Woodworking For Fun & Profit
Woodworking For Fun & Profit
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  • Allyson
    Allyson Day ago

    Great vid, going to check out some more of your videos! This deserves more views, I would recommend using SMZeus to rank your videos!

  • Steven Miller
    Steven Miller 18 days ago

    Some good some not so good but still thumbs up

  • DogCreek Project
    DogCreek Project Month ago

    First

  • Brian Slocum
    Brian Slocum Month ago

    good video

  • Carl Goforth
    Carl Goforth Month ago

    Good overview, thank you

  • mark howe
    mark howe 2 months ago

    Any suggestions on marketing?

  • Cial Hangg
    Cial Hangg 2 months ago

    Thanks, I have learned something.

  • James Diver
    James Diver 3 months ago

    yes just remember it takes time to become good enough to earn money at a skill, thats why we have time served tradesmen with 5 years plus training, anyone who thinks they are just one day going to become a skilled woodworker over night and make good money are seriously deluded or are a cowboy.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 3 months ago

      Thank you James Diver. Of course, one needs to develop some skills and interest first. And yes, the more skilled you are, the greater your earning potential as a woodworker. But it takes a different set of skills to run a successful business - not necessarily woodworking skills - though it can certainly be helpful.

  • Juguemos con Sentido
    Juguemos con Sentido 6 months ago

    THANKS THANKS THANKS

  • John
    John 7 months ago

    2nd comment--this is just what I needed from you. I love the pace in your videos slow and steady. No repeats or ums....you KNOW what us beginners really need to hear. I needed this because I dove in with a large project, and now I'm sitting on the finished piece. Took 11 days to build, and 3 days so far in the market. I thought too big and need to scale back to projects that can be done in a day or two and sold to create more work and take care of the family. We'll keep in touch.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Month ago

      It's all about learning and adjusting to what works best for you, John. Just don't quit. The experience you'll gain by continuing to move forward can only benefit you in the long run.

  • Robert Saint
    Robert Saint 7 months ago

    I don't like number 10, from my many years of business experience - don't obligate your good clients by begging for business.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 7 months ago

      Never beg. It's all in how you communicate. Some buyers will appreciate your entrepreneurial efforts and will simply offer to "give your card" to someone they know who happens to be a good fit, without any prompting. When you're in business, you can't be too shy about marketing your services. Obviously, you need to do so with care and tact.

  • Rajendra Mangharam
    Rajendra Mangharam 8 months ago

    Fantastic! Great business principles for all startups

  • denoro
    denoro 8 months ago

    10 is hard :)))

  • John
    John 8 months ago

    Watching all your videos in order. Found them when I first started my business in September 2018. Free and so very informative. I value the help I am getting from your videos - thank you.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 8 months ago

      Thank you so much, John K! I really appreciate that. If there are any additional topics you'd like me to tackle - fire away and I'll do my best. Until then, keep moving forward and keep delivering the quality work your customers love!

  • BISHAL BLAZE
    BISHAL BLAZE 9 months ago

    Thank you it was helpful☺☺😇

  • Mind Your Business with Yitzchok Saftlas

    Great Video!

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Month ago

      Thank you Mind Your Business with Yitzchok Saftlas. There are plentiful opportunities in the field of woodworking. But one can never know enough before jumping in with both feet and learning as you go.

  • Richard Malone
    Richard Malone 10 months ago

    I made 3 million last year with just the birdhouses.

  • Aerodoc78
    Aerodoc78 10 months ago

    Neighbors do this crap tho. I have a plasma cnc machine, had a nosey neighbor call the police because I was running a buisness out of my house...I wasnt but that's what the bitch thought and she just had to do something...yes shes a cat lady no husband no family just hate.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Month ago

      Yeah, that's unfortunate, Vic. But it does happen. If there are neighbors close by, the potential for trouble is there. So it's best to keep that in mind as we go about our woodworking.

