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If you are selling your work, then you have entered a woodworking dimension with added complexity and stress. If you would like to discuss with other professionally-minded woodworkers topics such as: estimating, taxes, insurance, record keeping, photography, brochures, jury applications, taking credit cards, finding skilled help, sales, marketing, and a host of other issues, then this is the Forum for you.

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I've been asked, I built, now what do I charge?

11-27-2015 01:10 PM by Tennessee

The main museum store where I do a lot of business let their manager ...

17 11-28-2015 05:10 AM
View McFly's profile

What do you charge for labor?

11-06-2015 10:50 AM by McFly

A co-worker asked if I’d make him a chessboard for his wife. He made it...

49 11-09-2015 04:04 AM
View bearkatwood's profile

Amazon handcrafted

11-06-2015 01:10 AM by bearkatwood

Have any of you seen this new handmade line they are trying out. I...

16 11-06-2015 05:49 PM
View edwood1975's profile

Just got my first commissioned project

10-23-2015 08:52 PM by edwood1975

A friend of mine just asked me to build this cooler for his father in law...

11 11-02-2015 01:54 PM
View Betsy's profile

How would you respond to this comment from a show

08-22-2015 04:01 AM by Betsy

I’ve been thinking about this comment for a while now. I do an occasion...

73 10-28-2015 09:44 PM
View Chicana78's profile

Pricing poll

10-23-2015 12:09 AM by Chicana78

Can some of you please give me your price for this desk

14 10-23-2015 08:53 PM
View Joe Weaver's profile

Displaying Lazy Susans

10-19-2015 10:23 PM by Joe Weaver

Does anyone have a good way to display lazy susans at shows. I just sit them ...

9 10-23-2015 06:58 PM
View WIbadgerFAN08's profile

QUESTION- for all you tenured craftsman: selling work,where how, what's worked best for you

10-19-2015 12:47 AM by WIbadgerFAN08

I started wood working a few years back and became addicted right away. I hav...

8 10-21-2015 09:21 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Christmas Craft shows

10-14-2015 02:44 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Anyone do any shows before Christmas time? Been looking for one more show fo...

9 10-21-2015 09:14 PM
View ErikF's profile

Living the Wood Life- how I make a living

10-19-2015 11:55 AM by ErikF

A few years ago I started entertaining the idea of making a living off the wo...

25 10-20-2015 02:27 PM
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09-06-2015 01:43 AM by bruc101

I’ve got a friend and his wife retiring from teaching in a few months t...

4 10-18-2015 04:06 PM
View bosum3919's profile

Beautiful Day at the Trade Show

10-16-2015 09:35 PM by bosum3919

Another beautiful day in Southeast Texas and we have spent it working a trade...

2 10-17-2015 01:12 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Green Eggs and Kamodo Joe

10-03-2015 11:59 PM by RussellAP

For you guys that make money making furniture, here’s a tip. These Gree...

15 10-05-2015 12:26 PM
View MapleMatt's profile

Working with Designers and Architects

09-29-2015 05:56 PM by MapleMatt

Hi All, first post, hope it’s the right place! I currently enjoy woo...

12 10-01-2015 11:05 PM
View Stewbot's profile

Home-based woodworking business owners.

08-25-2015 12:53 AM by Stewbot

I am currently in the process of obtaining a business license so that I can l...

11 09-17-2015 04:23 AM
View Don's profile

Damned if I do...

09-13-2015 05:00 PM by Don

Hey folks, a local sink making company owner contacted me to see if I was int...

17 09-14-2015 03:21 AM
View Evangogh's profile

Ideas for cheap work space???

09-06-2015 04:19 PM by Evangogh

My living situation is changing drastically and unfortunately my garage is mo...

3 09-06-2015 11:23 PM
View tncraftsman's profile

Selling your WW Plans

09-01-2015 12:53 PM by tncraftsman

Has anyone had any success selling their WW plans online? If so, what has ...

3 09-01-2015 01:51 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Do you donate items for charity

07-29-2015 06:48 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Since everyone on here makes stuff, do you get asked by people to donate item...

18 08-30-2015 02:37 PM
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Looking for craft show display pics

05-04-2015 03:38 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Got my second show this coming weekend, my first one I just had my stuff spre...

18 08-30-2015 02:13 PM

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