|Project by JAGWAH||posted 03-14-2010 08:32 PM||5401 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Thanks Ytsejamir for posting your stools. My client wanted a folding stool built that was more eye pleasing than the metal one she was using to access all her exotic Finch cages.
She wanted it to be made of cherry with minimal lines, no curves or holes, and black hardware. She took the photo of woodsmith Magazines page and redimensioned it all. I didn’t have an issue becaues it’s a rare few who will spent $300 for a stool and frankly it should be as they want it.
I underestimated the issues going from 4/4 stock legs to 6/4 square stock but all came out ok. I had hoped she would have stayed true to the orig. as I intended to do multiples to reduce shop time and cost.
For the record the steps ran about $135 for the cherry,$20 for the finish supplies, $12 for hardware and 8hours labor.
Not including 2 trips to their home to discuss @ 2 hrs each, or trips to 2 wood suppliers and 2 trips to finish suppliers. Plus one last trip to deliver tomarrow.
So that’s what, $133 for labor, divided by 8 hours shop time equals $16.63 hrly or divided by real time spent of 18 hours including delivery. So then I made about $7.39 hrly.
As my Daddy would say to me,” Well Robert, some people don’t make any money at their hobbies.” “It’s not a hobby Dad,” I would say but I’m beginning to wonder.
-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~