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    Wanna go Pro?

    Watch this short video first. Unfortunately, it's a lot like the world is today...
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    Yup very typical...love the monotone computer voice though.
    Darren

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    Makes the point.
    OTOH, this country was built by dreamers.
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    just another deluded woodworker who thinks hes going to get rich building custom made furniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    just another deluded woodworker who thinks hes going to get rich building custom made furniture.
    What are you talking about? The dough is rolling in here. Wait, I got the flow wrong, it is going the other way. Never mind.
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

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    I can't imagine why I would want to turn something that relaxes me and I enjoy doing into a stressful, have to get it done yesterday, need to work 20 hours a day job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    What are you talking about? The dough is rolling in here. Wait, I got the flow wrong, it is going the other way. Never mind.
    I wonder if the guy also knows that when he goes into business for himself and opens a shop, hes going to have to start paying taxes, liability insurance, all kind of city and local charges(fees) , have inspectors looking up every crevice,fire dept inspectors, sanitation inspectors, you name it, the govt makes up an inspector for that, people stopping payment on checks because they are unhappy with this or that, heat, electric, water bills, etc.....yeah, everyone thinks being in business for yourself is so pleasant.
    I came to the conclusion after 30 + years that being in business puts a target on my back.
    Govt targets you as a source of regular income, insurance companies know without them youre finished, so they raise rates at an astronomical pace, and the rest of the world's attitude when its time to get paid finally, is you cant get blood from a stone.when I got it, youll get it.

    One happily retired business owner now.
    Last edited by allen levine; 03-03-2011 at 09:32 PM.

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    well its not just woodwork,, that will get quilting as well..a quilting job that has over 300hrs in it hand sewn was only valued at 200dollars and 75 of that was material money..so its not just wood working that is being hit by the new attitude.....unfortunately...
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    Millers Falls #4 Jack plane ....
    "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
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    I did say that America was built by dreamers. True, but that statement alone ignores the fact that many-many never achieve the dream.
    Larry cited quilters. My avocation passion of history and old guns finds many highly skilled craftsmen and artisans who build historically correct guns. Some of these guns take three or four months to build. The builder often is paid only about $3,000.00 for the finished product. That is a lot of money to pay for a custom rifle but the builder stays poor.
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