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Old May 2nd 19, 03:56 PM posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
Ralph E Lindberg[_2_] Ralph E Lindberg[_2_] is offline
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Default Woodturning - Potential business??

On 2019-04-29 00:42:15 +0000, graham said:

On 2019-04-28 5:09 p.m., wrote:
Hi, I have kind of fallen into starting this as an income, my boss
stopped giving me work at the same time I started thinking “I could
sell this”
My question is, do you spend time and effort on the stuff you want to
do, or focus on what sells

Obviously on what sells until you become established. Then assign a
minor percentage of your cash-producing time to what you want to do,
and if this sells well, increase that percentage.

Like he said, what sells...

I don't enjoy making say rolling pins and pepper mills, but they pay the bills.

It's the high end "artish" items where we make the profits

All that being said, it's really hard and really hard work making an
real living at this. All most of us can do is have a self-funding
hobby. I figured out a couple decades ago that most of the people that
actually make a living at this do so by providing goods and services to
other turners

"Do you know the difference between a professional woodturner and a
large pizza?
A large pizza will feed a family of four"