That's a great price for the work he did for you. I know what you mean about the cost of equipment with the newer technology. I have been wanting to buy a 3d printer but the cost is prohibitive for the size bed I would want.Thanks for the invite, Rick, but I only have to drive about 30 miles to visit a woodworker who just bought a 4x8' CNC right around Xmas.
I took a really large Claro Walnut burl slab up for him to flatten. He did a bit extra and ran it thru his large bed sander as well.
$100 for the whole job.
BUT... if i was really going to spend that type of money, I'd probably buy one of those small buildings that are for sale all over the place up here and install a sandblasting set up for embellishing my wood turnings.
See?? So many toys, so little money.