  • Aerodoc78
    Aerodoc78 10 months ago

    So basically this is a video on how to avoid your dickhead neighbors. You mustve had some real pricks man.

  • Matthew Clement
    Matthew Clement 11 months ago

    Too much keeping things Hush,Hush..bordering on paranoid...every rule l listened to had something to do with hiding things,l thought it was going to be about how to get your items out there,not how to woodwork in secret.

    • denoro
      denoro 8 months ago

      This are gold rules, you better live by them.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 10 months ago

      Thanks for sharing, Miguel. I think it's a good idea for anyone starting up from home to take these steps in advance. It makes a lot of sense having gone through some bad experiences with neighbors. It's wise to protect your investment - and livelihood.

    • Miguel Dias
      Miguel Dias 10 months ago

      @Woodworking For Fun & Profiti agree 100% with you. Ive started a woodworking business in my garage and i had to learn all this rules the hard way.. Discretion, managing waste, dust and noise is key

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 11 months ago

      I guess I'm tainted by a bad experience. Just trying to share an inside perspective to save you the grief a nasty neighbor can cause. In my view, if you want to take your business seriously and you intend to earn your living this way, it's better to protect your interests than to put them at risk. If you're faraway from your neighbors, these are not likely issues you would have to deal with.

  • Matthew Clement
    Matthew Clement Year ago

    Very helpful,thankyou

  • Truthguy73
    Truthguy73 Year ago

    This is the "perfect for me".

  • Truthguy73
    Truthguy73 Year ago

    Good video. Why the worry about the neighbors? It was in like 3 of the rules.

    • Ken Klassen
      Ken Klassen 9 months ago

      The irs is always a neighbor

    • Miguel Dias
      Miguel Dias 10 months ago

      Because using a garage for industrial activities is illegal (in western countries at least) and heavy fines comes with it

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Let's just say, I've had some "experiences". Some neighbors are great and others - not so much. Best to protect your business interests, in my opinion.

  • Apentogo
    Apentogo Year ago

    recently we moved and the new place has so much space, i could fully explore the depths of all my knowledge and skills except suddenly today i was told to "stop" all im doing because the wood was a "fire hazard" the noises were unacceptable the metal working, grinding and hammering and forging was also a fire hazard and unacceptable. i had planned to start developing my skills here into full maturity, to turn them into a way to liveof my crafts. now, im hopelessly lost i spent months building everything up, never a word of complaint or disagreement, we were all happy and getting along. now im told i should either stop or move out. im living with my parents and spent 7 years on this stuff this is my equivalent of when others went to university or college. how can i stop? i know nothing else. i dont even know where i would go.

    • Robert Saint
      Robert Saint 7 months ago

      Move out and live your own life... Let them live theirs in peace.

  • Four Oaks Crafts

    Nice tips! Thanks for sharing!

  • LT Woodproducts
    LT Woodproducts Year ago

    Some good points on having a good network with many people and businesses.

  • Woodworking and Epoxy

    why hide what you're doing when you can make money off your neighbors? This shit ain't illegal

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      It's a matter of protecting your interests. Of course you can make money by creating woodworking projects for some of your good neighbors. But all it takes is one bad neighbor to cause you a lot of distress - particularly if you're counting on the income earned from your garage workshop. It really depends on the city or town in which you live. It IS illegal to operate some businesses in residential areas in many urban areas. Check your local bylaws. I've learned that it's best to go about your business as best you can with as little disturbance as possible.

  • Jim Lapinskas
    Jim Lapinskas Year ago

    The most used and most reliable,I have 2 ,old cast iron Craftsman and my Jet sliding table if you can have 2 the Sears I use for rip and miter that way I don't have to true up my cabinet saw build yourself a good crosscut sled cut on my friend cut on

  • Gaia's Pupil
    Gaia's Pupil Year ago

    I got a porter. It's okay but not great

  • Arts and Crafts
    Arts and Crafts Year ago

    I love the smell of wood- it is alive! Thank you ALex 😃

  • Stelios The Greek

    great ideas

  • Stelios The Greek

    interesting perspective!

