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    woodworking doesnt pay:)

    WELL!
    this quilt rack is one that i done in between tree work tried to keep track of time some but i found out that woodworking doesnt pay in this range of stuff..

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ID:	50733 the piece that is in between the verticals isnt that far out of color its just the photo,,, so dont think i went blind in the process..

    i had 14 hrs on this which included the finishing and hand rubbed out. and the dollar amount gotten for this was $175.00 so you do the math and tell me what the materials can be for this 1 pint of stain, 12bf of clear oak, and enough lacquer to coat it, plus a dab of sand paper it was pretty smooth from hand tools. lets go by a lotto ticket or drive to the nearest ikea..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Money maker or not. It's a good looking piece.

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    Wow, someone got a good deal

    As always, I'm in awe of the beautiful work you do.

    Even though you only got 1/3 of what it was worth, there has to be great personal satisfaction when you look at it. Knowing that you made a near perfect piece that will last for generations has gotta be worth a few bucks.
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    well steve,, it did get me a new doweling jig,, hadnt used dowels in a looong time.. i could save alot time if i would just screw it together and not do half lap joints. but its still not going on my inventory list of what i can do for a buck i would rather give one a major leak
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    That came out looking great, Larry. You could make it profitable, but you'd have to lower your quality standards...something I know you're not gonna do. Neither would I.
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    The lucky customer got a beautiful and quality product at a very good price. Someone else should feel like they have won a lotto.

    Awesome work Larry.

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    Well man it's about time we saw some more of your work. As you found out this business don't pay much. Like Vaughn said if you were to cut down on the quality, put them screws in. Put some plugs, and then just a couple coats of lacquar. This is the reason i would rather give something away. Really great looking piece, now where's the quilts?

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    Looks good Bud I am sure you had a happy customer

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    Very nice work, Larry. I'd have paid more for it, knowing who made it and the skills that went into it

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    Yup, Someone got a bargain! That's a very nice looking piece.

    Well, if they tell a friend, next time you just have to put a price tag on it where you'll make a buck!

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