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  1. Small Machine Shop Owner's Catch 22

    Started by T. Jost, 10-19-2017 09:34 AM
    decision, making, skills, small, thinking
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 298
    10-19-2017, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Prospective employee test

    Started by conceptdevelopers, 09-16-2017 04:05 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    equipment, good, machining, measuring, test
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 3,502
    10-19-2017, 11:42 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 898
    10-19-2017, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  3. Customer would like breakdown of process/quote

    Started by Jetrocket, 10-13-2017 12:13 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 5,486
    10-19-2017, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  4. Materials fraud from major Japanese vendor

    Started by Milland, 10-11-2017 01:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cars, consumer, materials, military, products
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 2,883
    10-18-2017, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Anyones shop use Nitril gloves as standard practise?

    Started by SIM, 09-14-2017 07:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cleaning, gloves, guys, hands, hate
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,669
    10-17-2017, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Chemical analysis of raw materials ??

    Started by Midas969, 10-09-2017 11:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    analysis, company, give, kind, machine
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,422
    10-17-2017, 12:02 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 599
    10-17-2017, 07:40 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 3,064
    10-16-2017, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  7. B Scale or Bigger Printers

    Started by Ox, 10-14-2017 08:36 PM
    aggin, big, print, read, scale
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 417
    10-15-2017, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Workshop lighting?

    Started by xa-mont, 05-27-2016 05:51 AM
    lighting, good, brand, warranty, cheap
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,119
    10-11-2017, 05:10 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 711
    10-10-2017, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Deadbeat customer warning CTI.

    Started by Dualkit, 09-14-2017 02:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    credit, extend, job, pay, warning
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 4,474
    10-10-2017, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  10. How the H*** do you guys get work before the equipment is there?

    Started by JasonE, 10-05-2017 04:36 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    50ft, buying, long, realize, work
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,936
    10-09-2017, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  11. Buying a small CNC mill/lathe for side work

    Started by aerospace_eng, 09-26-2017 07:58 AM
    budget, cnc, mill/lathe, sites, small
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,292
    10-08-2017, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  12. What to tell the customer....

    Started by Jetrocket, 09-29-2017 12:18 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    iso, people, provided, requirement, time
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 3,119
    10-07-2017, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  13. finding employees

    Started by rollmaker, 08-06-2017 08:54 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 204
    • Views: 18,094
    10-06-2017, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  14. Marketing my product wholesale. Questions.

    Started by jamscal, 01-11-2016 01:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    initial, product, quantity, sell, supply
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,225
    10-04-2017, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Question for business owners/managers

    Started by The Dude, 09-27-2017 12:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, i’m, process, services, work
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,244
    10-04-2017, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  16. LED High Bays in a Production Shop

    Started by pdizzle, 09-29-2017 07:28 AM
    curious, led, lighting, opinions
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,065
    10-04-2017, 11:25 AM 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: 94
    • Views: 15,896
    10-02-2017, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  18. Proposed changes in the Tax code...

    Started by dcsipo, 09-28-2017 09:43 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    corp, easily, separable, shakes, tax
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,351
    10-02-2017, 11:55 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,509
    10-01-2017, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  19. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 08:06 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 6,547
    09-27-2017, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Retiring

    Started by magshooter, 09-22-2017 09:02 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,418
    09-27-2017, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Dumb Questions

    Started by Ox, 09-25-2017 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,560
    09-27-2017, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  22. Business insurance

    Started by TimH, 12-30-2016 11:50 AM
    agent, insurance, local, thinking, year
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,640
    09-26-2017, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  23. Blanket orders. How do you guys handle them ??

    Started by Dupa3872, 09-21-2017 01:32 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,794
    09-25-2017, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  24. CNC Machine inspections

    Started by 1960mog, 09-13-2017 05:20 PM
    buy, cnc, machine, qualified, service
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 866
    09-23-2017, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  25. Question Help me price these machines

    Started by aeternum, 09-15-2017 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,046
    09-22-2017, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  26. Want to import tools from Canada to USA

    Started by Neil, 09-20-2017 09:56 AM
    canada, direct, heavy, hit, tools
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 552
    09-20-2017, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  27. PUrchasing the shop I'm currently working at. Advice?

    Started by Jetrocket, 09-11-2017 08:59 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 3,463
    09-20-2017, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  28. What's wrong with cloud storage?

    Started by BRHMFG, 09-24-2015 09:13 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 9,644
    09-15-2017, 12:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 560
    09-14-2017, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  29. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 03:46 PM
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 16
    • Replies: 313
    • Views: 26,896
    09-13-2017, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  30. fyi... My exit

    Started by rj newbould, 12-13-2016 08:50 PM
    40 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 40
    • Replies: 791
    • Views: 109,499
    09-13-2017, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  31. Finding a buyer for our business?

    Started by cross hair, 09-06-2017 04:05 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, buyer, customers, find, purchased
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,621
    09-12-2017, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  32. Morris Midwest

    Started by TimD, 03-13-2017 03:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    machine, midwest, milwaukee, morris, okuma
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 6,831
    09-12-2017, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  33. Turn-key my headache

    Started by backlash73, 08-16-2017 02:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,760
    09-12-2017, 04:51 AM Go to last post

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