Hi all, new to this forum have been lurking for a while and see you have a few threads about the going rate for a chippie.I attended a college a year and a half ago doing a two year course Hand crafted furniture come straight out of there and got a job in a place that makes pine furniture. I know there is not a lot of skill in this sort of work but am I selling myself short and should i move on. I have got a year and a half worth of experience in the trade. I also have my own workshop that is around a two car garage size and a few tools that I can get by with. I know I do not have the tooling to do hardwood furniture so not looking into that sort of work. I was just wondering if there is anybody out there that was in the same situation that i am in and what route they took to get out of the low payed job. I am not sure if I would like to go into the carpentry side of things havent really had much site experience but I think I am worth more than what I earn at present so time for a change. I only get a misely £6.50 an hour I do my own private jobs were i can obviously earn a lot more but it is just getting enough work to do it full time for myself just word and mouth at the moment. i suppose its just having the confidence to go out there ansd sell myself or change my career path i guess. Anyway waffled on enough now hopefully get some feedback for you all. Thanks Phil.