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david weaver
Brian, your perspective is good because you are dealing with a small segment of the market that actually cares.

A lot of these discussions come up, and if the general sentiment is that most people don't care how something is made, then it's extrapolated that nobody does and nobody can tell the difference.

I don't make anything for anyone, so I don't have access to customers, but I'm sure that as you get above folks who are comparing your works to something in a discount furniture outlet, there will be many who want something hand made. Same as people buying the finest silver from Tiffany's - if you gave them the option of something machine made vs. hand made, they would probably want hand made.

I was talking to George last night, and he mentioned that he was making tooling for a silversmith, who as he put it, made a bowl (hand hammered) that was hammered and finished so perfectly that he thought he could put it on his lathe and it would run practically true. A lot of people wouldn't buy a silver bowl in the first place, some would want the bowl to not be much more than the cost of silver (and prefer something made on machines in a method that was intended to suit the littlest labor possible), but the highest level of client will want the bowl to be hand hammered with the greatest skill possible because that is the top of the art.

If I could afford that kind of stuff, that's what I'd want, too.

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