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LesB

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#1 posted 03-08-2021 07:29 PM

That looks like a nice well made table/work bench.

You say it is your first “project” and from the appearance I’m thinking it it not your first building project but maybe your first commission? Because woodworking is not my business when I do agree to build something for a friend I usually only charge out of pocket costs plus a little for wear and tear on my equipment (saw blades and etc). If it is a friend the estimated price should be agreed in advance so there is no disagreement later that might damage the friendship.

I did have one friend who got a bit too demanding after I agreed to sell her some of my lathe turnings at a “friends” priice. It turns out she was giving them to friends/family for gifts. So to discourage this I had to raise my prices. I had become an inexpensive source of nice gift items. Her request slowed way down after the prices went up.

-- Les B, Oregon


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