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DiamondG Knives
05-18-2003, 11:31 PM
Guys Im thinking of trying to put togather an Hammer in in Central Arkansas next year, was wondering what was customary for appearance fee's and other expenses for having a Maker come and demonstrate. Any ideas?

Also any other Ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Mike

Ed Caffrey
05-23-2003, 10:48 PM
Hi Mike!

What I usually do is ask for travel expenses, plus time. Travel is pretty cut and dry, but each maker may rate his/her time differently. Generally when you see hammer-in fees that are $100+ per person, you can bet that the host is making very little........nearly all the money is going to the visiting maker(s) who are demonstrating.

DiamondG Knives
05-25-2003, 12:38 AM
Thanks Ed, on your time, is that considered hourly, or by the demo, by the trip? Just wondering how most folks figure this.

Thanks for the imput!

Mike

Ed Caffrey
05-25-2003, 11:47 PM
Mike,

I figure my time by the day. Basically I charge the same for demos as I do for my classes.....if you go to my sight, and break my class fees down into "per day" you'll have what I charge.......that is on top of travel expenses.

DiamondG Knives
05-26-2003, 04:30 AM
Thanks Ed.
Anyone else out there have appearance fee ideas?