Sometime ago I cut out a piece for my Step-Dad for his birthday. I pinned a picture to my Pinterest board.
There was a comment made that a person’s laser could do that. It was not a bad comment and I did not take it that way.
Another time I went to the Etsy site and was looking at some of the scroll saw type work people were selling. I saw a piece cut from a pattern I had used a few times as well. I looked to see how much it was selling for. I was shocked to see that the seller priced it at about what I pay for the wood. Upon investigation I found that it was cut with a CNC or Laser cutter.
I do not want to talk bad about people who do this. However I find it lessens the value of what I make. Let’s say I need to sell a piece for $20.00. It might be something that took 2 to 3 hours to cut. Now a person can buy the same thing for $5.00, but it was cut by a machine. Makes it hard for me to sell pieces. Good thing I do this for a hobby.
Do people consider a CNC cut piece to be “hand-made”? I know I personally don’t.
Do you find there is more value to a piece that was cut hole by hole?
Just some thoughts…
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