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Old 10-11-2017, 05:32 AM
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Newbie question about starting a knifemaking business on the side


I have played things straight my whole life, but was wondering if I can take advantage of an IMO a tax loophole. I don't want to be unethical, and I definitly don't want to break any laws but....

The plan is to buy some new knifemaking equipment with the goal of honing my skill to the point where I can sell my knives for at least enough money to keep my hobby self-funded (in a perfect world). Normally, I would buy the equipment, hone my skill to a commercial/professional level, and then take the plunge and open my side business (self-proprietor).

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:26 AM
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Need a little more information. What exactly is your question?

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Was thinking about this older thread today since tax time is approaching. Those past times setting up was far and away from being profitable and even today there are the up's downs of the seasons. By now the hardware has been amortized. The treadmill continues. Those first 5 years buying supplies was wallet draining. Find a good deal, buy it! Many of us stocked up for the long haul and I'm still able to use much of those supplies bought early on.

Attending the shows behind the table was another. The overall expense is high and at "hobby" levels, that's a tough point to sustain if one needs to buy hardware. As a hobbyist woodworker in those days I had some gear but the grinders were significant expenses. Much more detailed now if one is tooling up for CNC levels.

Anyway, a short memory jog from my memory lane.

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