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Gearing up for a wholesale market. Advice for professional wood turners on applying for space in major trade shows.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1990 (v.4#3) pg. 4

Thoughts on production turning. Advice from a hand turner on setting up and marketing a small production shop.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1990 (v.4#3) pg. 9

Marketing part-time and weekends in a small crafts business. Some tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 5

Cash flow analysis or forecasting for a small business. Some tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Winter 1987 (v.3#4) pg. 4

Advice on how to prepare for starting a woodworking business.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 20
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 12

Woodworking as a business. Professional cabinetmaker outlines the preliminary steps which the enterprising woodworker should take.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 50

Turning for cash. Tips on getting started in the craft-selling business.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1987 (v.10#8) pg. 17

Costing out materials used in furniture construction. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1989 (v.12#6) pg. 12

The business of opening shop. How to turn a woodworking hobby into a business.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 34
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 9

General advice on turning a woodworking hobby into a business.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1992 (v.15#12) pg. 29

Tips on outlets for selling woodworking crafts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 8

Gearing up for sales. A list of items that help when selling woodworking crafts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 5

Taking care of business. Four woodworkers share their advice on becoming a professional.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1994 (v.17#6) pg. 39

Woodworking for pay. How to make money from workshop efforts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 26

Want to be a pro? Advice on how to build a business as a professional woodcarver.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#5) pg. 15

Advice for woodcarvers on the pitfalls of estimating commissions.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 22

Getting started as a pro. Some techniques to use in production carving.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1992 (v.39#2) pg. 75

Meditations of a commission woodcarver. Includes advice on operating a woodworking business based on the commission concept.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1996 (v.43#2) pg. 35

A look at how you can make money in refinishing and refurbishing old furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 36

Figuring costs. How to use a working drawing, pricing sheet and job cost envelope to prepare estimates and record costs for producing products in the small shop.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 38
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 10

Woodworking education. Directory of woodworking schools and comments on the state of the art in training woodworkers.
FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 88, 90, 92

Making 50 tables. Using jigs, fixtures, and production methods to build 50 identical tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 32

How to market. A comment on small-shop economics.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 38

Survivors. Several professional woodworkers describe how they earn a living at their craft.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 91

Planning for profit. Basic cost analysis for woodworkers. Includes information on pricing for the art market and using a computer for bookkeeping.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 60

Tips for professional woodworkers to avoid giving away their time and ideas in the form of "free estimates".
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 108
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 6

Shop insurance. Liability, business and personal property insurance which a self-employed woodworker should consider.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 67
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 4

Making and marketing multiples. Advice on setting price, marketing, production techniques, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 4

Handling large commissions. Overcoming the limitations of a small shop. Includes some construction details for a large mahogany breakfront (9-ft wide, over 8-ft. and 20" deep) in the style of late-18th-century Georgian period.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 74

Advice for amateurs on working with clients who are willing to pay for your skills.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 4

Production basics for a small shop. (1) Grouping workshop operations. (2) Ordering and layout process for solid-stock components. (3) Joining face frames using angled pockets and screws.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 76
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 4

Tips on pricing the products of a woodworking business.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 10

Cash in at craft fairs. Tips on selling at craft fairs.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 58

A description of how one man buys old furniture at auctions and refinishes it for a profit.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 35

How to manufacture hardwood combs from woodshop scraps. Includes information on making and finishing the combs, as well as tips on marketing them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 152

How to build rustic Spanish-Colonial furniture for a living. The description of one man's business in New Mexico.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 86

A booming barn-board business. How to locate, tear-down, and resell the siding and beams found in old barns.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 22

Understanding the differences and implications of woodworking as a hobby and woodworking as a busines.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 14

Earning for the future. Advice for the self-employed person on how planning for retirement will affect your selling prices.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 56

Pricing your work. Determining the price of materials, overhead, salary, and profit.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #45 Oct 1988 (v.8#3) pg. 60

Getting the word out. Advertising advice for small business.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #52 Jan 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 14

The politics of the home shop. Advice on legality of operating a business from your home.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 12

Selling and marketing advice for the small shop.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 12

Is mail order for you? Advice for small businesses.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 10

What makes a shop run? Advice on managing a small production woodshop.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 12

