The One Dollar Experiment


#1

This, is wholeheartedly a shameless plug.

For about a year now I have been making and selling decals and other small items on the sit of my full time job. It really is fun but I would like to expand the business more. I know the Glowforge will pay for it’s self in time but I would also like to get a CNC machine and 3D printer along with many other tools and materials.

Ever since I was a kid I always thought about how if everyone gave 1$ to a goal then it wouldn’t be anything to them but could make a world of difference to one persons dream.

So I’m testing this theory. I started a GoFundMe today to see if anyone was willing to donate $5(GoFundMe Minimum) and share my fund for others to have the chance to do the same.

Here is the LINK

Thank you for your time.

EDIT: Didn’t realize there was a GoFundMe $5 minimum.


#2

Hmm… I attempted to leave a dollar amount of 2.something, but it says $5 minimum. Probably something you werent aware of…
donated anyways. good luck!


#3

Just donated!! I can’t agree more with the idea :smiley:


#4

No I was not. Crap lol.

Thanks for the heads up I’ll have to go change that.


#5

You guys are awesome!


#6

Yeah, you probably should edit the descriptions on GFMe and here just to be clear.

Bet the transaction charges are too high to make $1 doable for GFMe.


#7

Yep, as soon as I edited here I fixed it on there too. It must be taking a bit to update the page. Thanks for the heads up and donation!


#8

What genre of CNC machine are you looking to get? (I mean: router or mill?) If you’re thinking benchtop mill, I have a Torus Pro that I’d like to sell (if you’re interested in a used machine).

PS, No pressure about my mill, there are many reasons you might not want it. I’m still interested in talking about what you DO want though, if that’s a direction you’re cool with this thread going.


#9

Done! Good luck with your project :grinning:


#10

I’m looking for one that will get me the most versatility and financial gain for the money.

If I get a bench top one then I would like to be able to engrave aluminium.

Otherwise I may get a Maslow cnc


#11

Thank you!


#12

I’m not sure about the OP, but I’m jumping in here with my want. I want a Tormach 770 or a 440. Not too big, not too small. I have 3d printers coming out of my ears, and soon I’ll have a Glowforge. I would love to have a CNC mill.


#13

Pitched a few dollars your way. Good luck!


#14

Thank you!


#15

Ah, so you’re shooting more toward CNC router territory. I don’t have much knowledge in that arena.

@dystracktd, sweet! Both good machines from what I’ve seen (I mean: seen on video, never in person). Prolly best to start a new topic to talk about them further…


#16

Wow it’s already up to $90! People are awesome!


#17

Now $95 :wink:


#18

Thank you!!


#19

A few folks have sent notes that this appears to be on the borderline of off-topic commercial solicitation, so I’m going to close the topic. Good luck @soldiercoleman!


#20