quick poll

What is your level?


  • Total voters
    81

Oka

Board of Directors, Vice President
Casey
Staff member
Corporate Member
Hmmm ............ that's a hard one I do mock ups for my work in wood but the company is a MEP company, so yes to all three ?

But I do know the 100% sure way how to make a million dollars in woodworking. Start out with 2-million and stop at one. .... ;)
 

Oka

Board of Directors, Vice President
Casey
Staff member
Corporate Member
The Hispanic workers I worked with that was their favorite saying , ,Carnicero de madera (wood Butcher) ,

Wood Framers law to building "nothing that 1x12 trim can't fit" :p


Wood Butcher!!!
 

sawman101

Bruce Swanson
Corporate Member
I thought I was a pro, but then I think it’s more accurate to select semi-pro— the problem here is not only have I spent more than I took in, I’ve lost even more money trying to earn some than I ever have and probably will make in this lifetime plus 40 more years of doing the same. Bearing all this in mind, I get more sleep now because I ain’t gotta get up early to make someone else happy.
 

sandfarm

Joe
User
Hobbyist, retired carpenter.
I am 70 and was asked this week to help replace facial and soffit on a two story house. I will be staying on the ground.
Joe
 

McRabbet

Rob
Corporate Member
I maybe got to the semi-pro level about 13 years ago for a few years with a number of lucrative commissions, but I cut back after my wife passed in 2010 and as I got older. Just a hobbyist now, but still enjoy making sawdust.
 

junquecol

Bruce
User
Was wondering how many Pros we have here? semi pros (you make more than $20k/yr woodworking) and hobbyists.
Is that $20K before or after filling out taxes? Being self employed most of my life, I can tell you there is a difference between gross, and net income.
 

Gofor

Mark
Corporate Member
Retired. Hobbyist for wood. Spent most of my life working with metal on aircraft.
 

Oka

Board of Directors, Vice President
Casey
Staff member
Corporate Member
A Perspective, not sure "professional" should only be considered by income you generate. I spent 11 years of my life playing in a symphony and chamber groups for a liviing, today I do not Yet, my skill playing music skill are still a professional level. Case n point, many music groups make money playing sub-standard music out of tune, really can't keep rhythm, generally without skill yet, they make money. So that metric is a bit misleading, Imho ... just sayin.
 

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