On being self-employed. Advice for the woodworker considering starting a business.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 14

Getting into the woodworking business. Advice on both buying an established business and starting from scratch.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 12

Mail order selling advice for the woodworking business.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #60 May 1991 (v.10#6) pg. 14

Money in your pocket. How to prepare cost spreadsheets and profit/loss statements for a woodworking business.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Advice on promoting a small business that makes decorative wooden items.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 12

Reasons behind success or failure in a small business.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 16

Advertising techniques for small woodworking businesses.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #65 Mar 1992 (v.11#5) pg. 12

Description of a successful woodcraft marketing cooperative (the Pacific Wood Products Cooperative). Part 1.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #68 Sep 1992 (v.12#2) pg. 22

Description of a successful woodcraft marketing cooperative (the Pacific Wood Products Cooperative). Part 2.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 12

Marketing advice for woodworkers. How to develop your reputation and sell your work. Looks at both mass production and custom work.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 24
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 7

Co-operative woodworking ventures. Advice for professional woodworkers when considering this form of business venture.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 78

How to deduct home woodworking business expenses from federal income taxes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #89 Mar 1996 (v.16#1) pg. 24

Tips on starting your own part-time or full time woodworking business.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall-Winter 1978 pg. 86

Band saw boxes. How Richard Rothbard succeeds with craftsmanship and selling savvy. Includes band saw box techniques and 10 tips for sales success.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 26

Selling your woodwork at craft fairs. Information you need to get started. Three alternatives to craft fairs are also noted.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 62, 104

Woodworking as a business. Answers to help hobbyists who are considering switching to a business status.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 48

Ten ways to boost your sales through craft fairs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #92 Nov 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 80

Advice for woodworkers on deciding what to sell.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 22

How to price woodworking products.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 6

What you need to be legal when turning a woodworking hobby into a business.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 83

Ten tips for woodworkers on marketing what they make.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 8

Ways woodworkers can reduce fire risks and other hazards so they can obtain better insurance rates.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 18

How to keep the pleasure of woodworking from becoming a drudgery after you start selling your products.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 14

Pump up the profit. Professional wood turners show how to add value to a basic piece of turning in order to maximize your profits. Part 1. Producing a batch of simple plates.
WOODTURNING #22 May 1994 pg. 62

Pump up the profit. Part 2. Upgrading the design and finish of a basic plate to attract a wider marker.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 29

Pump up the profit. Part 3. Producing a top-of-the-line presentation plate.
WOODTURNING #24 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 8

Small is viable. Tips for success in your own woodworking business. The emphasis is on making and selling pine furniture.
WOODWORKER #1087 Jun 1984 (v.88) pg. 359

Woodworkers. Making a living. Part 1. Tips from three successful furniture makers.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 570

Woodworkers. Making a living. Part 2. Two professionals share their experiences.
WOODWORKER #1091 Oct 1984 (v.88) pg. 638

Wooden toys. The business end. A discussion with a couple who put their own designs into production.
WOODWORKER #1093 Dec 1984 (v.88) pg. 792

Woodworkers. Making a living. Part 3. Two more professionals talk about their working lives.
WOODWORKER #1093 Dec 1984 (v.88) pg. 795

The woodwork business. Beginning a new series which looks at making a living (and profit) in woodwork. Your motivation. Government assistance.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 210

The woodwork business. Marketing. Commission work.
WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 308

The woodwork business. Marketing (continued).
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 362

The woodwork business. Determining your prices.
WOODWORKER Jun 1987 (v.91#6) pg. 512
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 827
Added Info WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1048

The woodwork business. Locating working capital.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 562

The woodwork business. Bookkeeping and records.
WOODWORKER Aug 1987 (v.91#8) pg. 687

The woodwork business. Where and how to get business and financial advice.
WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 802

The woodwork business. Clinching the sale.
WOODWORKER Oct 1987 (v.91#10) pg. 888

The woodwork business. Design for production. A three-fold look at the problems and processes in designing for commercial makers.
WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1026

The woodwork business. The search for efficiency. Three aspects of making work easier and quicker (using help, workshop layout, machinery).
WOODWORKER Dec 1987 (v.91#12) pg. 1102

