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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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What's An Average Margin on Lumber and Materials for Your Work?

12-31-2009 01:15 AM by gerrym526

As a business model experiment, I’m logging the hours spent on my curre...

11 06-08-2012 08:20 PM
View RussellAP's profile

New retail outlet

06-06-2012 07:34 PM by RussellAP

Green Stem Garden CenterAddress: 221 NW Chipman, Lee’s Summit MOTelepho...

5 06-06-2012 09:19 PM
View pashley's profile

Dang it, what sells?!

11-16-2009 02:39 PM by pashley

ok, very frustrated guy here. I’ve had my site open for about a year...

168 06-04-2012 08:24 PM
View pashley's profile

Shipping Larger Items?

06-03-2012 08:06 PM by pashley

Can anyone share their best practices for shipping moderately large items? I&...

6 06-04-2012 09:59 AM
View SCOTSMAN's profile

What am I doing wrong with my turning which I normally giva away?

06-01-2012 07:50 PM by SCOTSMAN

10 06-03-2012 12:27 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Tell me what you think

06-02-2012 08:19 PM by RussellAP

I had an idea that perhaps making things like mailboxes and address signs mig...

2 06-03-2012 12:33 AM
View Juriathe's profile

trying to sell

05-29-2012 01:14 PM by Juriathe

Hey fellow LBers,I have a question. I’m in a position finally to try s...

33 06-02-2012 04:15 PM
View JoeyG's profile

Fair Commissions

05-24-2012 12:49 PM by JoeyG

I have a question that some of you maybe able to help me out with. I have se...

26 05-25-2012 05:10 PM
View brianh1965's profile

How much should I charge?

10-28-2009 02:40 PM by brianh1965

I am a finish carpenter currently working on an upscale home. I’ve been...

12 05-24-2012 06:07 AM
View DanoP's profile

Need some help from the true pros out there - Been robbed!

05-15-2012 10:49 PM by DanoP

My house was broken into yesterday and the thieves ran off with a jewelry box...

19 05-24-2012 03:20 AM
View Loren's profile

Do you use MDF in paint grade work?

04-25-2012 04:30 PM by Loren

MDF has many good qualities, but it seems to me a lot of work to paint it wel...

17 05-23-2012 03:21 PM
View nate22's profile


05-20-2012 06:32 PM by nate22

For my business would it be worth it to make fliers and put them around the a...

9 05-23-2012 01:14 AM
View jacob34's profile

curiosity selling or not

05-19-2012 04:00 AM by jacob34

I have seen some forums and blogs where people are selling their projects and...

33 05-22-2012 09:29 PM
View krisrimes's profile

Buisness vs Hobby

05-11-2012 03:53 PM by krisrimes

I was hoping that some of you that run wood working businesses would educate ...

16 05-21-2012 09:46 PM
View RussellAP's profile

I'm famous now.

05-19-2012 05:01 PM by RussellAP

23 05-20-2012 09:32 PM
View nate22's profile


05-12-2012 12:41 AM by nate22

After having my business for 4 years I fineally broke down and had a website ...

7 05-20-2012 07:16 PM
View SteveMI's profile

Selling in a mall

05-04-2012 02:12 AM by SteveMI

I cut puzzles that stand up on a scroll saw. My wood is 1” Basswood (L...

15 05-20-2012 09:41 AM
View peabody's profile

How do I decide on a price for my work?

06-02-2009 08:59 PM by peabody

I recently finished a very nice (if I do say so myself) entryway table, on th...

50 05-17-2012 09:07 PM
View RussellAP's profile

I'll finally have my name in the paper.

05-15-2012 02:13 PM by RussellAP

As I said in a post yesterday, I am advertising my business building Adironda...

19 05-16-2012 08:33 PM
View SchotterWoodworking's profile

Making the big move to Corydon, IN

05-16-2012 12:00 AM by SchotterWoodworking

I’ve been in limbo for months now. I have five projects to post on here...

0 05-16-2012 12:00 AM

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