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New Guy same old question

Post by 58er » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm

New to plasma cutting, have a blacksmith shop and looking to expand market- have a job for a fellow blacksmith cutting oak leaves
each leaf has
1 pierce
20 inches of cut
14 gauge
he is buying 50
i used the excel spread sheet and it puts me at 2.45 each when volume of 20+ when I input the price I paid for the steel
the sheet has me at .08 cents an inch with .25 per pierce.....
sound about right?
thanks
58er

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Re: New Guy same old question

Post by weldguy » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 am

Sounds a little on the cheap side to me especially if you are responsible for any cleanup after the cut.

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Re: New Guy same old question

Post by 58er » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:56 pm

should I be around .15 cents per inch
so....3.70 each....?
I'm clueless at the pricing bit at this point in this adventure......
thanks for the help....

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Re: New Guy same old question

Post by weldguy » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:16 am

That's a little better but I don't know if your processing those after the cut or selling them right off the table. I have found some industries are willing to pay a lot more than others. Cutting production parts never paid well for me, I like the custom 1 off stuff you can charge what you think the market or customer will pay and get much more.

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Re: New Guy same old question

Post by 58er » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:19 pm

ok great, hitting them with grinding wheel to knock off the slag and thats it.
I appreciate the advice....thanks

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Re: New Guy same old question

Post by whiskeymike » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:58 pm

How did it go? Personally, I’d be on the cheap side. 1. Blacksmiths are generally good guys and in the same camp as you trying to make a living. 2. It can likely lead to more repeat business that pays better.

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