Thank you for the kind words, I’m really proud of my shop and the people who have chosen to work with me. How I got here is a long story, just know that a lot of work was involved. Work I didn’t always get paid for. I’ve always had this thing where I get an idea and can’t rest till I’ve tried it, usually having no idea how it will apply to making money. But it seems to always work out. Time spent experimenting is time well spent in my book. What you see in that picture is maybe 1/5 of the shop. Presently I have 12,000 sq. ft. but we’re constructing a new location where I will have 22,000 ft. plus a 4,000 ft mezzanine. I turned 65 in December and it seemed like a good time to expand!
The whole idea behind building the MPCNC and then the LowRider was to learn CNC and build a case for buying a full size machine. That plan is working better than I ever imagined. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours trying this:
It worked beautifully and today I’m confident I can tell customers we can make true louvered shutters, something that wasn’t practical before.
Right after I got the MPCNC up and running a designer friend of my daughter called with an emergency request. She needed her logo cut from baltic birch plywood. In TWO days! The person who had cut it for her before wanted two weeks. Of course I agreed, even though I didn’t really know what I was doing. Great experience! It’s about 28" long.
I’ve been wanting to try epoxy inlay for a while and had an idea for Flight Paddles for a local brewery. Here’s the proof of concept:
Haven’t sold it yet, but I bet it will happen.
Thanks again Ryan, your work is helping me more than you can imagine. This has been more fun than I’ve had in years.