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#1 posted 11-20-2016 04:48 AM

Keep in mind that if a store sells them they re going to double the price. That may mean that you have to lower your price.

I feel for you, it s a tough game. Everyone one wants a deal and cheap. Doesn t matter if it s a spoon or a table saw. Say you split a log, shape a chunk and carve a spoon, fifty bucks an hour multiplied by your time equals how much?

Paul Sellers has a blog post somewhere about people wanting cheap. Robin Wood—a carver—has an interesting post that may help answer, or at least ponder your query. Sorry I don t have the link.

Btw, I d be interested in what tools you use. I m in the market for an axe.

- mike02130

Yeah Mike, the store works on a 60/40 split so I am sure they would want to up the price too. I think I have read the Paul Sellers post, or at least a handful of his posts on spoons learned a lot from his blog actually. I will look up the Robin Wood one thank you for the tip.
For other wood stuff I generally charge 45$ an hour more or less but I don’t know spoons are different like I said I have never sold them that’s why I have this dilemma.
My axe I found leaned up against the house I used to rent and the landlord said I could have it, I rehandled it and gave it some TLC, I can’t remember the make its older and German I believe, and my hatchet is the same older German, garage sale find.

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