Originally Posted by Dangerandplay
Yes, I did cut a piece of the rib and I left it behind with the company.
I guess they didn't use it or misunderstood what I wanted!
That did cross my mind to, too only do one test piece but failed to follow through.
It's sort of my fought to because he said 3 inches wide and I said yes. But I did explain what I was going for....
It's just a waste of time and money as of right now. I will ask tomorrow to see if he can give me half off or something and make it right! So the 20 pieces are useless I'm guessing?!
Thanks for the feedback as always!
He was trying to go as cheap and fast as his shop could?
It takes a lot more time to bend the metal to match a rib.
If he charged you 8 for that then you don't want him to do what you need cause he will want at least double even if/after you can make him say uncle.
The shop if organized spent 3-hours to make those total but it will take 6-7 to make what you are looking for.
That's two-men one cutting and one bending or both cutting and bending.
Because of a misunderstanding between both offer to pay shop wages for the correction and make sure you ask what the wages are if he says anything over 20 for one and 18 for the help he is ripping you off
For that kind of money you could buy your own sheet of metal a metal break and a jigsaw to do it yourself.
One full sheet will give you plenty of wiggle room to practice and is less than 150$
HF metal break that will be hurt but do it 150$
Decent jigsaw 40$
Blades for saw 15$
Rubber palm gloves 10$ for 10-15 pair
Good measuring stick not a tape for solid measurements. An old school stick ruler is awesome or a metal rule off of a sliding square/ruler is awesome.
Just my opinion.