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post #211 of 217 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 05:22 PM
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You don't even have it built yet and already writing it off??
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post #212 of 217 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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You don't even have it built yet and already writing it off??
Are you in shock and disbelief?
It’s still something to fall back on if all else fails. Nothings written in stone ,as my new job could still go sideways . Kind of hoping it works out though

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3D carvings are going to be the most difficult way to make any money. They take far too long, and there are too many people selling them for next to nothing.

Simple 2D stuff is where the money is at.
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3D carvings are going to be the most difficult way to make any money. They take far too long, and there are too many people selling them for next to nothing.

Simple 2D stuff is where the money is at.
I was wondering about this myself , especially seeing as the carving time is over 12 hours from some people have mentioned.
And imagine the power consumption running a DC and the cnc all day for some 3D carvings , not to mention wear and tear .

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If you're cutting fine detail with a tiny bit typically used for those long cuts the I doubt you'll need to run the DC. They'll make their own small piles of dust along the cut path but it typically just stays in place and you can vacuum occasionally.

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If you're cutting fine detail with a tiny bit typically used for those long cuts the I doubt you'll need to run the DC. They'll make their own small piles of dust along the cut path but it typically just stays in place and you can vacuum occasionally.

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I never thought of it that way, great point David .
Iím praying this new job pans out , this way Iíll just keep adding too my shop till Iím happy with no financial concerns for the time being

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I think you will find that making low relief carvings is very time consuming. Even more so with a light duty machine and limited power. We occasionally do it for a good customer but I don't think we ever make $ with it. We've got 12hp on a heavy router and can do the rough out reasonably quickly. Then there is all the time with very small step overs and working into tight corners that seems to take forever. You can't leave the machine unattended because if there is a stoppage with the bit still running in the wood you will very quickly have a fire. Same method the Indians used! You mentioned engraving. That is very doable on a light, low power machine. I'd still go for the most power offered by whatever machine you choose, gives you options.
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