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Posted on $5,000....for a stationary box.

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#1 posted 09-30-2009 02:24 AM

Clark, I admire you for stepping in and defending yourself. It’s amazing how word travels around the woodworking community. Had that been my box I guarentee I wouldn’t have heard of this post. Apparently you are known enough to get the messege. I’m assuming that your name plays a significant role in your price. Being somewhat well known some how makes your product so much better then others. Sort of like Nike shoes vs Voit, although I have to say that I’ve owned both and voit is every bit as good. I could also assume that you work mainly with your hands, as those are the most valuable assets us woodworkers have. Although it’s obviously proven that equipment can and does just as good of a job in half the time.
I have to say that this post somewhat has inspired me to stop and think about my methods. Do I want to spend an eternity on a project and make a ton of money (if it sells, and after I write some sort of book I suppose), or do I want to focus on the artistic side and make the piece a one of a kind piece of myself. My vision. Cutting a square is one thing, then sanding it down to 8,000 grit by hand, rubbing it like it’s some sort of pleasure is defineately different. One can assume finessing the wood to that nature makes it that much more valuable in a sense, although I will say I can blatantly see scraper marks in Krenov pieces. I suppose it’s the “artists perspective” that truly makes the piece, and in ones own mind the price.
I truly hope you get the asking price, and that a certain owner is more then happy. As they should be, and they keep this little gem in a glass case with security lazers. The preciousness of the piece must be maintained for centuries.
I know I will aspire to create my work to this stature, or at least to this price. Not quite sure I have 400 hours available for one piece, so I can assume my work will never be at this level. Congrats on your success. It appears to be much deserved.

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