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jade



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:59 pm    Post subject: Working together...... Reply with quote

Hi......
I often get requests to bid on projects involving the restoration of 50-250 window openings at a time. In fact I just sent out an estimate for 158 windows in Bennington, Vermont. I typically work on my own, but would be interested in connecting with other specialists who would like to discuss being subs or sharing such projects.

What do folks think about getting together once a month or so for cheap eats and shop talk?

Send a message or give me a ring..........

Jade Mortimer
Heartwood Building & Restoration
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jade:

This is an excellent idea and we shoud try to do it. In the meantime I have a couple of low-cost, no-cost alternatives to traveling and meeting face to face.

While I can't provide the "good eats" I can provide a "place" for specialists to get together right here on the Historic HomeWorks Forum. I could set up a forum for it (just like these others here) that is open to the public. Or, I could set up a private forum for discussions not viewable by the public.

I can also provide an online conference feature, for "real time" discussions. I already have this set up. You can see it, and even try it out, at:

http://historichomeworks.com/conf/conf.htm

although there may not be anyone logging at the same time. To set up a conference all you have to do is let the others know what time, and send them the URL internet address above.

If you and others are interested in any of this, just let me know by posting a reply right here.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John & Jade:

Count me in. I may be long distance but you know travelling is not an issue.

Steve
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve.....
You are signed on as a Guest so there was no way to Private message or email you....Where are you located?

I think John's idea about 'chatting' online is a good one, but I'd be interested in meeting people in person as well. I think an informal restaurant or comfy coffee shop would be a place to spend an hour or two trading notes.......

....Jade
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Working together...... Reply with quote

I think it's a great idea. There are often projects that I know I can't handle alone that it would be great to assemble a virtual team. I'm game for cheap eats and I'll bring wine!

jade wrote:
Hi......
I often get requests to bid on projects involving the restoration of 50-250 window openings at a time. In fact I just sent out an estimate for 158 windows in Bennington, Vermont. I typically work on my own, but would be interested in connecting with other specialists who would like to discuss being subs or sharing such projects.

What do folks think about getting together once a month or so for cheap eats and shop talk?

Send a message or give me a ring..........

Jade Mortimer
Heartwood Building & Restoration
413-339-4298
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DBowers



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Info Shariing and more... Reply with quote

Jade:

I like your idea and would love to participate. Timing for travel can be tricky but would like to get together virtually and in person if possible. I appreciate having a group professionals willing to share their experiences and even team on projects. It speaks to the quality of people involved.


Dave Bowers
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that John L. and David B.--and possibly Steve S.(?)--will be at the Restoration Expo in Manchester NH on April 2 & 3. Perhaps others who are interested can meet up with us there. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, the Manchester Expo makes sense for a confab. I'm giving a 3-hour demonstration on window work (Dave is with me on this), plus a talk or two. I still don't have my schedule, as soon as I do I'll post it here and we can work out a time for the confab.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I'll be at the Expo both days.

Steve, will you be there both days?

If so, how about meeting for breakfast on April 3rd? We can set up the time and place during the 2nd.

John

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also see the other messages about the Expo at:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=266#266

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Manchester expo meeting Reply with quote

I will plan on attending the expo and would love to meet with everyone to swap stories from the putty. Sorry, I voice in last time but forgot I was logged in as guest!

Alison Hardy

jade wrote:
I know that John L. and David B.--and possibly Steve S.(?)--will be at the Restoration Expo in Manchester NH on April 2 & 3. Perhaps others who are interested can meet up with us there. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Alison.......that's great that you'll be at the expo. I hope we can all do breakfast Sunday morning.......
.......Jade
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnleeke wrote:


Steve, will you be there both days?

If so, how about meeting for breakfast on April 3rd? We can set up the time and place during the 2nd.

John


John, Jade, Dave and Alison:

I am planning on being there both days. I will probably hit the road on Sunday around noon at the latest. I will be coming in later Friday.

Where is everyone staying so I can book a room in the area?


To Alison:

I believe we met at the sashmaking demonstration in Windsor, Vt back in October. We spoke about muntin stock. I gave you my card for my millwork shop back in Cambria, NY.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Window Restoration Customer Reply with quote

Jade,

I recently recieved an email from someone in Rhode Island who was looking for window restoration work. Interested? Or know somebody?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: WORKING TOGETHER Reply with quote

2006 eh? Anybody still out there? You took the words right out of my Laptop. We need to leave the proprietary attitudes behind and start sharing anything we think can help our industry grow. I may start a new topic if no one replies to this posting but we need to be as competent, efficient and productive as possible if we are to be taken seriously. Tool handling, process efficiency, damage minimization, materials consistency,,They're all critical steps toward a marketable product.

It's way too late to apply to your original need Jade but I had good results on one job ( granted, with fairly low standards ) training a crew and acting like a supervisor. I hired a neighborhood guy with glass-shop experience, one laborer type who turned out to be a real hard worker, a sculpture student from a local university, a couple of women looking to learn a trade. We had some personality problems at first but once every one understood that they were there to do a job and not compete with each other, we got the job done. Three hundred plus windows saved for another generation.

What a great forum you have put forward here John.

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