Is it just me, or does anyone else have a large extended family that wants your woodworking expertise at a bargain basement cost? There are times when i envy the guy who produces the upper part of the valve stem actuator that only fit a 12 foot tall Caterpillar tire. I bet practically nobody calls a brother in law like that for a “deal”!!!!
Not that i don’t enjoy making things for the family (and friends), i just can’t charge them enough. When i do, i’m likely to get that look that says “Hey, i thought we was family”. Oh well, i guess i should just be glad to have sought after skills and chalk it up as a price to be paid.
Maybe i’ll move my shop back into some deep hidden woods, and start passing out fake business cards at this years Christmas party to inform everyone i now work for a mobile colonoscopy clinic headquartered out of Somalia.
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"