1- There are several formulas you might use. In the end, things are worth what people will pay for them. Check out what other people are charging for similar things. Since you aren't trying to make a living doing this, start out with a high price and lower it over time.
2-They find you, not the other way around. Your job is to become discoverable.-You need some kind of portfolio to show what you can do. Read about various forms of online marketing and sales. Even if you are only selling locally, there is a decent chance people will find you online. A website will be helpful.
I think the most important question someone in your position can ask is "What can I make that other people want to buy?" Remember, its not just about what YOU want to build. Your future customers are generally calling the shots about what gets built. I'd argue that woodworkers fall into the larger category of "furniture connoisseur". We see things differently than the average person. This doesn't mean we know what they want to buy. I'd guess that the vast majority of woodworkers who sell their work, aren't doing exactly what they want to on every job.
Yeah. The combo isn't really working all that great for me as a jointer. I avoid using it if at all possible. At times I just seem to make things worse. That's kind of my quandary. Both my table saw and my jointer are in need of upgrading.
I appreciate your opinions. Do you have the parallelogram thingy on your jointer and do you feel like that has made a difference. If you don't have the para, was getting your jointer set up a reasonable task?
Thanks for the clarification on the fence. I was wondering which was which.
Yeah, I see your point, and it's where I'm leaning even though it may stick me with trying to work the combo jointer for a couple more years.
About a year or two ago I started a thread asking what was the biggest game changer in everyone's quest for better results and Vinny replied that his cabinet saw was a real step up. I kind of took that to heart and have been saving for a cabinet saw ever since.
But now that I have $2500 to spend I wonder...