I have a well equipped hobby machine shop and would like to start making some $. How can I do this?
For equipment I have 2 cnc mills(biggest is 15x40"travel), 1 cnc lathe(haas tl1), 1 manual mill(5hp 20x40"), 2 manual lathes(biggest 14x60"), 1 surface grinder, 1 endmill grinder and wielding equipment.
I really enjoy machining, my father is a machinist(retired now) and for the last 10 years I have been learning and building this shop. I am fast with Gibbs cam, cnc and manual operations, I lack some real production shop experience.
What sort of jobs should I look for? Is it possible to make it in a one man shop? I would need to make about 3000$ a month to pay loans/cost to live.
Any other advise?
Any more equipment I should look for to open up for other jobs?
Or should I just keep doing my regular day job(automotive mechanic)and keep machining as a hobby?