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Forum topic by Glenn Huovinen posted 01-25-2012 04:05 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glenn Huovinen

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01-25-2012 04:05 AM

How do I determine the price to charge for a piece that someone wants me to make for them? Am not a master craftsman, just a wood working hobbyist. Suggestions please.

-- Glenn Huovinen

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 06:39 AM

I’ll try, but could you elaborate on what it si that you’re making, what kind of wood, what’s involved in making it, how long it’s going to take you, etc? That is a real tough Q!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 05:24 PM

If this is going to be an occasional thing, multiply your materials costs by 1.5 – 2.0. This should give your friend (customer) a fair price and put a little something in your pocket.

If you think you might want to do this as a business, you’re looking at a much different process.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 12:38 AM

The Pro pricing standard that I use figure out how much you want an hour how much it costs to run your shop an hour ( elec bill etc.) then figure up how much materails is going to cost and add 50% then any other expenses I use this site free calc to figure it all up and print out a invoice

-- As Best I Can

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