A table for all reasons. A large boardroom table is used to illustrate the process of taking a woodworking commission from the initial brief to final assembly.
WOODWORKER Mar 1990 (v.94#3) pg. 228

Wood turning supplement. Determining a selling price for crafts.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. Insert
Added Info WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 793

Starting and running your own business. Part 1. Nine tips to help you get it right.
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 80

Starting and running your own business. Part 2.
WOODWORKER Jul 1994 (v.98#7) pg. 46

Starting and running your own business. Part 3.
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 74

Starting and running your own business. Part 4.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 62

Starting and running your own business. Part 5. Pricing, promoting and marketing.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 82

Starting and running your own business. Part 6. Manufacturing and sub-contracting.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 94

Starting and running your own business. Advice on the business plan.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 72

Starting and running your own business. Finance and financial control.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 88

The beginning woodworker. The steps involved in the accurate squaring, measuring, and laying out of stock prior to cutting.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 2

How to make money by selling processed lumber that you recycle from pallets, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 5

Tips on selecting and registering a name for a woodworking business.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1977 (v.1#5) pg. 5

Tips on selling your woodworking projects to a wholesaler or shop on an "exclusive" basis.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 16

Tips on selecting wood products which will sell well to gardeners and can be produced in the home workshop.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 5

Tips on ideas for wood products to sell, including pet supplies.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1978 (v.2#3) pg. 5

More tips on securing free wood and marketing your wood products.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 7

Tips on how to play up the superiority of wood over plastic for the many items which a woodworker can make and sell.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 16

Tip for making money in woodworking. Make specialized display racks for collectors.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 16

A list of 10 areas of woodworking specialities open to the worker who wants to use his woodworking talent to make money.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 16

Tip: Make money from your woodworking by selling accessories (such as wood boxes) for fireplaces and wood stoves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1979 (v.3#4) pg. 16

Tips on the problems and costs which a woodworker will encounter if he decides to make and sell kits instead of completed items.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 16

Tips on making money by building sturdy play furniture for children.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 16

Workshop income. Tips on selling your woodcrafts to retailers.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 16

Tips on making your woodworking talents known and accessible.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 5

Guidelines for setting prices on your woodworking projects.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 8

Workshop income. A look at the question of liability insurance for the products of the hobby woodworker.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 11

Workshop income. Some thoughts on selling.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 11

Workshop income. Bookkeeping. Part 1.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 14

Workshop income. Bookkeeping. Part 2.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 12

Workshop income. Don't sell for less than cost. How to calculate the true cost of making wooden furniture. Looks at materials, labor, operating expenses, depreciation, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 14

Woodworking income. The added costs of being in business.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 12

Workshop income. Woodworking for fun -vs- woodworking as an occupation.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 12

Workshop income. Record-keeping: the key to profitable costing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 12

Workshop income. Keep track of costs to avoid paying too much tax.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 12

Workshop income. Some thoughts on low-cost, no-cost advertising.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 12

Workshop income. Display advertising in the Yellow Pages and the newspaper.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 13

Workshop income. Tips on mail-order selling.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 10

Workshop income. Retailers answer the question: "What sells best?"
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 12

Workshop income. Starting a business. Part 1.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 12

Workshop income. Starting a business. Part 2. Selecting tools, location and financing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 13

Workshop income. Toys and children's articles. An outline of the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 12

Workshop income. Product liability. Part 1.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 12

Workshop income. Product liability. Part 2.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 11

Workshop income. Secrets of success.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 14

Workshop income. On getting paid for your work. Excerpt from the book "The Law (In Plain English) for Craftspeople".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 13

Workshop income. A general guide to craft fairs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 14

Workshop income. An interview with toymaker Clare Maginley on selling at craft fairs and pricing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 12
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 7

Workshop income. Selecting the right project for production. Looks at cost, time to produce, and marketability.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 12

Workshop income. Are your prices competitive? How to calculate the actual costs of mass producing a wooden toy.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 12

Workshop income. Wholesale and discount sources of supply.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1986 (v.10#6) pg. 14

Workshop income. Direct mail promotions. Defining the market for your work.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Workshop income. How to create a direct mail promotion.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 16