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Old 04-19-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:38 PM   #12
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We could (once again) get into a discussion of labour versus market price.

My experience on both sides of the marketplace is that you rarely get anything for your labour, and you'll be lucky to get the kit price. If you do custom (i.e. contract building), you probably won't get rich in a hurry unless you manage to scoop a film production deal or three.

My suggestion is to fly yourself silly, concentrate of finding other jobs that you can do with your skill set, and keep optimistic. This is the third major downturn that I've gone through since I entered the workforce, and the fifth that I can remember (I'm 55).
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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I think the other reality is that craftsmanship is no longer really all that valued by our current disposable society.

My father (gone over 25 years now) was a master cabinet maker. The sorry truth of the matter was that he did not get paid much for his skills.

Look at most of the furniture in the stores .. at one time chairs and sofas could be reupholstered. Now they are thrown out since most of the frames are not worth the effort.

Clothing is mostly off the rack. I don't think I ever had a fully tailor made suit.

Who gets shoes custom made unless they have a lot of money or if they are forced to due to special needs? Likewise the skills that master craftsman have are rapidly disappearing as well.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:33 AM   #14
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Kirch..... so true so true, my grandparents farm house had cabinets that were built by a neighbor who was a master builder. He built them for my GP's as a wedding gift..... 3 years ago we moved them off the farm and into town, the cabinets still looked beautiful.... 84 years later!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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ok i am perfectly convince of the quality product the gentlemen sells but here is one thing you might think about

if your hobby is building model airplane and your able to sell them for the price of the materials should be a happy men your hobby cost you almost nothing

a job is something you look to make money of
a hobby by defenition is to pass time doing somerthing you enjoy
and i dont see why i should pay you for enjoying yourself

if i ask you to custom build something its different (your kinda working for me ) i will expect to pay for your time because your building what I WANT and the way i want it
smilling me? nah this is my flying face
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