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    Please be careful with this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarl48 View Post
    My suggestion would be to have a clear market and business plan. Also a specific product you want to produce with your tools. My 40W engraving laser has been sitting in my shop corner and it hasn't been turned on for almost 2 years. I have plans to play with it this weekend but I don't even know if it works. The worst thing you can do to a laser tube is not use it.
    +1..... I TOO have a Laser Engraver sitting in the corner that has not been turned on in over 4 years.... LOL... Just TOO many toys and TOO little time.... I have a Rotary Engraver too... That is about 5 years... It has much better resolution for fine text but only a 9 x 12 inch table. Also have a Vinyl Cutter and that is going on 2 years since I have used it. With the laser, the tube is likely about gone... True letting them sit... they leak... It's a old Epilog and a after market tube recharge ($2K) would give it another 10 years of life but it is only a 25 watt.

    A family friend will likely be joining the CarveWright community soon with a CX. I look forward to seeing his creations. He first saw me at a Craft Show in 2008 with my Cute Cousin and was interested then but now has the time to play. I wish him well.

    A business plan is a good thing... My plan has changed as the market changed from Craft Stuff to Fire Stuff. So be flexible.... Just don't go down the slippery road of Copyright violations... The sports stuff looks like a money maker without a license but it can lead to bad things....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnfrwd View Post
    Please be careful with this thread.

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    I hope to be less misleading; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wk3q8jWcs https://shapertools.com/ I believe this tool may never replace relief carving with a Carvewright, but may have a place in diversifying a modern woodshop.
    thanks so much!
    karl

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    It is amazing how quickly technology is growing. 3d printers, hand held cnc routers, laser engravers,and so on. I personally do not even feel that I have scratched the surface of the capabilities of my CarveWright, I am still trying to learn all of the software and what it can do. We have had our machines for about 4 years and I still haven't tried scanning, or lithograph, or slicing, or, or ,or the list goes on. The reason we went with CarveWright was the software package and its capabilities and I am always learning and amazed at what I see people accomplish with this machine.

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