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Custom Coin Display

If you know what challenge coins are, I was hired to build a custom coin display. I charged $40, and felt guilty charging that much. I left room at the bottom for a plate/ name plate:

Was it worth $40?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-24-2014, 01:56 AM
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Uh...yeah!!!

Nice work

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Looks good! If I wasn't a woodworker, and had a need for such an item, I'd gladly pay $40, or more, for yours.
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Thank you gentlemen, I feel better now, lol. I'm always anxious to make something for someone, but get nervous when discussing the charge.
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if you could buy such a thing mass manufactured somewhere in asia, and sold in walmart, it would probably cost $20 bucks or less. might even be just as good as your hand crafted one.

but you can be semicertain they went to you because they dont make it in asia or sell it in walmart, when the product you desire is too obscure to be mass produced, you pay more.

Im betting you spent 4 hours or more making that from start to finish, plus materials, you probably didnt even get minimum wage for your time. Feeling guilty? no...
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Did he pay the $40.00, if so then he thought it was worth the $40.00. Looks very nice.
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Definately worth $40...If not more. I always under value my time as well. Especially when doing work for family and friends.

Beautiful job though.
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sure seems worth $40 to me. nice work
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$40.00 was way, way under the market for a custom designed/engineered and made piece of woodworking of that level. Most people wanting such things wouldn't hire a professional shop, so there's that.

If you keep your recreational woodworking projects for others down to a minimum, you can justify such prices when you consider the project as subsidized woodworking practice.
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Beautiful piece Sarge. Yep, definately worth the $40.
Knowing what challenge coins are, and who they belong to.
I would have happily done it no charge.

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I think your charged is very costly for build a custom coin display. Last year i was hired to build a custom coin display. I charged $15, and felt pretty charging that much. I leave in that room and at the top for a plate write my name thanks for max challenge coins
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