Personally, I sometimes look at the stuff Tom Plamann makes
(http://www.plamann.com/sys-tmpl/door /), and think about giving up my tools.
But then I remember that I do this for fun, and as a hobby, and even if I
never bring a stick of furniture into the house, it's better than going out
to the bars and casino's... Of course, I've never told SWMBO that last
I'm not gonna.
This guy caters to the carriage trade. Personally, I don't like all
that marquetry. Less is more - do something for an accent, not a
splashy display like these. They remind me a lot of medieval french
furnishings that may be found in the king's castle. Not to my taste.
And if I may judge from the sticker prices on his site, not to very
many other people's taste either.
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 18:34:26 -0500, "Jason Quick"
OTOH, did you observe the amount of time that went into these pieces, on
spec? Apparently, he has other means of support. If he makes a set every
couple years, he isn't getting rich by woodworking.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:14:14 GMT, "Steve Peterson"
If he sells one set every two years that is $60,000 a year. In my book
that is a *very* good living - and for doing something he loves. The
material cost on the two tables probably isn't more than a couple of
thousand, all the cost is in the labor. If I thought I could gross
$60K annually doing woodworking I'd be all over it.
"We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and
bring something to kill"
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