|Forum topic by DannyBoy||posted 2484 days ago||1037 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
2484 days ago
Okay, I just happen to get into a conversation with a work friend yesterday about my woodworking hobby. He asked me what kind of things I build and I told him that I really do about anything that pops into my head, but right now my mind is on stuff that I’m building for family Christmas presents. In particular, I told him about a barbeque tray I’m making for my parents and my in-laws. He perked up on this and asked if I would make an extra one because he would be interested in purchasing one from me.
Now, my ears perked up at the prospect of my first official woodwork sale, but it didn’t hit until later that materials alone for the tray would be about $35 to $40 (birds-eye maple box with a teak top). I didn’t say anything about cost to him and I didn’t get any impression as to what he would pay for the item.
Here is my question to all you lumber jocks out there: Should I be happy to sell this first ever item for cost of materials and use it as a stepping stone of experience (keeping in mind to tell my buddy that I did this one project at cost this one time)?
-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/