  • bimt
    bimt Year ago

    buenos tips, igual pueden aplicarse a mas modelos de negocio , saludos,

  • Bakthavathsal Kadambi

    Excellent tips and crisp narrative. Thanks for sharing.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Bakthavathsal Kadambi - Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking the time to comment here!

  • Andrea Aralica
    Andrea Aralica Year ago

  • Richard Benson
    Richard Benson Year ago

    Ok, so I really like your videos and I am a one person shop so I'd to hear a video about dealing with stupid customers please. I charge a lot less than most (ie $550 for a farmhouse table instead of $1300 for a comparable one) but I have the occasional customer who complain and make huge deals about very tiny issues like the wood soaking up the stain more in one area than the others.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 4 months ago

      The reason I don't have a link to this document is that it's reserved for large-scale buyers. They only see it in the fine print as they're down to the nitty-gritty and ready to place a multi-million dollar order.

    • Morgan Rowland
      Morgan Rowland Year ago

      If you seal the wood first would it help the stain go on more evenly

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      No, unfortunately, I don't have a link.

    • Richard Benson
      Richard Benson Year ago

      Woodworking For Fun & Profit do you have a link so I can review that document please? I have a form that I have every client sign and aggree to but I'm interested in seeing this document.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      I agree about charging more to weed out those undesirable customers. It's unlikely to eliminate them all, but it will definitely help. One of the largest office furniture manufacturers (actually, they probably all do this) has a statement on their paperwork regarding the many variations involved in finishes, grains, woods, species, etc., When they have an issue, they refer back to this. Again, it's not a silver bullet. But it can help.

  • Apentogo
    Apentogo Year ago

    i work in my room at home...in a section of my room thats closed of with a tarp taped to the ceiling.... do i stand a chance to make money with this: angle grinder mitre saw drill 7 hand planes 13 chisels 4 rasps 20 or so files blowtorch lotsa walnut & maple wood brace and eggbeater drill specialty carving knives workbench+ sturdy vice shooting board 2 mallets 6 hammers 1 sledge 1 hatchet ,1 hand axe, 1 axe snake head carved ink line broken scrollsaw.... 2-3 years worth of blacksmithing, woodworking knowledge, each!

    • biz publisher
      biz publisher Year ago

      Is your scrollsaw a floor model? If so, I would get that fixed as a first step. What about making custom signs? Carving is an option, but it may be too time-consuming. It's always a good idea to find what people want as a first step - then figure out how to create it with what you have, or acquire what you might need.

    • Apentogo
      Apentogo Year ago

      tough market here...the old crafts are kinda dying in germany. crafts shows i have never seen or heard of... but do i have the tools, to theoretically make things that would sell for enough money to be worth the effort? or is that something that depends on the market. (finding people who are willing to pay the kind of money that would make it profitable) ?

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      What I recommend is finding a market and then adapting what you have to work with to serve that market. Limited space can limit the type of projects you can do. Maple and Walnut are excellent woods to use for lots of crafts like cutting boards and combining the two can create stunning designs. Think about where you can sell what you have the capability to produce. Check out any local home or craft show and start to get ideas.

  • Sebastian Arcila

    love your video im thinking on starting my own custom furniture busines couple soon

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Thanks, Sebastian Arcila. All the best with your new business and... if you have any questions - post them here. I'll do my best to help you.

  • Christine Cahill

    I agree. And you did a very good job explaining that. Thanks for sharing. ☺

  • Christine Cahill

    Good video. Unfortunately the part where they say you can ship within 24 to 48 hours doesnt actually work for custom woodworkers. Lol but I'm guessing there is something in this video for just about every small home based business. Just have to pick andchoose what is right for you i suppose. But very nicely done.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Thank you, Christine Cahill, for stopping by and leaving a comment! You are exactly right. I was speaking today to more of the craft sellers among us than the custom woodworkers. Custom always takes more time. The point I wanted to make is to ship out the finished product as quickly as you can. Think of Amazon's shipping efficiency and do your best to replicate it. :)

  • Gaia's Pupil
    Gaia's Pupil Year ago

    👏👏

  • Easy to tips and tricks ect

    I just joined your community. Did you know uploading a video once a week puts you in a good standing with RU-clip Ken

  • Gaia's Pupil
    Gaia's Pupil Year ago

    Agree on 1 and 2 !

