Old 08-17-18, 07:40 PM
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I think it costs about $10k to have a creditable bare-bones framebuilding shop. So yeah, $3000 doesn't get you there. But if you did want to spend the money to get a decent shop, the school is a reasonable investment in learning how to use it. I always figured it costs me something like $500 to build a frame and get a cheap powdercoat, maybe more. So the costs add up quick.

It's good you looked at the costs first, there are a lot of people that go to the school thinking they will build more frames and never do. It's too bad there isn't a community facility where you can build frames. You would think that there might be a makerspace or two that would do that, but I have never heard of one. And makerspaces are expensive.
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