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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that either AOKWeld bought a different machine, or different software than LHR supplies. ArtCAM costs $10K for ONE seat, and the vast majority of CNC routers out there cost a whale of a lot more than the CarveWright's relatively cheap $2K pricetag.
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    As he said, he does have two machines, all the software and bells and whistles, but I think there is additional third-party software, tools, (maybe a building), something to make that $12,000.
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    I also bought a plainer and the start up tools such as hand sanders, dremmel tools, stain and a whole lot of bits and $1000.00 In wood.... believe me I have twelve grand in this hobby...

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    My wife and I do the "Craft Show Circuit". What I have learned for our efforts (Your mileage may vary). #1. Take Credit Cards. #2. In general, unless you are told otherwise stay away from Summer Shows. #3. Fall Bazaars are the best. 4. Talk to other crafters when you are at a show to find out where they have done well and where they have not. 5. Take pictures of your setup, it makes it easier next time. Also, if your booth setup is typically a 10 x 10, figure out your setup ahead of time for booths that may be different such as a 6 x 12 or 4 x 20. We did about 7 shows last fall. Some were a bust, some were GREAT! Hang in there. If you have any questions, send me a msg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aokweld101 View Post
    I also bought a plainer and the start up tools such as hand sanders, dremmel tools, stain and a whole lot of bits and $1000.00 In wood.... believe me I have twelve grand in this hobby...
    Hell I have 12K worth of lumber in inventory! I can't resist a good deal. Craigs list under "materials" is a great place to find lumber
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    Given what the stock market did at the end of the week that lumber is now probably a better investment.
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