CNC routers (computer numerical control routers) are computer-operated cutting machines used to make specific items out of various materials, such as wood, glass, or metal.
The way a CNC router carves these materials has to do with the types of bits installed. CNC router bits come in all different shapes, sizes, and grooves.
A skilled craftsperson will know which bits are appropriate for creating the items they want to sell.
If you were to learn more about the different products made with CNC router bits, you would be eager to improve your craftsmanship skills tremendously.
To give you some perspective on what can be done, here are nine products you can create and sell using CNC router bits.
1) Australian Flag
Patriotic Australians love to purchase different variations of their national flag. You could make an attractive wooden Australian flag with the right piece of wood, paint colours, and CNC router bits.
As for selling the flags, you do not have to only rely on the local marketplaces. You could sell wooden Australian flags on the global market through Etsy or eBay.
And if you want to appeal to people in other countries, create their national flags out of wood.
2) Welcome Signs
Homeowners and business owners love to put welcome signs on the front of their doors and windows.
Perhaps the most welcoming variation of a welcome sign is the one made of wood. A wooden welcome sign can make people feel at peace when they approach a home or business.
It does not require much skill to create a welcome sign out of wood with CNC router bits. Of course, the sign’s quality can be improved if you are skilled with a CNC machine.
Keyholders serve two essential purposes. First, they look beautiful hanging on the interior walls of a home.
Second, keyholders are useful for storing keys so that people do not forget where they put them.
Since everyone uses keys, the demand for keyholders is relatively high throughout the world. Your CNC router bits can be used to manufacture creative looking keyholders out of wood.
4) Phone Cases
No one is walking around without a smartphone in their pocket or purse. People need to protect their phones with exterior cases to prevent damage to them.
Most of the retail phone cases are made of plastic. Consumers want a more attractive and durable case.
That is why you could use your CNC machine to create and sell wooden phone cases. This project needs to be planned and carefully measured because you must choose a specific phone model for your cases.
That way, you can cut holes into each case to allow access to its ports and cameras.
5) Smartphone Stand
A stand is another smartphone accessory people need. If someone wants to remain hands-free while they use their smartphone at home or in their office, a stand will keep their phone upright the entire time.
You have the freedom to customize the stand in terms of size, shape, and design. Sell it with your smartphone cases and make even more money.
6) Drink Coasters
Drink coasters absorb the condensation from your beverage cup or glass. Coasters are used everywhere, from bars and restaurants to people’s homes.
Because of this, there is a vast market out there for them. CNC router bits will allow you to craft a unique design onto your drink coasters as you create them.
Lighter creation should be performed by experienced CNC machine operators only. You will be working with metal or plastic, mostly, but you must understand how a lighter works as you design it.
There needs to be room for the internal components of the lighter, after all.
8) Salt and Pepper Shakers
Salt and pepper are the two most popular spices for cuisine. The shakers that store salt and pepper have taken on their own unique roles in a business or household.
Not only do they let you shake salt and pepper onto your food, but they can make your interior environment look more attractive too.
If you diversify your salt and pepper shakers’ designs and craftsmanship, you could find a massive market for them online.
Ashtrays are nothing more than small dishes that collect people’s cigarette ashes and cigar ashes as they smoke.
But you could make fancy ashtrays with attractive ornamental designs on the sides of them.
Since plenty of smokers are still left globally, there is no shortage of demand for good looking ashtrays.