I have had a few requests to buy my woodworking pieces, but not nearly enough to go through the hassle of business insurance and license. I have decided to give it away or not, but not to sell anything in this era of my life.
Having said that, I assume it is legit to have someone to hand me a piece of wood and say, can you turn this into a communion set? Then I hand them back a communion set. The wood always belonged to them and I performed a free service for a friend.
I assume the line is crossed if I say, "You can have this communion set that I just finished, and I would appreciate it if you could replace the wood. It cost me about $20 for the wood." In that case I would be accepting money for a product I made out of wood I own, even if the money is voluntary and only replaced raw materials.
I am not asking what seems right, because ethically it passes the smell test, but what is legal without getting into sales tax, licenses, or business insurance. Any opinions?