Out on a Limb: What is the Value of Woodworking?

By Steve Shanesy
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From the August 2005 issue #149
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There is a book published by our company called “How to Make $40,000 a Year with Your Woodworking.” Years ago I dubbed it our only offering in the fiction category. Sure, there are enterprising woodworkers who pocket this and more, but there are countless others who don’t even get close.

For years now I’ve returned to the same questions about the lack of prospects even talented woodworkers have. Why can’t a wood craftsman earn what an independent electrician, plumber or garage mechanic earns? Even the guy who ran a small crew that washed the windows at my house told me he earned close to six figures, and in Cincinnati, that’s seasonal work.

From the August 2005 issue #149
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