And how much can you afford to eat?
Many new woodworkers would be foolish to make a commitment of that magnitude. What is required is just being in the right place at the right time. You must be a person who enjoys working with wood, who has a real appreciation of the craft in general and the woodworking process in particular, and who wants to learn about and experience new things in the craft.
There is nothing more intimidating or confusing for new woodworkers than knowing their finances, but don’t worry — I’ve done some research and found a list that will help you, with no additional cost to you:
The Woodworking Financial Tracker
If you’re just starting out it may be good to look at it first to see what your costs are, and make an educated decision with respect to your goals.
Don’t know how much you make? You also should never start thinking about what you can’t afford. How much you make as a woodworker is just the starting point; you need to learn to use this figure to learn about everything else. If you want to work in furniture making or in any other skilled specialty there are dozens of books that can show you the ins and outs of what you should consider. In any instance of the art, it is the process and the skills employed that will determine the size and value of your earnings.
It’s never too late to get started in woodworking. Take a look at my own guide to learn more.
Please join me at the Woodworking Finance Blog at the next conference, the Woodworking Conference, in Boston in March 2016. If you join me, you’ll receive a free membership in one or more of the other great conferences I attend.
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