  • cheap homesteading

    Great video

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm delighted you found value in the video. All the best with your woodworking!

  • BUDGET WORKS
    BUDGET WORKS Year ago

    Great video. Great content

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Thanks kindly. It's a pleasure sharing my personal experience and the lessons I learned along the way. Business ownership isn't easy, but I believe it's the most fulfilling way to live.

  • BUDGET WORKS
    BUDGET WORKS Year ago

    Great video and thank you for the information. I subscribed, I am currently trying to start a woodworking business and started a youtube channel as well. I appreciate you giving out this info.

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      My pleasure, Diesel D - and thank you for subscribing! I wish you the best in your woodworking business - and with your RU-clip channel. If I can be of further help by answering any questions, feel free to post them here and I'll do my best.

  • Tom Kennedy
    Tom Kennedy Year ago

    Hi sir, Thanks for the video. As a teenage woodworker just beginning to enter the world of making money, this was extremely helpful.

  • Woodcarvings Art

    thank you that was really helpful

  • Fosforo
    Fosforo Year ago

    Good video! Watching you from Argentina ^^

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit Year ago

      Thanks for watching and... I'm glad you liked it, Fosforo. All the best in your woodworking endeavours in Argentina!

  • Derek Janzen
    Derek Janzen 2 years ago

    Excellent advice. Thank you!

  • Young Woodsman
    Young Woodsman 2 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, I enjoyed the video. I want to sell tiny things just so I can have a couple extra bucks while doing what I love

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 2 years ago

      Excellent! "Tiny things" are terrific because you'll need less space to make them. These could be ideal gift items and because they're small, you can easily ship them anywhere. I recommend setting up a website and social media like Pinterest - so you can show people your creations. You could also sell on Ebay and Etsy. If you need any help - please post here and I'll do my best.

  • David Epperly
    David Epperly 2 years ago

    believe in you're passion. great info I am actually in the process of getting a small shop going you're videos are a great help!

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 2 years ago

      That's fantastic, David! Go for it, man. I know you can succeed and it sure beats "workin' for the man". When you're passionate about what you do, you put your heart and soul into your woodworking projects and that provides added value to the client. Working with wood is a beautiful way to create. Building quality pieces that people love adds value to the world and that's what allows you to earn a comfortable living. I wish you the very best with your business! If you have any questions or concerns, post them here and I'll do my best to help you. Cheers!

  • Charis Williams
    Charis Williams 2 years ago

    Great info, I likey!

  • WOODingMan
    WOODingMan 2 years ago

    mutual subscription?

    • White Fusion
      White Fusion Year ago

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  • Inhalin1514
    Inhalin1514 2 years ago

    Any suggestion on how/where to get wholesale lumber?

    • Woodworking For Fun & Profit
      Woodworking For Fun & Profit 2 years ago

      There should be several places if you're close to a city. Do a Google search for "wholesale lumber (city)". That should get you started. Figure out exactly what you're looking for as "lumber" or "wood" are general terms. There are lots of plywood, veneer board, and laminate suppliers too. Fewer solid wood dealers - but still enough to supply your needs. Also, tour the wood shops in your area. You'll likely see trucks with banners making deliveries. Hit these suppliers up and see what's required for a minimum order. Hope that helps!

  • Bashar Academy
    Bashar Academy 2 years ago

    I like to make home and office small stuffs. But the problem is where and how will I sell my products? Will you please give me some suggestions?

  • Invention Therapy
    Invention Therapy 2 years ago

    Great video.