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

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 04:55 AM

Pashley, Thanks for the post, very interesting. Clark, Thanks for standing up for your work and time spent in producing such a fine box…...and Keith, I’ve seen your post and your work and I feel you’re more then qualified to respond to such a challenge….You do great work!. I understand I’m just a novice woodworker compared to such professionals as the Caver or IanW and not in the position to put up or shut up, but that’s never stopped me before. Clark, I’m glad your clients know you and understand what it takes for you to build such a project in time and talent. I’m just curious though, if a client comes to you and commisons you to build this project, are you able to figure your time before hand and give them a price up front. Most woodworkers that sell their work has to pretty well know how long it will take to do each phase of a particular project….understanding there will always be a few unknowns in a truly one of a kind custom piece, but still need to be able to estimate a cost of both materials and labor. I guess I’m like a lot of the woodworkers on this site, just wondering if you had any idea that’s how many hours you would have in this project and if so, can you commission such a project or do you just build it and list it on Etsy and hope to get paid for your hours. I’m not trying to be sarcastic, but just trying to learn. (like most of the others here on LJ’s). I love doing one of a kind pieces, but guess I’ve got a lot to learn.

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