I have been making and selling high quality knobs and totes for handplanes for a good number of years. During all that time I have held my price. If you read my 3 part series on making a tote you know that it is a labor intensive handwork task. Lately I took a close look at the time required to produce a knob and tote set and my costs for a set. The conclusion I reached was that I was buried under 5+ week backlogs continuously working 7 days per week for much too little net gain. So it was with great reluctance that I increased my price for a cherry or walnut knob and tote set to $55. I hope you all understand that this was driven by need not greed.
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