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bigJohninvegas

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 08:25 PM



Here s a link to my projects page.
http://lumberjocks.com/McFly/projects

- McFly


I get $60-65 for long grain boards like what you have on your project page. $90. and up on my end grain boards depending on size and complexity of the glue up. Thats based on a board measuring around 12”x17”.
There are alot of articles about how to charge for your time. My uncle is a welder. On side jobs he would charge material cost times 3 for iron gates and such. I have another friend who owns a wood shop. She charges around $60/ hr plus material cost. I know the pros are looking at all the overhead of tool cost, shop rental, etc.
I’m a woodworker by hobby, and figured $30/hr. when I started. And then I adjusted my fee sometimes, when it took me 2 or 3 times longer to complete a project than what my professional friends would take. I have been at it long enough now that I need to figure out a real hourly rate that I can stick to.

You can’t forget to look at the market you live in too. Small town with not alot going on, good luck getting $60 for a cutting board.

-- John


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