Someone wanted me to make a plaque for them and I’m not sure what

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(George Allen) #1

Someone wanted me to make a plaque for them and I’m not sure what to charge. I’ve avoided offering services up until now, until I had everything covered. But, I’m going to go ahead and jump in, albeit on as small a project as possible. Anyone know what the going rate would be on a small personalized plaque 5.5” x 5.5” on .5” pine. Painted & finished?

(Peter Fouché) #2

What price would you be happy with if they expected another one at the same rate? Don’t forget tool wear, and all your time.

(Kyle Kerr) #3

There is a YouTube channel called make something. He does a lot of woodworking with machine tools (saw, router, sander, etc.) and he sells lots of stuff at craft shows. He suggests charging a flat rate for a day of work. https://youtu.be/Uu_qFDanGPY
https://youtu.be/Uu_qFDanGPY

(George Allen) #4

@Kyle_Kerr Thanks Kyle,

Makes sense. I underpriced my first project, but I’ve got to start somewhere, I guess.