These carpenters are probably used to working for a contractor, which the contractor furnishes all this stuff for each job. Since they don't have the use of their bosses stuff - they want you to pay for it. At $20 per hour more or less, they probably could have made due with some of this stuff from their personal collection.
I buy 3m dust mask for $22 a box of 100 - you got stiffed on that one.
Sounds like they got carried away. I would just say - hey guys!!! no more charges on my account, and don't expect me to refer my friends to you for any side work for them. Tell them you want to see all this stuff / used and unused when they are done.
Keep an eye on the times they leave the job also. This could be a bad signal for you, and a sign of worse things to come.
Homeowners who hire individuals vs. a contractor sometimes turn into babysitters.
My carpenters know what I expect and I want my customers to get exactly what they pay for. I want them to be happy with the job and my crew.
Guys you hire for cash - just don't have the mentality to know what a contractor knows about doing business.
My crew won't eat your cookies left on the kitchen table, they clean up any mess they make at the end of the day, they won't use your bathroom or watch your tv at lunch time. They won't park any truck that leaks oil on your concrete driveway, and we also make every attempt to keep your neighbors happy as we work on your home.
This is the way a good contractor runs his jobs. Individuals just want their money.
General Contractor 30yrs.and counting