OK first off, there are going to be some questions, then hopefully some pictures and some more stuff.
I was contacted by a fellow foreigner here in Japan that a world famous circus that have shows here in Tokyo need some woodworking done, he would have been happy to do the work, but lives quite far from Tokyo, so he introduced me to this company. You all know the company, but I would really appreciate it if you do NOT mention their name. I do not wish to harm any relationship I am building with them, they have not told me that I cannot discuss the work I'm doing for them, so I think it is OK, but I'd rather avoid the problem, so please just nod and say "OK, I know who you are talking about" but don't mention them by name, so search engines can find this thread. Sounds silly but trust me
They have an act that uses chairs, stacked on each other, >> LINK << their current chairs are reaching the end of their useable life. They had new chairs built, but they need some work, some tweaking at best, partial rebuild or out right junking at worst. The new chairs are built from Linden wood, also called Lime and Basswood, not exactly the first wood I'd choose to make chairs from
Some questions, for checking these chairs and figuring out if they are salvageable they want to know a price. I have trouble pricing my work, as I do mostly stuff in house, not for hire. I'm thinking of saying $30 an hour and at least 10 hours to partially tear one apart and fix it.
So does this sound too low?
I am not a pro, but I know I can do this work, true the video makes me worry about my work, but I know I can do this work.
What do you pros charge for bespoke work?
I don't want to price myself out of a job here, these guys could be worth a lot of work from time to time if I get in with them, they have all kinds of issues dealing with the locals, cultural and language for starters.
Sorry if this is a bit rambling, I'm at the L shop being constantly interrupted while I write this