|Review by Durnik150||posted 07-05-2009 08:53 AM||4340 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I have accrued a lot of woodworking books over the last 3 years or so and avidly read as much as I can about my favorite hobby. I occasionally sell some pieces so got hold of this book.
This book is available at Amazon for $15.63 as of this writing. The author is Dan Ramsay.
First off, not everyone needs this book. If you enjoy woodworking for the relaxation, the craft, or as gifts, you don’t need this book. If you are actually trying to make a profit or are seriously considering selling your wares on a bigger scale, you NEED this book.
There are a ton of sugestions that almost any small business could benefit from. The focus is on woodworking though so the author focuses on issues and concerns of the woodworker/business.
Sometimes it’s hard for us as woodworkers to attribute a value to what we produce. I’ve seen many questions posted here on LJ about this topic. Products that we hand-craft or at least produce ourselves always resist valuation.
This book provides guidelines on developing your hourly rate. Numerous factors influencing what you charge are thoroughly and relevently discussed. Bookkeeping and record keeping are prominent topics.
I would recommend adding this to your library if you run a woodworking business or are a serious seller of your works. If you aren’t and you can find this in the public library near you, I’d consider checking it out for review before committing to the cost.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO