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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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View Cole Tallerman's profile

How much do you sell your cutting boards for?

05-07-2013 03:18 PM by Cole Tallerman

Hey all, I have been making lots of really nice cutting boards recently. A gu...

45 04-30-2014 07:08 PM
View DarthMaverick's profile

How much to sell these for?

04-25-2014 12:54 AM by DarthMaverick

So here is a question for all you LJ’s. I just completed a new set of ...

30 04-27-2014 03:39 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile


04-25-2014 03:46 AM by woodworkingdrew

I was wondering how most folks deal with up front payment. Do you ask for any...

25 04-26-2014 08:19 PM
View Don's profile

Woodworkers in Ottawa, Ontario

04-16-2014 12:31 AM by Don

Hi folks I’ve posted this in other forums so to some, this may be fa...

3 04-25-2014 03:04 AM
View squaretree's profile

Too soon for customers?

04-15-2014 03:11 PM by squaretree

When is it “too soon” to take on paying customers? I don’...

40 04-21-2014 02:00 PM
View krisrimes's profile


04-06-2014 02:25 PM by krisrimes

I have been asked twice in the last week if I accept paypal and as of right n...

37 04-18-2014 02:44 AM
View DustyCellist's profile

Turning vs Joinery / Time vs Quantity?

04-12-2014 09:37 PM by DustyCellist

I am relatively new to the art, but am an artist of many mediums. That said, ...

22 04-16-2014 09:28 PM
View RobH's profile

Face Frame Problems now....

08-11-2007 04:22 AM by RobH

These blasted bookshelves have been giving me problems from day one. I now ...

13 04-15-2014 09:29 PM
View Tooch's profile

Anyone have an Etsy Shop?

04-01-2014 10:14 AM by Tooch

I have been slowly dwindling on making things as of late, and I think it̵...

15 04-14-2014 09:50 AM
View barringerfurniture's profile

Getting a General Contractor's License. Any other GC's from California here?

04-11-2014 12:59 AM by barringerfurniture

I posted this before and then deleted it because I was afraid of opening up a...

10 04-12-2014 03:59 AM
View barringerfurniture's profile

Anybody care to discuss your procedures or formulas, if any, for pricing of your products?

03-30-2014 05:31 PM by barringerfurniture

Taking a really close look at my pricing these days and really trying to take...

57 04-03-2014 02:08 PM
View exterminate's profile

Hypothetical situation regarding draw payments

03-31-2014 01:11 PM by exterminate

What would you do in the following situation: You are hired by someone to ...

11 04-01-2014 12:08 PM
View Jerry's profile

How to make money as a woodworker

03-30-2014 08:26 PM by Jerry

My wife got laid off and had to take a much lower paying temporary job, while...

28 03-31-2014 07:30 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Anyone sell at farmers markets?

03-27-2014 04:02 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Was wondering if any sells or has sold stuff at a farmers market and had any ...

13 03-30-2014 04:38 AM
View Mark A. DeCou's profile

Sam Maloof Speaks at the 2006 Western Design Conference; A Summary by Mark DeCou

10-04-2006 04:28 PM by Mark A. DeCou

My Summary of the 2006 Western Design Conference Show in Cody, WY For the ...

11 03-30-2014 02:09 AM
View KnickKnack's profile

A Market Opportunity

01-09-2014 05:50 PM by KnickKnack

There are often threads along the lines of “What sells at craft fairs?&...

6 03-29-2014 10:59 AM
View ,'s profile

Probably should not be posting this thread

02-02-2014 01:28 AM by ,

Let me first say the person who works for us is a great guy in a lot of ways....

78 03-25-2014 04:06 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Latest project

03-19-2014 07:31 PM by RussellAP

Got my odd jobs done, so I’ll be devoting some time to the aromatic ced...

4 03-20-2014 12:28 AM
View EmmayTT's profile

How much should I charge for 16 "cabinets"

03-19-2014 06:49 AM by EmmayTT

I was contacted by a local hotel tonight about making some single cabinets us...

8 03-19-2014 06:53 PM
View scottishbob's profile

tv alcove units price guide

03-06-2014 05:47 PM by scottishbob

Hi Guys Have been recently asked to price for a job 2 built-in alcove uni...

4 03-17-2014 04:44 PM

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