What’s it cost to produce this 22-by-28-in. CNC-routed sign?
Small routed signs are easy with a benchtop CNC router
By Dennis Stanworth
Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020
6 sq. ft. of 1-in. white PVC board: $44
3 sq. ft. of ½-in. black PVC board: $20
Two cans of gold, one can of black Krylon spray paint: $27
Two yards 24-in. black vinyl: $20
Scroll bracket: $32
Total materials: $143
Total, including design: 8 hours
I recently purchased a benchtop CNC machine and in the process of learning how to use the machine I decided to make a sales sample to hang in my shop. It took the better part of one day to make the sign, because I’m still in the learning stage of using the equipment.
I did the layout in CorelDRAW, then imported the design into the CAD software and set up the tool paths for the router.