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Hello everyone, my names Mike. I just wanted to stop by to introduce myself and give my thanks to everyone who contributes here, there really is a wealth of knowledge on this forum.

I first stopped by a few months month ago, I've really been looking into getting a 48x48 machine from CNCRP and thus far you guys have really helped me in making my decision just from reading what you guys post. A friend of mine bought one about a year ago and he absolutely loves it. I really appreciate any advice you guys offer going forward.
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Welcome. The CNC guys here are producing some very nice stuff. I don't have one, however, I've posted several times on making money with one. If you search the site, you'll find it if you're interested.

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Hi, glad you joined the chatty bunch. Vegas is about 2+ hours from here, south. This is a great group of folks and our CNC people are pretty accomplished and always willing to help. I don't have a CNC-not my interest area. But I did post a piece on making money with one. Here's the page: https://www.routerforums.com/cnc-rou...iving-cnc.html

The discussion goes on a good bit and is very interesting and practical. I suggest you read the whole thing to get the full flavor and information. It sparked a lot of comments from the top CNC folks on the Forum. Whether or not you have a thought of making some dough, I think you'll find some useful information there.

BTW, we love seeing pictures of projects. As you get going, please post pictures.
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Welcome. The CNC guys here are producing some very nice stuff. I don't have one, however, I've posted several times on making money with one. If you search the site, you'll find it if you're interested.
Thanks Tom, I have read some of your posts, very informative stuff.

I am looking to make money with the machine at some point, nothing full time but to supplement my current income. I'm trying to keep my expectations low in that regard. I've got a lot more learning to do before I see that as a possibility anyway. I've never run a cnc machine before but everything I read says to buy your second machine first. I've looked into a lot of the low level hobby machines but they don't seem like they really cut it if you're looking to be serious in any way.
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Welcome to the forum, Mike! And thanks for completing your profile. Sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get folks to do that.

The CNC world is fascinating and I use ours almost every day. What will you be building and using yours to create?

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Welcome to the forum, Mike! And thanks for completing your profile. Sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get folks to do that.

The CNC world is fascinating and I use ours almost every day. What will you be building and using yours to create?

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Thanks! I did notice in reading that you guys are always asking for the profile update so I wanted to do it right off the bat. My thought with the machine right now is to make consumer type products, cribbage boards, cutting boards, bird houses, doll houses, switch covers etc. and market them online. I know there is a lot of that out there already but my goal is to make things that already exist in designs that do not. The end goal being to create a brand so that I can sell under that brand. A friend of mine who has a CNCRP machine does a lot for the business that we currently work at. He makes them award plaques, signs etc. and they are constantly bringing him more work. He's looking to get out of that so that's an area that I wouldn't mind getting into as well. In the end I'd be happy getting the machine to pay for itself, anything after that is a bonus.

I currently sell online (reselling) on the side so I'm really looking to be able to create products as well and not have to constantly source them. Any and all criticism is welcome, I'm new to this and learning as I go.
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Right now I sell through Etsy and have work from the largest trophy shop in our area. I use the CNC for a lot of what I do for them and most of what I do is in Walnut. There are still a lot of options I haven't looked at yet for marketing and sales, though. Having a CNC is definitely a great addition to any shop.

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Hello and welcome to the router forum,Mike
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Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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Right now I sell through Etsy and have work from the largest trophy shop in our area. I use the CNC for a lot of what I do for them and most of what I do is in Walnut. There are still a lot of options I haven't looked at yet for marketing and sales, though. Having a CNC is definitely a great addition to any shop.

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The work in your Etsy shop looks great, I especially like the cutting boards.
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Thank you, you guys are a friendly bunch! I look forward to contributing
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