The value of your work! Boy, did I ever underestimate woodworking's value.

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Blog entry by Oldtool posted 01-12-2015 08:00 PM 1978 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I frequent antique dealer’s web sites, to view American period furniture for new project ideas. Recently I came across a rather interesting piece, a chair that I find quite rustic for the price asked. But hey, who am I to judge the value. I guess we are in a seller’s market where handcrafted furniture can command what the buyer will bear.
To see what I mean, visit this site to see a $3,000.00 chair:

OK, I stand corrected above in that the asking price of $3,000.00 for that rustic chair was high, in fact it appears to be a bargain basement give-away ..........

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 08:09 PM

You obviously have a difficult time with value. I can see right off that its worth $30 – if they put a finish on it I’ll bet they could get upwards of $100 for it.

Now I’m going back to the shop and stare at some saw dust

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 11:33 PM

Those Europeans are so much more refined than I am, I too would have valued that lump of wood at $30.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 01-13-2015 01:56 AM

Fellas come on, each crack is worth a hundred dollars. Anyone can see that

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 02:08 AM

Who among us wouldn’t take three grand for a similar commission.

Reminds me of a great quote from the epic woodworking drama “The Joy Luck Club”

“You not know your worth.”

Somebody has built a brand, and is monetizing that brand.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 04:07 AM

Wow, what a bargain!
I’ll bet they’re just flying off the shelf too at that price!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 01-13-2015 04:15 AM

I couldn’t make it for 3000! Could you (anyone feel free)?
Maybe I could make it for that ,but I would have to sell it for more.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 02:50 PM

Thanks for putting Mauro Mori on my radar.

Some very interesting panels called Zoom at the very bottom of the page.

Also at the bottom, a great three legged table called WILSON.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 01:06 AM

Good lord—if that thing sells for $40K, I’d like to meet the guy who bought it. I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell him…..........!

-- Dean

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