Originally Posted by ChemEAngler
Back when I tied for some income, for a local shop, I had a huge setup. .... Then I started tying mostly brassies in 22 & 24, and I was young and stupid so I didn't use a lamp or magnifying glass. Next thing I know my eyes had paid the price, so I chose to quit tying except for myself and a couple friends. Now I always use a lamp and that handy little magnifier on my vice.
I've often wondered if you could turn a profit tying for production. I've sold a handful on Ebay and found that if you subtract "labor" then you can almost cover the cost of materials.....notice the word "almost"
Sorry to change the topic....I'll post an image of my tying set-up once I get home.