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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 02:09 PM
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Swirling guitars is a side gig and he's so busy with the regular operation of the business, which is typically doing millions of tee shirts for Disney and others, he can get slack on replies. You paid him no money, ask too many questions and he'll probably avoid you as much as you seem to avoid him. Tirekickers are a problem for everybody online, even if you weren't. maybe he just missed your last email.....
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 04:59 PM
 
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I’m pretty straight and to the point... “Where can I send my body and money?” We were talking via FB messenger, so you can see whether your messages were read or not. Regardless, I was unaware of his t-shirt business.
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Swirling guitars is a side gig and he's so busy with the regular operation of the business, which is typically doing millions of tee shirts for Disney and others, he can get slack on replies. You paid him no money, ask too many questions and he'll probably avoid you as much as you seem to avoid him. Tirekickers are a problem for everybody online, even if you weren't. maybe he just missed your last email.....
Yeah, so given what I DO know about DJ, this is what I figured. He's got too much going on to waste time with little side jobs like the one I'd have for him. It's why it didn't occur to me to even consider him.

I think I may just give this a shot myself... maybe swirl some other objects first to try and get a feel for it. I definitely can't make this battered old guitar look any worse. If I do, I'll just sand it down and try again.
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Darren has had two bodies of mine since May of 2019. Not sure I'm ever going to see them again.

If you do find someone who is doing good work, I'd really like to know.

Even though Darren is paid in full, maybe I can get the bodies back and try someone else.
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Darren has had two bodies of mine since May of 2019. Not sure I'm ever going to see them again.

If you do find someone who is doing good work, I'd really like to know.

Even though Darren is paid in full, maybe I can get the bodies back and try someone else.
Good grief. Why is this type of story more common than not in this industry?
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Couldn't say. He's a good friend, I know he's gone through some sh*t, but they are brand new, right off the CNC and he isn't clearing them.

Original time estimate was 4 weeks.

Kind of disheartening and disappointing.
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I just talked to him because I didn't want to air any laundry I shouldn't, but he's been dealing with a sick son for a long time and it's gotten worse so alot of things have hit the back burner as he has to deal with these huge contracts. He hasn't forgotten about you VP, expect to hear soon.

But there is nobody else that does what he does like he does. There have been plenty of guys that have figured out a way to dip a guitar thru some multi colored paint, some doing it for just themselves that have been doing some honestly really cool stuff lately, not for biz though. But there's only one Darren.
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Thanks, Rich. Hopefully news soon.

Hope all is well with you, brother, and you're continuing to mend.
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It may be halfway there. Old people heal slow ;/ Especially when they fu** up that bad.
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Yeah, that is a gnarly injury.

Hopefully progress continues.
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Maybe few Jemsiter can make run of dozen bodies to swirl. It will probably be easier for Daren to do it that way,
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You can find Darren Johansen of ATD (About Time Designs) on facebook.
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You can find Darren Johansen of ATD (About Time Designs) on facebook.
I would recommend not doing this and finding someone else.

I can't believe I'm saying this about someone I used to really admire, but it is what it is.
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