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Additional work needed when replacing cane or rush
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:58am

Thank you. That was a well-considered and thought-through answer.
I suppose it is a matter of sizing-up your customer (and not in a sinister way). You need to be forth-coming with them about what the chair needs to have done and you do need to allow them an out on the project, otherwise, it could mean they can't pick up the chair for a while or maybe not pay you without a problem on either side.
It seems that I'm earning less than $2/hour right now---considering the time spent ordering supplies, stripping off the old seat, scrubbing the chair, etc. On top of that, I'm upkeeping my web page and taking pictures. I suppose, instead of paying for advertising, I'm investing my free time. I hand out my business cards where ever I go, and work has been on the slow side of steady. That is OK, though, I have plenty around my house that needs attention and spring will soon be here and my garden will require a lot of my time.
Happy caning!

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