If I knew how much I would end up spending on all the stuff I've bought and built I think I may have considered this machine from the get go.
Looks like it's around 8k but impressive to my eye. Especially if it comes with g code files.
Save your money. CNC isn't necessary for building cues.
$13K is a hell of a hole to climb out of before you make your first dime.
I know, you'll make that back on your first cue, right ?
You might want to give serious thought to how many cues you'll have to make just to break even.
That means that you'll be working for free until you hit that magic number.
Guess what ? That magic number may never come.
It's your money.........or at least it was.
didnt some one say
you dont get into cue making to make money
you do it because you can afford to
If I make some money in the future it will be a bonus. But it really doesn't matter. If I get tired of it I'll sell it bit by bit and recover most of my money.
And if I die first who cares?
And mine - because you're setting a bad example for the rest of us.
I gave her my login here and told her if I hit the pine ahead of her she can display my "treasures" for the vultures to pick the bones clean. I have a detailed inventory so she knows what half of new is. :smile:
She asked me why I need enough wood to build 1000 cues for my "hobby". I told her that I like wood and it's money in the bank for her. The longer it sits there the more it's worth. And she can sell "loosies" to broke cue builders when I'm gone.
The pre CITES cocobolo I have here has done much better than most of the stock market...
I for one never intended to make a profit. It's an enjoyable hobby I can afford. My accountant told me that if I can sell a few then I can put depreciation and expensing into play and help offset some of the expenditures. Don't have to show a profit, in fact showing a loss is an added bonus to offset my real business profits.
I understand and respect the difference between myself and serious cue makers who depend on it to eat.
If I make some money in the future it will be a bonus. But it really doesn't matter. If I get tired of it I'll sell it bit by bit and recover most of my money. And if I die first who cares?
Same if I ever get to im not delusional about making a profit, it would be for my own amusement,
And if I end up making a few bucks so be it