide how much you don't get paid.
 

DaveD

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Dave
Sounds like an interesting project.

I can do all that pretty quick. Miter cuts are no problem. I can pick up the material when I pick up other stuff I buy there. 2 hours time (one hour to cut and one hour to help you assemble) should cover it. I only have time to help assemble for one hour though since I'm booked solid and this would be a fill in job for me.

My hourly rate is $500/hour. Let me know when you want to send the deposit of 50% ($500) to get me started and let me know when to pick up the pre paid plywood from HD. The HD on Six Forks and Strickland will be the one I will go to.
 

James Davis

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James Davis
DaveD,

You are forgetting the trip to and from Chapel Hill. You know you can't run your truck up and down the highway for nothing.

James
 
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