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.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! 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.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?
David,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.
Thank you, you guys are a friendly bunch! I look forward to contributingHello and welcome to the router forum,Mike
Thanks, Mike! I don't know if you've seen it yet but our CNC build is posted here, might be of some use to you - 2nd Build (first) - CNC routerDavid,
The work in your Etsy shop looks great, I especially like the cutting boards.
I just finished spending a couple of hours reading through that threat. Awesome machine. I wish I could do all of my own electronics like that and save myself a bit of money. Your level of skill putting that machine together is very impressive.Thanks, Mike! I don't know if you've seen it yet but our CNC build is posted here, might be of some use to you - "http://www.routerforums.com/cnc-routing/97721-2nd-build-first-cnc-router.html"]2nd Build (first) - CNC router
Haha, thanks Mike. Yeah the limitations of the smaller machines is what pushed me to go for something a little bigger. I'd much rather grow into the machine than grow out of it.Welcome to the Router Forums Mike.
I thought I was Mike from Nevada and now you tell me you are Mike from Nevada. Of course, I'm Mike from Nevada, Texas so I guess we both can be Mike from Nevada.
I'm glad you are really looking at the available machines and considering what you will be doing with a CNC down the road. The entry-level CNC machines do have some good points to consider for the average backyard woodworker but they do have their limitations for people that want to use them for actual production work. The entry-level machines can be used for light production if you work within the limits of the machine. Stepping up to a heavier, faster machine lets you do more jobs with good quality results.
If you can afford the better machine and know you want to use it for production work it will save you time and money to buy it to start with than to buy a cheap machine to start out, with the thought of using it as part of your learning curve. Most people find that the cheaper machine loses its value quickly and then you have the headache of selling it to recoup at least some of your money.
I think you will find the CNCRP machines just what you are looking for in a CNC.
Hi Mike and welcome. That’s true with most machines. I decided quite a while back that it didn’t make much sense to buy a machine just barely big enough to do what I wanted and then have to sell it for a loss and buy the bigger one I should have gotten to start with.Haha, thanks Mike. Yeah the limitations of the smaller machines is what pushed me to go for something a little bigger. I'd much rather grow into the machine than grow out of it.