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    Priceing Question

    For those that either work in a millshop or own one, how do you charge for milling rough lumber? Seems to be two groups that I have found. First are the ones that go by the board as it comes in and then the ones that charge for the finished board plus a little extra. Which way is more fair for both parties? At current I get $0.80 bft for milling their lumber, which is about the going rate.

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    I've seen it both ways. One place I use charges me and hourly rate with a 1/4 Hr min.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    What was their hourly rate?

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    milling how al?
    s4s, rough random width/length to crown, how deap or wide if you`re talking cutting a profile, then profiled on how many sides....
    species makes a difference too i won`t cut hickory for the same price as poplar.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Tod, I do mostly moldings followed by s4s and then flooring. Still trying to figure out the best way of makeing the flooring.

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    al,
    most moulding takes a minimum of 5 passes through the machines unless you`ve got a moulder with 5-6 heads....throw in the fact that shops with "real" moulders have gang-rips and laborers....a one man shop can`t s4s for 15cents bf.....that`s what my wholesaler charges me......but they come to me for curved stuff..
    setting up for short-run stuff can occasionally be profitable but move to 80cents a lf instead of bf.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Thanks Tod.

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