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    Default How many people make money woodworking with cnc routers?

    I am building a cnc router, and it is taking a lot of money. I would like to be able to make some money with it once I get it finished. Is it feasible to make money doing woodworking with cnc machines? I thought of some things that I could make with my machine: taxidermy bases, custom signs, personalized cutting boards, and basically anything somebody would want me to make out of wood or plastics. I also have some experience with making outdoor furniture so I could make that with the cnc as well as my other woodworking tools. Do you all think it would be feasible to run a business that would do all that and make a little money? I am still in high school so I would have to do the work afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

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    Default Re: How many people make money woodworking with cnc routers?

    The most difficult part of having a woodworking business is being a salesman.
    Meaning, finding people to buy your products, at a fair price.

    There are thousands of hobbyists out there trying to sell items they make on their CNC. Many of them sell items so cheap that they basically are working for free. If you try to compete with these people, you won't make any money.

    The key is to find a product that people want to buy, at a fair price.

    If you have a lot of other woodworking tools, think of the CNC as just another tool. Use the best tool for the job. You may find a product that sells well, but reuires very little CNC work.

    Gerry

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