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What’s Going On In The Shop
Kyle – Working on the 100 vase, starting a job for Whittier College.
Sean – Made another metal leafed bowl and started restoring a couple hand planes.
Brian – Fixed the jointer and dust collection, working on the walnut bed, and stuff around the farm.
Main Topic – Thoughts on becoming and being self-employed.
Listener Questions, Email, and Comments:
Dave Kunkle – Hi guys,
I have recently started building furniture on the side as extra income/ shop upgrade money. I have had a few large pieces, but mostly Adirondack chairs which are quick and easy. I’m wanting to get into more custom high end pieces using hardwoods and more traditional building methods. The problem is that in my local area people are building big box store lumber pieces for ridiculously low prices (farmhouse table and benches for $500). Their quality is subpar at best, how do I find the clients that are wanting a quality piece and how do I convey my quality to clients so they understand that my product is worth my asking price? Thank you guys for entertaining me every week love the show and what you do for the community.
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