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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!



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!


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

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?