Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Most,if not all...millshops here charge an hour @ regular "shoprate" for setting up a moulder.Then you work out a per foot price.So the customer simply does the math....and decides for themselves if thats the approach they want to take.
On a personal note,we've found that 100' is usually where the demarcation spot is for our shop.IOWs....up to a hundred we'll usually make it inhouse.Grinding cutters or mixin/matching exist profiles.Once we need more than a hundred....we'll farm it out.Its like planing....doing it yourself vs having planer mills contracting it.Everyones shop profile is going to be different.The sooner you get a handle on the above the quicker you become in that decision part of the process.
Best of luck,BW
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.