Episode 2: Profit and Justice

Arbor Vitae
Arbor Vitae
Episode 2: Profit and Justice

In our second episode we explore the virtue of justice and how it relates to the profitable nature of woodworking.  Whether that be financial profit or the simple reward of bringing joy to family and friends, we have both come to realize the importance of quality craftsmanship.

Thanks to Joseph (@furnishedbyfrassati), Aaron (@lazarus.design.build), Chris (@crtbuilds), and Neil (@thebritishwoodworker) for answering last week’s challenge question!

Weekly Challenge

  1. What do you make and how much have you invested in making it?
  2. What’s your pricing model and what is it centered around? 
  3. Do you offer ways of adapting that price for people who can’t afford necessities?

Be sure to let us know on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #arborvitaepodcast so everyone can find the conversation and join in!

Additional Resources

Superior quality handcrafted products at a just price:

Useful series on pricing work by Todd Clippinger of The American Craftsman Workshop: YouTube playlist.

Featured Craftsman

Mike Woods, sawyer (@theforesterswoodco)

Additional Show Notes

Jonathan’s beds:


If you thought Jonathan was kidding about the evolution of his frames, check out these early versions (bottom left and bottom right) compared to some of his more recent work at the top:


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