View Poll Results: How many family member make their living as woodworkers ?

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Thread: How many here make their living doing woodworking ?

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    How many here make their living doing woodworking ?

    I am curious, How many on the forum make there living doing woodworking ?


    I closed this thread so it doesn't keep popping up like the corless drill thread.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 09-24-2009 at 04:13 PM.
    "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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    Voted nope, but wish there were a button for "thinking about it", or, "might give it a try", or, "scared to death about making the commitment".
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    it would be a great way for me to lose weight.

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    yup..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Voted nope, but wish there were a button for "thinking about it", or, "might give it a try", or, "scared to death about making the commitment".
    Rennie,
    Go for it, I've seen your work. The hardest part is getting your name out there.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Rennie,
    Go for it, I've seen your work. The hardest part is getting your name out there.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Don. Actually, one of the things I hope to educate myself on during my trip is the feasibility of going it alone. Many of those I'll meet do this either part or full time. I hope to learn much.
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    Rennie,
    It's realy a matter of finding your nitch. I used to hate finishing. When I was out of work I started doing finishing and restorations as a way of making some income. I still prefer building furniture and hope eventualy to do that and only finish what I build. I told my daughter In Law the other day that I can build a piece and finish one faster then I can refinish one.
    "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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    No "living" but a little side money from pens.
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    I'm with Frank - not making a living but picking up some extra money making furniture, carving and doing veneer work. Just about anything woodworking related.

    I'd hate to have to live off it, however.

    Mike

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    I am also with Frank, but am trying to gear up and run a business. I have all the paperwork done and am working on building up inventory and putting together a web site....................retirement from the first career was not planned and though I currently receive a pension I can't rely on that to be there forever. I actually think I may do better than working for someone else..........how deluded is that?

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