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Old 12-09-2021, 11:23 AM   #251
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Well, looks like I'm the only one.
Cigar and whiskey trays have been hot the last couple months.
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Old 12-11-2021, 08:39 PM   #252
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Very nice work!!
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Old 12-11-2021, 08:40 PM   #253
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Well, looks like I'm the only one.
Cigar and whiskey trays have been hot the last couple months.
Maybe the only one using theirs!! ha ha. I need to get back at it!
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Old 12-14-2021, 12:20 PM   #254
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Looks like I am going to have an opportunity to go full-time wood working. Man, that's a scary thought. We will be debt free except mortgage and routine bills, internet, insurance, child support, etc.
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Old 12-20-2021, 11:37 AM   #255
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A few more in process


1. Chessboard, sanded and them with epoxy coat.
Next it will go onto machine for dark square pockets and then more epoxy work.Spalted pecan endgrain. Solid piece 2.75" thk

2. Gentlemen wanted a plaque made of his gate. Mesquite live edge then pecan with vinyl to allow painting of the engraved fenced sections.

3. Family sign. Pecan

4. Poem my mom wrote in 1989 to her Pastor. Pecan

5. Custom family sign. 2.25" thk solid pecan
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Old 05-09-2022, 10:26 AM   #256
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Family name signs from 4/4 black walnut
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:27 AM   #257
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Man awesome work! you got those speeds and feeds figured out!
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:31 AM   #258
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You folks are doing some awesome work!
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Old 06-18-2022, 10:47 PM   #259
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Great work guys!

I've been considering one of these to use for flattening burl slices and leveling up epoxy/wood serving boards. With all of the options out there, it's hard to make a choice.
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Old 07-07-2022, 04:06 PM   #260
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Another of mine.
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Old 07-07-2022, 04:09 PM   #261
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A couple more.
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Old 07-07-2022, 05:04 PM   #262
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Anyone looking to get into a CNC Router, I have a new 3 axis, industrial level 4x8 with a 12hp spindle and a 5x5 drill bank for right at $80K delivered, installed and training.

It is trivolt 3 phase. If you don't have 3ph I can hook you up with a phase convertor.

Its smoking fast and its not a Laguna!

All joking aside...routers are fun. There are cabinets shops that need them and won't buy them because they just don't know what they don't know!
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Old 01-09-2023, 10:11 PM   #263
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Everyone quit using their machines or just quit posting?
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Old 01-17-2023, 12:59 PM   #264
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Any of you guys willing to show off your machine and talk to someone who is looking to buy their first CNC router?
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Old 01-18-2023, 02:16 PM   #265
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Any of you guys willing to show off your machine and talk to someone who is looking to buy their first CNC router?
Im in League City. Send me a PM.
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Old 01-18-2023, 08:25 PM   #266
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Sent and thanks.
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Old 01-26-2023, 10:06 PM   #267
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I'm around, located in Bastrop, just East of Austin

Picture my niece drew digitized and engraved.
3D tap handle for my lady friends.
Star Wars firefighter themed cigar/whiskey tray
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:12 PM   #268
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Sooo many choices of machines, software, etc. etc.

You guys do awesome work.
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:30 PM   #269
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Working on a 3d topo map of Texas with epoxy rivers inlaid.
https://youtube.com/shorts/sJVCYI_4FgM?feature=share
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:39 PM   #270
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Working on a 3d topo map of Texas with epoxy rivers inlaid.
https://youtube.com/shorts/sJVCYI_4FgM?feature=share

Looks like itís going to be pretty sharp.

You still running the Laguna IQ? Iím trying to decide what I want to buy and like them but those are a bit pricier than what I want to spend.
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Old 02-26-2023, 10:36 AM   #271
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Any of you guys run a Mill Right? If so, any feedback on them?
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Old 02-26-2023, 01:05 PM   #272
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Some cool stuff in here, I bought a Laguna IQ as well back in September. I have a cabinet shop but we don’t have space for a 4x8 or 3 phase power. I mostly use ours for add-ons to existing projects, stuff like notches for pulls in drawer faces, adjustable shelf holes, curved ribs, etc.

I’d like to have an ATC, but with the standard model I can run long panels under the machine which I use more than I thought I would.

The detailed 3d carving stuff is really neat, but it seems impossible to make any $ at it if you’re trying to do it as a real business. That one picture with the ducks and reeds was 19 hrs total cut time, at $25/hr for the machine run time you’d be $475 before any sanding, finishing, or design time. I could see it working well as a hobby business or for gifts though, since the true overhead isn’t very high.
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Old 02-26-2023, 04:25 PM   #273
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Iím looking at the Mill Right Mega V pro because of the 4th axis. My wish list drives the cost of a machine up beyond what I want to pay. I would be doing this as a hobby when Iím retired so little if any ROI expected. Iíd love 4x4, air cooled spindle, 4th axis, laser and would like to stay in the $10k range or less so there will be some trade-offs.
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Old 03-25-2023, 09:03 PM   #274
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Just pulled the trigger on a Spark Robotic 4x4.
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Old 05-10-2023, 09:46 PM   #275
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Maybe someday soon I can be posting pics of what I made.
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Old 05-11-2023, 05:26 PM   #276
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Maybe someday soon I can be posting pics of what I made.
Almost there
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:32 AM   #277
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Texas prototype finished. Holy moly this thing is sharp!
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:33 AM   #278
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Looks like itís going to be pretty sharp.

You still running the Laguna IQ? Iím trying to decide what I want to buy and like them but those are a bit pricier than what I want to spend.

Yes, Laguna iQ.
Now have access at work to a Multicam 5x10 with 8 tool changer.
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:35 AM   #279
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The detailed 3d carving stuff is really neat, but it seems impossible to make any $ at it if youíre trying to do it as a real business. That one picture with the ducks and reeds was 19 hrs total cut time, at $25/hr for the machine run time youíd be $475 before any sanding, finishing, or design time. I could see it working well as a hobby business or for gifts though, since the true overhead isnít very high.

Correct, 3D files are a waste of time. You will never get real price from them.
However I do run my machine overnight while I sleep, which does help offset pricing.

You have to find a niche and promote why your product is superior to all the 100s of others that exist.
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:37 AM   #280
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Next project will be cutting color core plastic to make mount plaques for my Nilgai from Laguna Atascosa
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