Is most "handcrafted" stuff actually CNC'ed?

I am just thinking now, knowing what I know now, and wonder if many things that are sold as "handcrafted" are actually mass produced,
CNCed etc.
Example
http://ef.algebra.com/e/330459440392
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On Aug 16, 1:02 pm, Ignoramus28874 <ignoramus28...@NOSPAM. 28874.invalid> wrote:

Some "Hand Crafted" junk is made on a contraption with 10 or more router spindles, and as many spindles to mount the work. All the work spindles are geared together, maybe with bicycle chains, and the (operator/carver/artist) carves one object and gets 9 "copies" at the same time, more or less the same minus the slack in the chains and linkages. Like a 3D pantograph, with multiple parts made at once.
Technically it is sort of "Hand Crafted"
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On Aug 16, 11:02 am, Ignoramus28874 <ignoramus28...@NOSPAM. 28874.invalid> wrote:

Looks to me like burned into the wood with a branding iron, except all seem to be of the exact same depth. I guess hand crafted could mean they were clamped into a wood CNC mill by hand?
I had a book on Runes that I gave to a grandson when he was into stuff like that. Many of the German houses/buildings are framed in Runes. The book also gives the body positions to simulate Runes.
Paul
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On 8/16/2010 10:02 AM, Ignoramus28874 wrote:

"Handcrafted" is probably as abused a term as "Billet"...
Jon
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On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:29:22 -0800, Jon Anderson

And "aircraft grade". Saw "airport grade" driveway sealer at the borg yesterday.
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wrote:

"Surgical steel"
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On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:54:25 -0400, Spehro Pefhany

Hey Speff,
"the borg"...????? wuzzat???
Brian Lawson
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The "Big Box in the Sky". Lowes, Home Despots, Menard's... etc...
LLoyd
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On 8/16/2010 9:02 PM, Brian Lawson wrote:

"Big Orange Retail Giant" aka Home Despot, and by extension Lowes and the rest. A play on words also--the slogan of the Borg in Star Trek was "You will be assimilated".
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And what about "natural" and "heavy duty". These are the most abused.
Example
http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-3-Heavy-Duty-3-C-Clamps-Metalworking-Tools-/290464730789
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Ignoramus28874 wrote:

There is a good chance those items actually are hand crafted by children in a third world country making $10/day if they're lucky.
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A MONTH, Pete.
Little 8-year-old girls die annually in China working on the 2nd or 3rd story of a fireworks building where the really _dangerous_ stuff is done on the 1st floor (so the supervisors can get out quickly).
Those kids make roughly $0.90 per DAY (before their "expenses" are deducted by the supervisor) doing the dirtiest, most dangerous work their country has to offer.
LLoyd
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"Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote in message

We have the misfortune of having an in-law who has relocated to China and runs a business there. When questioned about how workers are treated & paid, his reply is that "at least I make sure the supervisors dont beat my workers". Nice hey.
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Communism, the Workers' Paradise.
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On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:02:02 -0500, Ignoramus28874

They ran a sheet of sandpaper over the CNCed parts, then sprayed them with a rattle can. Handcrafted! ;)
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2010 13:02:02 -0500 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    Some could. Having done totally hand crafter stuff, you can't afford what it cost me. What I'd do for a one off item is different than for a series. Even if I was going to make them all using hand tools, there comes a point where some kind of batch processing comes to mind.
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Ignoramus28874 wrote:

From some contacts in the CNC router industry, the Chinese are cranking out wood routers in HUGE numbers for sale in the far east. India is too, but in smaller quantities. They both are supplying kits to be built in the destination country, using a bunch of tricks like a plywood foundation that you pour full of a cement to make the work table. My contact said some of these Chinese outfits are delivering up to 3000 machines a MONTH!
Some of this stuff is being used for architectural panels, decorative railings and trellises, etc. but certainly a lot of thes sorts of items Iggy mentions could also be done that way.
Jon
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