When running a custom wood CNC business, you have to think differently to make it a full-time job. In this video, I go through the process of prototyping a design that’s easily repeatable and cost effective.
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Can you make money with a CNC machine?
Yes, I did go ahead and buy a Shapeoko CNC machine as a leap of faith…hoping and praying I would at least make enough money that my wife wouldn’t give me grief for the next six months. Should you buy a CNC Machine? Well…I did! In less than three months, I made well over ,000 (at least that’s what I told her it would cost).
In my video, I show you, step by step, how to do it yourself. If you’ve recently, or not so recently, bought a CNC machine and want to make a little extra cash with it…this is the way. All you need is a CNC machine and be willing to follow instructions. I show you, step by step, how to make “One Way” signs for a local country club, that I can almost guarantee you can find in your own area. Take a drive and see which local communities. golf courses, business’s that use wooden signs and just look for ones that are looking rough…that’s your market.
If you are like me, when you got over the initial rush of actually getting the darn thing to work…you sat there and said what will I really use this for? Did I just do something stupid…again?
Stick with me and I’ll show you how to make some cash!
I am a one man, part time business that uses my CNC machine in many aspects of it.
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My company website: https://www.bargerwoodworking.com/
00:56 Where to get clients
02:22 Step by Step Vcarve Desktop Instructions
16:20 Buying the lumber and beginning to cut
17:27 Router Edges
17:50 Initial painting
19:00 Placement onto CNC machine
20:30 Screw Up with UpCut bit
21:10 Mask coming up as bit cuts
21:15 Bit covered with masking
21:28 Using razor to fix mistake
21:49 First coat of white paint
22:20 Second coat of paint
22:32 Painting backs
22:55 Removing Oramask
23:19 Touch up paint
23:36 Clear finish
23:49 All four done!
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