On Tuesday we talked about budgeting. We were asked to budget in 2 minutes a 4 X 8 flat. Some of us included lumber and time and others were more specific including back paint and Flamex. Then John asked us a few questions like: “How did we figure out the hours to build it?” And most of us had just thought of it, based on other experiences, so he just drew a brain next to our names.
When we are budgeting time, it is important to break down every task to the point where we know how long something will take. For example, we know how long it takes to carry a sheet of luan across the shop, or we know how long it takes to make a single cut on the table saw ets. Think about cutting, prepping, assembling, routing, filling and sanding, every step.