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Old 09-20-2016, 04:08 PM   #29
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Garage CNC Cutting Table revolution.

Originally Posted by jacquesm View Post
I just sold my business which was based exactly on what you describe.

(and I bought a small trawler with a small part of the proceeds )


I developed panels for 25 years. Even with the best software, it takes some experience.

My CNC machine did cost about 20 times what you propose and the software is not cheap either.

To do a good job, check out Rhino 3D and Orca Marine for the design software, Vectric for the CNC programming and Shopbot for a decent entry level CNC machine but seriously, you"ll be better off buying a kit or a used boat.

I designed some small trawlers CNC kits: the TW28.

(Please don't consider this advertisement: I sold the business.)

BTW, I just bought a nice Prairie 29 trawler, in good condition, for half the price of a real CNC machine.

You do know that there is a guy on this forum building a TW28, I hope. She-Kon.
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