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    Standard shop rates for fabrication

    Since my latest project is going to probably weigh close to 150lbs all together, I'm not looking forward to having to pay shipping costs for it That still might be an option, but I'm also thinking of having a local shop do the work for me. That way, I save on the S&H, and hell, the labor costs will still probably be under that

    The project is two of these: http://www.madisound.com/pdf/fostexdrivers/fe166esr.pdf built from 3/4" baltic birch ply.

    Any general guidelines on what I can expect to pay, if they'll take the work in the first place? I have a Lowe's commercial account, I could even deliver the raw materials to them. All I'd be paying for is their time.







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    Re: Standard shop rates for fabrication

    what do carpenters make in your area figure a full day of paying a carpenter as a minimum price. $150-$200 per day?




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    Re: Standard shop rates for fabrication

    Long shot, but you may want to got to a local high school and see if the shop teacher is willing to take it on as like a class project. My mom works @ a high school and they do stuff like that (special projects, not speaker cabinets) all the time.




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    Re: Standard shop rates for fabrication

    I think you'd be able to do it yourself With a well designed plywood layout so you don't waste any wood, that is. It's really not that bad of a design.

    Nice thing about having a carpenter do it = it would be done in one day.



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    Re: Standard shop rates for fabrication

    with the money you would have to spend on having a shop do that particular, you could buy all the necesarry tools and do it yourself. and you'll have the tools for the rest of your life.




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