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charging for planing lumber8/25
I am starting doing shop service and have
Let's assume that the typical piece is 6" x 12'. This is 12 BF if 8/4. If have seen operations charge $50 per MBF, which is 5 cents per BF, and at 6" wide, that is 2-1/2 cents per lineal foot. At 35 cents per of, you are doing ok it seems to me.
We pay $0.27 for S2S SLR1E. I think the breakdown is 17 cents for the S2S and 10 for the rip. Those prices are per BF.
If your getting $0.35 (2 sides) per linear foot regardless of width I'd say your making out very well. Double what we pay.
I'd charge by the hour. Decide what that is and move on. trying to compete with the big boys who have automated equipment and charge by the foot and run thousands of feet is not possible in a "retired" situation.
I charge 70/M to S2S truckload quantities on my Newman EQ3.