I have been using fingers as dovetail joints as small as I think I can manage for the wood used ever since I realized how much stronger it was when very tight at least the thickness of the wood. Rounded or plain, laser scorched or clean, I really like it ad feel it makes a better work but it is a lot more work and occasionally does not work at all.
As I am looking about on E-bay and Etsy I see many boxes for pretty close to the price of the wood they are made out of but one thing that they all have in common is either no finger joints or only a couple around outside corners.
So my question is one of others experience when and how does the extra effort of finger joints specifically or extra work generally get valued when there is such an inundation of work that looks decent but selling such that you might buy it just to cut up for the wood?
I have invested heavily into making this work and I think the results of the finished work to be very successful but that is only half the story. Getting out to the art shows etc is very difficult from a power chair and Etsy has been very disappointing as indeed many folk point out the abundance of work at the cost of materials and while it is not like the past that the artists work put an added value for folk I was rather hoping that the opposite was no longer true.