Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
*** SURVEY: THE IDES OF MAY ***

Ellis Walentine
>Actually, we're really late with this one, folks, so if the question amuses you, don't wait to reply.

As most of you know, every couple months, around the middle (the ides, actually) of the month, we post a momentous question regarding woodworking and/or woodworkers. We distill the replies and forward them to Woodworker West magazine for publication in the next issue. You can read some of our previous compilations in the "News & Views" department to your left.

This month's question has to do with real-world, income producing woodworking. We all know that hobbyists don't have many constraints (time, cost, resources needed) compared with woodworkers who rely on their skills to make a living. Here's the question...

What concessions, if any, do you professional woodworkers make on paying jobs or commissions that you wouldn't make if you had all the time in the world? And, a related question for you non-professionals: If you had to do your woodworking for a living, how do you think your approach would differ?

Post your replies here and we will harvest them next week for News & Views. Thanks for your help!

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