Well good to see you back Tom, I was saddened to hear you had gone back to
the building trade . We all think the grass is greener on the other side of
the fence at times ,especially when you hear what a good trim carpenter
earns these days. Things get even more pressing when it comes to the
attention of the wife ,dreams of sugar plum fairies and all that stuff, bin
there done that.
The cabinet making endeavor is a more demanding one than most but also is
more satisfying . I know satisfaction does not put bread on the table but if
the business satisfies the basic needs, there is a lot to be said for going
to work each day and enjoying what you do . That being said, it shows in
your work ,you make a quality product . It is my contention that in the end
quality will come to the attention of more affluent clientele who can well
afford your work and will have no problem paying a fair price for it . There
is a select group of people in most communities with the funds to afford
anything they want but cannot find the craftsman that can provide that
quality of product at any price .
Once they find you they will latch on, know that this is not a one time
rip-off because of their wealth, and will spread your name around their
circle of friends. I can attest to this, I have done this for the last 20
years never advertised ,everything just simple word of mouth.
Pretty soon you will be just like me, a grandfather [last month], and able
to have two Manhattans every night .
regards mike hide