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Posted on Which good tools to start for a career?

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#1 posted 11-05-2018 04:42 AM

If you are borrowing $$ to get started….you already are in trouble.

You do need “Decent” equipment. But it neednt be new. Tons of “big shops” have gone under.. that had teams of craftsmen, marketing departments that went under.

IF you are planning to START a business doing hand tools, get a day job.

The only folks making money at that, have built up client bases over the decades, and got tied into the wealthy buyers. Starting out, you will need “bread and butter projects you can do in reasonable time, between larger commissions.
Without power tools, I don’t see how you would keep the doors open and food on the table. – -MAINLY because you are new/unknown. Need to analyze what you have sold before, and how much it sold for and how long you spend.

If you spent 2 weeks to make a 900 dollar coffee table…. you would make more flipping whoppers.

Avoid trying to compete head to head with all the Amish oak stores.

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