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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Depreciation - Section 179

    Started by Prototypical, 08-14-2017 01:45 PM
    dumbass, feel, machine, make, works
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 549
    08-16-2017, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  2. finding employees

    Started by rollmaker, 08-06-2017 08:54 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 155
    • Views: 9,237
    08-16-2017, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Metal Finishing Masking Issues

    Started by ramiibrahim, 08-14-2017 10:01 AM
    issue, masking, metal finishing, parts, platting
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 402
    08-16-2017, 06:24 AM Go to last post
  4. Shop Network

    Started by Jacob2689, 08-13-2017 04:45 PM
    machines, network, shop, shops, thoughts
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 641
    08-15-2017, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Online Management Training

    Started by nitrousmudbogger, 08-03-2017 05:12 PM
    biz, job, managing, people, ways
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 658
    08-15-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 518
    08-15-2017, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  6. What's wrong with cloud storage?

    Started by BRHMFG, 09-24-2015 09:13 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 7,001
    08-15-2017, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  7. Moved: Hurco BMC 4020 BMC30

    Started by Dupa3872, 08-13-2017 11:18 AM
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  8. Advice needed - Evicting a Shop Tenant in Ontario, Canada

    Started by gerbshop, 02-13-2017 11:17 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bunch, days, items, locks, tenant
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 4,197
    08-13-2017, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  9. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 08:06 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 3,410
    08-11-2017, 06:22 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,464
    08-11-2017, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  10. Machine tool shows, any deals?

    Started by SND, 08-06-2017 06:41 AM
    dealers, deals, show, shows, year
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 852
    08-08-2017, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  11. More auctions - a harbinger of economic doom?

    Started by Comatose, 07-12-2017 02:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    detectors, months, paid, past, recession
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,583
    08-07-2017, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  12. Need advice on quoting!

    Started by SharkTamer, 06-04-2017 05:44 PM
    advice, money, quoting, time, work
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,943
    08-04-2017, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  13. What's the profit margin on carbide tools?

    Started by Ukraine Train, 06-28-2017 03:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    10%, carbide, end, margin, profit
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,632
    08-03-2017, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Co-workers not doing the right thing...

    Started by crb06, 07-21-2017 08:53 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    company, multiple, thing, working, wrong
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,669
    08-02-2017, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  15. How do you handle "Setup Sheets"?

    Started by tbm0115, 04-27-2015 03:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 10,848
    07-31-2017, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  16. what would you do in this Situation.

    Started by zberto, 07-22-2017 03:29 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    doe, engineering, hrl, msm, told
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,049
    07-31-2017, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Wanting to start a small shop, common question I'm sure, advice appreciated!

    Started by RevK, 10-20-2016 09:21 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    job, machines, miss, shop, working
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 12,702
    07-31-2017, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Change manager/engineer ?

    Started by cross hair, 07-18-2017 05:37 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, change, experience, operations, wondering
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,246
    07-30-2017, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  19. Is it common for shops to give holidays off paid?

    Started by Econdron, 07-20-2017 05:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    employees, holidays, paid, wanted, working
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,132
    07-29-2017, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  20. New Pig Drum Lids

    Started by Ox, 07-27-2017 06:38 PM
    drum, lid, lids, pig, torched
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 997
    07-29-2017, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  21. Used American over new import?

    Started by ElCouso, 07-13-2017 12:00 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    american, american iron, import, machine
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 3,085
    07-29-2017, 02:22 AM Go to last post
  22. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 03:46 PM
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 16
    • Replies: 304
    • Views: 22,615
    07-28-2017, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  23. Cold saw blade sharpening with quinn saw

    Started by tubeguy, 07-24-2017 05:40 PM
    blade, blades, found, sharpening, time
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 570
    07-28-2017, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 4,131
    07-27-2017, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  24. fyi... My exit

    Started by rj newbould, 12-13-2016 08:50 PM
    40 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 40
    • Replies: 782
    • Views: 101,027
    07-26-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  25. Production Tapping Collet Holder Organizer

    Started by Reptar, 07-22-2017 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 503
    07-23-2017, 06:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 623
    07-19-2017, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  26. Ever had to sign an NDA to attend an auction..?

    Started by Doug, 03-28-2017 04:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    auction, country, machines, problem, times
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,239
    07-17-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  27. Bussiness Savings Accounts

    Started by Stoney83, 07-14-2017 08:39 AM
    .1%, account, business, money, savings
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,049
    07-16-2017, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  28. City ordnance for small machine shop

    Started by Makin' N Bakin', 06-24-2017 11:49 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 4,199
    07-14-2017, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  29. Phunny customers and their (no so) funny antics

    Started by dkmc, 02-22-2017 07:01 PM
    customers, funny, job, machining, price
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,290
    07-14-2017, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  30. Any corridor user's here?

    Started by conceptdevelopers, 07-14-2017 07:58 AM
    corridor, materials, optimum, raw, track
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 454
    07-14-2017, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  31. Prospective owner for advice

    Started by inpogress, 06-27-2017 04:11 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    advice, business, buy, question, total
    • Replies: 85
    • Views: 5,031
    07-13-2017, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  32. Disagreement about tolerance on print

    Started by Toolroomguy, 06-10-2017 03:23 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    end, holes, part, parts, print
    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 9,490
    07-12-2017, 02:32 AM Go to last post
  33. Need sample letter to try and get work

    Started by Gwaed, 07-09-2017 06:55 AM
    customers, hoping, kind, sample, work
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,278
    07-11-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  34. Question One person welding shop getting into machining/ job shopping

    Started by acozygun, 06-20-2017 09:09 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business development, index milling machine, stuff, welding, work
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,394
    07-11-2017, 08:39 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,263
    07-10-2017, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  35. New Hire with Drawers Full of Cutting Tools..

    Started by Davis In SC, 05-29-2017 07:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    carbide, cutting, hire, owners, tools
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 7,545
    07-10-2017, 02:19 PM Go to last post

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