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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 Firefighter's profile

When do I need to start a business?

01-04-2011 06:09 AM by Firefighter

I have been selling some things on Etsy and locally. Mostly cutting boards, b...

9 01-07-2011 06:14 AM
View doninvegas's profile

What to make and sell?

01-04-2011 02:53 AM by doninvegas

I’m thinking of doing some craft show this year and I was wondering, for you ...

11 01-07-2011 01:53 AM
View Dennis Fletcher's profile

Would like feedback on my website.

01-03-2011 10:12 PM by Dennis Fletcher

I have developed this site, with no training, and am happy with what i have d...

16 01-04-2011 08:13 AM
View johngoes's profile

First paying job - little old lady next dor

12-07-2010 03:30 AM by johngoes

Often while working in my garage shop, folks passed by the open doors in the ...

11 01-01-2011 07:24 AM
View Hartmann's profile

Where did all the good jobs go? I know this is of off-topic but... welcome to the new real world

12-20-2010 05:20 PM by Hartmann

This part kill me:“I am a 25 year veteran, high end woodworker. I even ...

153 12-29-2010 03:34 PM
View pashley's profile

Etsy versus eBay

12-15-2010 02:52 PM by pashley

I’d like to post my thoughts about Etsy, and contrast it to eBay, and w...

32 12-29-2010 02:38 AM
View Russ's profile

what's it worth

12-27-2010 06:17 AM by Russ

Happy holidays to all. I found the following on treehugger and was a bit surp...

13 12-28-2010 05:38 AM
View huff's profile

Pricing Survey Results

07-22-2010 08:53 PM by huff

I would like to start by thanking everyone that has participated in this surv...

14 12-24-2010 07:41 PM
View Mark's profile

Sigh of relief! And pride achieved!

12-19-2010 10:39 PM by Mark

Well I rarely get involved with building projects for other people hense I ha...

12 12-20-2010 04:56 PM
View Dez's profile

Rockler is offering FREE signup for Custom Made for Rockler Customers

11-18-2010 02:47 AM by Dez

I just received an email from Rockler announcing deals at their “outlet...

4 12-19-2010 06:56 PM
View yellowtruck75's profile

State College PA Arts Fest entry?

12-14-2010 11:50 AM by yellowtruck75

I know this will only apply to a small area but I am trying to find an entry ...

3 12-14-2010 10:48 PM
View TheWoodsmith's profile

any santa ana jocks got an afternoon?

12-03-2010 07:13 PM by TheWoodsmith

Hey guys, this is a long shot, but i recently sent a table out to santa ana a...

2 12-13-2010 06:54 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

What do you consciously do to reduce stress when it looms large?

12-08-2010 06:36 PM by Lee Barker

Clients can get more demanding this time of year. Once I was asked to do new...

16 12-13-2010 05:58 AM
View a1Jim's profile

How much is your woodworking worth ?

06-19-2010 06:17 PM by a1Jim

After viewing numerous projects on LJs I can’t help but wonder how much...

169 12-12-2010 07:58 PM
View nate22's profile

What sells better.

11-27-2010 11:26 PM by nate22

I make a lot of different things and sell them. I was just wanted your guys ...

8 12-04-2010 05:16 PM
View pvwoodcrafts's profile

quilted maple bowl for local Gallery

12-03-2010 03:14 PM by pvwoodcrafts

Hey all, I was asked to make something special to display at The Gallery here...

3 12-04-2010 08:42 AM
View nate22's profile

Where would be the best place to sell this.

12-01-2010 08:23 PM by nate22

I make these benches and I was just wondering where these would sell ...

8 12-04-2010 05:16 AM
View mmh's profile

CAUTION: Fraudulent Large Sales Orders

08-20-2009 10:38 PM by mmh

I thought I’d share a recent inquiry I had for a large order of my cust...

18 12-01-2010 07:36 PM
View SouthernBoy's profile


12-01-2010 05:36 PM by SouthernBoy

I am doing some cutting boards, cheese boards, serving trays and chip and dip...

8 12-01-2010 07:18 PM
View BarbS's profile

Woodworkers adapting to the economy

11-30-2010 05:47 AM by BarbS

Here’s an interesting AP story of an enterprising woodworker building f...

20 12-01-2010 01:05 AM

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