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View Poll Results: Who is making money with their CNC machine?

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  • Not a dime! I use it for fun/my own projects.

    229 24.84%
  • Mainly a hobby, any money made is just gravy.

    190 20.61%
  • I make some on-the-side money, not quitting my day job!

    220 23.86%
  • I better make money! This machine IS my job!

    283 30.69%
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    Arrow Who is making money with their CNC...

    So who built their CNC Mill/Router/Lathe and is making money with it?

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    I wish I could say .....I'm still in the spending mode-when I can.
    ....though i'm just a hobbyist.

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    lots of votes... but no comments..c'mon guys spill it!

    No money here yet...I've got something good being shipped on friday next week!



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    Here is some advice,
    "Don't quit your day time job"



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    well, while Im at college I have a little spare time to make parts, although I have only sold a few things, it is my main job setting up an online store right now

    Jon



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    I'm far too nice to my friends, and make them stuff for nothing. That what a hobby is for right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFettig
    setting up an online store right now

    Jon
    Same thing here, once I get my machine finished.

    There are a ton of projects I want to build for myself, but I also have a variety of bits n' bobbles that I will be selling to try and generate some extra income.

    Speaking on online stores, I am using OSCommerce. If you haven't seen it, check it out. Far nicer than any 'Shopping Cart' program you could buy (OSCommerce is Free/OSS) and you can customize it however you want.

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    I keep justifying my continuous hardware acquisition with the "Someday..." excuse.

    "Someday, I'll offer steam or IC engine kits"

    "Someday, I'll invent some cool R/C widget which will provide some income"

    I always know, deep-down, that the chances of making money, for me, are pretty slim. I think a lot of the fun will go out of it when creating income is the primary goal.



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    Yep, I'm making money at it,now there are 5 of us and about 10 cnc mills/routers.lathes....but it all started as my fathers hobby about 23 years ago when he made his first cnc engraver, never looked back. Since then we've made many more machines with the largest been a 3Mx2M router.
    We still keep wanting to build new machines, currently playing around with ideas for our first 5 axis router.

    So if keep at it...you can make a very enjoyable living out of it!

    Simon



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy
    Yep, I'm making money at it,now there are 5 of us and about 10 cnc mills/routers.lathes....but it all started as my fathers hobby about 23 years ago when he made his first cnc engraver, never looked back. Since then we've made many more machines with the largest been a 3Mx2M router.
    We still keep wanting to build new machines, currently playing around with ideas for our first 5 axis router.

    So if keep at it...you can make a very enjoyable living out of it!

    Simon
    Any Pictures? of older and newer ones?



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    No problem, ive posted them into a new thread...here didnt seem the right location so look here.

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showth...3213#post73213

    Simon



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Shea
    Here is some advice,
    "Don't quit your day time job"

    lol so true i have sold stuff but after counting hours and tooling cost, i could make more working at a tacobell hehe



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